Cinco de Mayo is this next Monday, but I’ll be celebrating this weekend…with margaritas. My favorite drink above all, bar none, is a marg. I drink red wine because it’s better for me and has less sugar, but if I could have a margarita, I’d take it.
This margarita recipe was created one night because my husband, Matt, wanted a liquor drink but said that margaritas were too sweet for him… enter my recipe.
It’s very simple, which means strong, so be careful, but it’s quite delicious. It has just enough sweet to balance the salted rim.
The Perfect Margarita
- 1.5 oz regular tequila (I like patron)
- 0.5 oz Patron Citronge (orange liqueur made in mexico)
- juice of 2 very juicy limes (or 3 not-so-juicy limes)
- 1 tsp Agave Nectar
- Splash of orange juice
Mix all of the above in a carafe and pour over ice in a salt rimmed glass. To professionally salt the glass, drag a wedge of lime around the rim of each glass, then dip in salt before adding ice and margarita.
I usually double or quadruple this recipe in a carafe for mine and Matt’s ‘Tequila Tuesdays’. Its natural sugar, and tequila, so you know it’s good!
It’s simple, and the perfect mixture of salty and sweet. Enjoy!