How to Make the Best Margarita

Making the best margaritas is not difficult, if you have the best recipe to make margaritas. The trick to use is to use agave tequila to make the margarita. Depending on your taste, limeade or different liqueur can be added to the margarita. Scroll down to know a few of the best margarita recipes.
Margaritas are cocktails made from tequila mixed with triple sec and lemon juice. Apart from the way, they are made, it is the way the margaritas are served makes them interesting. Often margaritas are served with salt on the rim of the glass, but they can also be served with sugar on the rim. According to the findings, margarita is one of the most common tequila based cocktail served in the United States. This cocktail can be served in a number of ways. It can either be served shaken with ice, or on the rocks, blended with ice, also known as frozen margarita, or without ice, called straight up. One can opt to serve the margarita as per your own choice. Margarita is generally served with salt or sugar on the rim of the glass. It is the ratio used to make the margaritas, which helps to make the best margaritas. The basic ratio, which can be used to make the margarita are as follows:
  • Ratio 2:1:1, which is 50% tequila, 25% triple sec and 25% lemon juice.
  • Ratio 3:2:1, which is 50% tequila, 33% triple sec and 17% lemon juice.
  • Ratio 3:1:1, which is 60% tequila, 20% triple sec and 20% lemon juice.
  • Ratio 6:3:1, which is 60% tequila, 30% triple sec and 10% lemon juice.
  • Ratio 1:1:1, which is 33% tequila, 33% triple sec and 33% lemon juice.
Traditional margarita recipes have tequila, triple sec and lemon juice listed as the ingredients. But there are other ingredients, which can be used to make margaritas as well. They can be made with muddled fruits like cherries, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, orange, watermelon, etc. If you want to make them sweet, you can either add plain sugar or any simple syrup as additional sweetener. Now you know, the ratio which you can use to make the best margarita, let's turn our attention to best margarita recipe.

How to Mix a Margarita

There are different ways to mix a margarita. We will see one of the commonly used method to make margarita mix recipe.

  • Tequila 2 oz
  • Fresh lime juice ¾ oz
  • Triple sec 1 oz
  • Coarse salt
  • Lime ½
  • Lime wedges
  • Ice
  • Chill the margarita glasses.
  • Rub half a lime around the rim of the chilled glasses.
  • Then dip the glasses into a plate of coarse salt.
  • In a cocktail shaker, pour tequila, lime juice, triple sec and ice.
  • Shake the mixture three times and pour it into the glasses.
  • Garnish the margarita with lime wedges before serving the margarita.
How to Make the Best Margarita on the Rocks

The recipe is similar to the traditional version of making margarita. The difference is made by the addition of brandy based orange liqueur added to the recipe.

  • Sweet and sour mix 2 cups
  • Triple sec 1 cup
  • Gold tequila 1 ½ cups
  • Brandy based orange liqueur ⅓ cup
  • Limes, quartered 2
  • Ice
  • The rim about 8 glasses with salt, for which pour salt onto a small plate. Rub the rims of the glasses with lime before you press them into the salt on the plate.
  • Pour ice into the glasses.
  • In a blender, combine sweet and sour mix with triple sec, tequila and orange liqueur.
  • Continue to mix until they are evenly mixed.
  • Pour the margarita mix into glasses and squeeze lime into each glass, before serving it.
How to Make a Frozen Margarita

This is one of the simple frozen margarita recipe. There are a number of people who do not like to have their margarita on the rocks.

  • Coarse salt 2 teaspoons
  • Lime juice 2 oz
  • Lime wedge 1
  • Triple sec 1 oz
  • White tequila 3 oz
  • Crushed ice 1 cup
  • Press a lime wedge along the rim of the margarita glass, invert the glass and dip it in salt placed in a plate.
  • Chill the glass for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • In a blender, combine tequila, lime juice, triple sec and crushed ice and whirl at high-speed.
  • Immediately pour the frozen margarita mix into the glasses, garnish with a lime wedge and serve immediately.
I hope with this article, you know how to make the best margarita. You can make the required changes in the recipe to come up with your own margarita recipe. One of the changes, you may want to make is with the liqueur you use.
By Bhakti Satalkar
Last Updated: 9/19/2011
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