Happy Cinco de Mayo! The Perfect Margarita
It’s Cinco de Mayo – I know while you are sitting there reading this post you are secretly, or perhaps not so secretly, craving a margarita. And while we all wait for the work bell to finish for the day, most of us are probably headed to your favorite local Mexican restaurant or for a party back home.
Lucky for you, I have the perfect margarita recipe. It’s all about ratios and works everytime. 3 parts tequila, 2 parts triple sec, 1 part fresh squeezed lime juice. 1 part could be a shot glass, a pitcher, or a trash can. It doesn’t really matter as long as the proportions are correct.
Here’s my secret – make sure you are using fresh squeezed lime juice! That margarita mix stuff is an abomination and laced with tons of sugar. Fresh squeezed lime juice separates a good margarita from a great margarita.
I prefer mine on the rocks, but feel free to put some in the blender with ice and make them “frozen”.
The Perfect Margarita
(Recipe Courtesy of Vivek Surti)
3 parts tequila
2 parts triple sec or Cointreau
1 part freshly squeezed lime juice
Combine in a shaker, pitcher, or other vessel and stir to combine. Pour over ice for “rocks” and put in a blender with a ton of ice for “frozen”
Sit back, relax, and enjoy folks! Should be a beautiful day to go out there and celebrate. And if you need something to eat, make my skirt steak tacos! You’ll be satisfied to the max.
Photo Credit: http://www.ifood.tv/recipe/frozen_margarita