How To Make A Good Margarita

Do you know how to make a good margarita? It’s so simple and all you need are 3 ingredients to make the best recipe. I know you will love these 2 recipes we shared: Classic Margarita and Iced Margarita.

A Margarita is, without doubt, my favourite cocktail, and my drink of choice when drinking at a restaurant. Cocktails do tend to be expensive, and there’s nothing more disappointing when you have that first sip and realize you could have made better at home for half the price. Whilst some get it right, others destroy the most classic of cocktails. Common errors seem to be the use of weak cordial instead of fresh lime juice and the wrong amount of tequila. The best Margaritas are fresh and tangy with a perfect balance of flavour.

Here is what I think makes a good margarita recipe!

How To Make A Good Margarita

The Iced Margarita Recipe

Some find the classic Margarita a bit too strong. For something with a little less kick, you might like to try the Iced Margarita recipe. It is a refreshing drink that combines the elements of the Classic Margarita in a more diluted version.

Iced Margarita Ingredients

  • 2½ measures of silver tequila
  • 1 ¼ measure of Cointreau (triple sec)
  • Juice of 1 fresh lime
  • 1 lime sliced in rings
  • 6 x small scoops of lime sorbet
  • 150ml x cold lemonade
  • crushed ice
  • optional: lime wedge and coarse salt for rimming the glass

How To Make An Iced Margarita

  1. Prepare your glass: If you want to salt the rim of your glass, run a juicy lime wedge around the rim, and dip the rim in coarse Kosher salt. Set aside.
  2. Combine the ingredients: Combine the tequila, Cointreau, and fresh lime juice in a jug or a cocktail shaker. Shake or stir until it is combined and chilled.
  3. Fill two glasses: with a few slices of lime. Split the sorbet between the two glasses and add some ice in each glass. Split the drink into each glass. Top up each glass with a helping of lemonade.
  4. Serve: Garnished with a slice of lime
  5. Enjoy!

This recipe will be enough to serve two drinks.

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How To Make A Good Margarita
Iced Margarita
Prep Time
15 mins
 
Some find the classic Margarita a bit too strong. For something with a little less kick, you might like to try the Iced Margarita recipe. An Iced Margarita is a refreshing drink that combines the elements of the Classic Margarita in a more diluted version.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Canadian, Mexican
Keyword: alcohol, drink, Margarita
Servings: 2 glass
Author: Lyne
Ingredients
  • ounces of silver tequila
  • 1 ¼ ounces of Cointreau triple sec
  • Juice of 1 fresh lime
  • 1 lime sliced in rings
  • 6 small scoops of lime sorbet
  • 150 ml cold lemonade
  • crushed ice
Instructions
  1. If you want to salt the rim of your glass, run a juicy lime wedge around the rim, and dip the rim in coarse Kosher salt.
  2. Set aside.
  3. Combine the tequila, Cointreau, and fresh lime juice in a jug or a cocktail shaker. Shake or stir until it is combined and chilled.
  4. Add a few slices of lime into the glass.
  5. Split the sorbet between the two glasses and add some ice in each glass.
  6. Split the drink into each glass.
  7. Top up each glass with a helping of lemonade.
  8. Garnish the rim of the glass with a slice of lime.
Classic Margarita

The Classic Margarita Recipe

To make a classic margarita, all you really need are these three basic ingredients

Classic Margarita Ingredients

  • 1 ½ ounce of silver tequila
  • 1/2 ounce of Cointreau (triple sec)
  • Juice of 1 fresh lime
  • optional: lime wedge and coarse salt for rimming the glass

How To Make The Classic Margarita

  1. Prepare your glass: Rub the rim of your cocktail glass with some lime juice and then dip in salt to coat.
  2. Combine the ingredients:Combine the tequila, Cointreau, and fresh lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Shake until it is combined and chilled.
  3. Fill the glass: Pour in your cocktail mixture in a glass.
  4. Serve on the rocks:Half fill your cocktail glass with partially crushed ice or ice cubes and garnish with a wedge of lime.
  5. Enjoy!

This recipe makes enough for one margarita, so if your friends pop in for drinks, be sure to adjust the measurements accordingly.

5 from 1 vote
Classic Margarita
Classic Margarita
Prep Time
15 mins
 

To make a classic margarita recipe, all you really need are three basic margarita ingredients!

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Canadian, Mexican
Keyword: alcohol, drink, Margarita
Servings: 1 serving
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ ounce of silver tequila
  • 1/2 ounce of Cointreau triple sec
  • Juice of 1 fresh lime
  • optional: lime wedge and coarse salt for rimming the glass
Instructions
  1. Rub the rim of your cocktail glass with some lime juice and then dip in salt to coat.
  2. Combine the tequila, Cointreau, and fresh lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Shake until it is combined and chilled.

  3. Pour in your cocktail mixture in a glass.

  4. Half fill your cocktail glass with partially crushed ice or ice cubes and garnish with a wedge of lime.
Recipe Notes

This recipe makes enough for one Margarita, so if your friends pop in for drinks, be sure to adjust the measurements accordingly.

A Margarita is a great cocktail for pre-dinner drinks and provides the perfect accompaniment to a Mexican feast. You’ll probably adjust the alcohol quantities to suit your taste, but where possible, always try to use freshly squeezed lime juice for that fresh and tangy taste. You can easily create this classic cocktail in your home and find the Margarita mix that is perfect for you.

What To Serve With A Margarita:

if you are looking for some delicious Mexican food to accompany your drinks, you can make:

The Turkey Taco Party Cups as appetizers, followed by Sheet Pan Nachos for the main dish, and for dessert, the Strawberry Margarita Cupcake with Liquor!

I hope you enjoyed my Iced Margarita and Classic Margarita Recipes as much as I did! If you make it, please share your photos with us on Facebook or Twitter! Also, check out all of our other recipes!

Lynehttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto.She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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