10 Best Margarita Recipes
If you’re looking for the 10 best margarita recipes, look no further! We’ve got the scoop on the recipe that the Pro’s use, and those Bartenders in the Restaurants know that this mix is the perfect blend of the Classic Margarita, and it’s so simple.
It’s the old 3 -2 -1 rule, which is: 3 parts Spirits (Booze – in this case – Tequila) 2 parts sweet (Triple Sec) and 1 part Sour (Lime Juice). That’s the Classic old mix.
There’s also a newer version which is 2-1-1, and another version which is 1-1-1. Really though, it all comes down to personal taste. If you like sweeter drinks, you may add equal parts of Tequila and Triple Sec, and only 1 part Lime Juice.
Or, if you’re the opposite, and don’t like sweet drinks, you might want to add a little more Lime Juice, and a little less Triple Sec. No matter how you decide to mix up your very own favorite, one thing is sure, you’ll still want the classic Lime wedge run around the edge of your glass, and a dip in the Salt, to set off all the flavors, and make your version shine.
Since Margaritas are a drink that most people love, we’ve put together some great recipes for different flavors and versions that we think you’re going to love! With these 10 Best Margarita Recipes to guide you, you’ll be mixing Margaritas for every occasion, just like a Pro!
Whether you choose to serve them shaken or stirred, on the Rocks, or strained, frozen, or ice cold, these 10 Best Margarita Recipes will give you the best ingredients to use, and great instructions on the best way to serve your chosen flavors and style.
Whether you’re serving Margaritas for Taco Tuesdays, or May 5th, which is Cinco de Mayo, we’ve got a recipe that is sure to be a perfect match for your guests, family or friends to enjoy. Or, maybe you’re enjoying a night in, or on the Patio, and want to try a new or unique flavor, we’re sure you’ll find what you’re looking for with these recipes.
INGREDIENTS IN A MARGARITA:
The three main ingredients in a classic Margarita, or the old traditional way of making them is:
Tequila – which is the classic boozy ingredient to use for Margaritas. We suggest Jose Cuervo, but you can use your favorite brand if preferred.
The Tequila sets the tone for the drinks, meaning the better brand of Tequila, the better your Margaritas will taste. The better brands will have a smooth quality about them, and an equally smooth flavor, giving your drinks a wonderful flavor. Triple Sec: Is an Orange flavored Liqueur, and it’s the sweet part of the drink. We suggest Triple Sec, to balance out the Tequila, or, you can also use Grand Marnier, or Cointreau. But, Grand Marnier is a blend of Congac and Triple Sec, and while it does taste like an Orange Liqueur, it has a higher alcohol content, and since you already have Tequila in your drinks, we think Triple Sec works best for a great Margarita.
Lime Juice: You’ll want to make sure and have plenty of fresh Lime’s on hand, since you’ll be using the fresh squeezed Juice in the Drinks, to rim the glasses, and for a garnish. We suggest only fresh squeezed Lime Juice, and nothing bottled for a wonderfully balanced Margarita, with a great flavor.
We’d also suggest keeping your Tequila, Triple Sec and Limes in the refrigerator to make sure you get a really chilled cool Margarita, and you won’t need Ice, unless you like your drinks on the rocks, or frozen.
OTHER INGREDIENTS AND SUGGESTIONS:
There are lots of flavors you can make, so keep reading, and we’ll link you to all of our great recipes, and suggestions. For instance, you may want to try, Limoncello, Orange, Blue Caracos, Strawberry, Watermelon, Cherry, and we’re working on more flavors, coming soon, so make sure you come back for other new and great flavors.
You’ll want to make sure you have Margarita Salt on hand. You can buy it at your local grocery store, liquor stores, or most places where party supplies are sold. It comes in a small flat container, that makes it easy to dip the rim of your glasses, and lightly coat them in the Salt that adds a wonderful flavor to Margaritas.
We’d also suggest Jose Cuervo Margarita Mix. The flavor in the mix is really great, and it’s also great if your in a pinch and didn’t have time to gather your three ingredients. All you do is follow the instructions of the back of the Bottle, which is basically to add Tequila, salt and limes to your glasses, finish off with the Margarita mix, and you’ve got a great drink. We’d suggest keeping the mix refrigerated to it’s chilled to make your prefect drinks.
Check out all 10 of our Margarita recipes:
HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT MARGARITA:
We’re going to give you three options here, the traditional old-style mix, the newer version which is not quite as strong as the traditional, and the third mix option, which lets you choose sweet, and not so sweet.
- 3 parts Tequila
- 2 parts Triple Sec
- 1 part Lime Juice – fresh squeezed
- 2 parts Tequila
- 1 part Triple Sec
- 1 part Lime Juice -fresh squeezed
SWEET/NOT SWEET VERSION:
- 2 parts Tequila
- 2 parts Triple Sec
- 1 part Lime Juice
NOT SO SWEET:
- 2 parts Tequila
- 1 part Triple Sec
- 2 parts Lime Juice
Below, you will find the recipe for the Classic Margarita, just like is served in most Restaurants, or drinking establishments. This will be a good guide to follow to make your traditional Margaritas, and variations will have a similar recipe, so you’ll know what to add to make the perfect drink. Since personal preferences are always important, we’ll help you remember to add this or that for sweet drinks, and not so sweet drinks. We’ve mixed and matched some great flavors for a truly fun experience to pair these drinks with favorite foods, and friends. You can make these in individual drinks, and we’ll give measurements for a pitcher as well, so if you’re having a lot of guests, you can fill and refill glasses, and the pitcher easily, and quickly.
WHAT FOODS GO BEST WITH A MARGARITA?
We think TEX – MEX is a great combination with Margaritas. From Nacho’s to Southwestern Egg Rolls, Taco’s, Salsa’s, Queso, or Cheese dips, Guacamole, Tortilla Chips, or any authentic Mexican foods that are your favorites, you’re sure to love the combo of the smooth cool Margarita, against a little heat on your plate. We think this will be a great pairing: LINK TO OUR MEX RECIPES!!
We also have recipes for Frozen Margaritas, and some substitutions you can try to make sure you get favorite flavors in this great drink. You can have the ingredients on hand to make different Margarita flavors for different guests, and make sure everyone has a wonderful time, sipping their favorite, and eating some delicious food.
From Frozen Strawberry, and Watermelon, to Grapefruit, or Cherry Limeade, you can satisfy even the pickiest guests with flavors to suit their palate. Just follow the recipes, and suggestions for other flavors, and it’s sure to be a winner.
- 2 ounces of Tequila
- 1 ounce of Lime Juice – fresh squeezed
- 1 ounce of Triple Sec
- 1 ounce of Margarita Mix
- ICE – to preference
Using a classic Cocktail Shaker:
Fill the Cocktail Shaker 3/4 full with Ice
Add the Tequila, Triple Sec, Lime Juice, and Margarita Mix, and shake until the drink is well mixed, about 10 seconds. Cut a lime in 4 Wedges, and run the cut side of the Lime around the rim of your glass, and dip the rim lightly, into the Margarita Salt. Pour the mixed drink from the Shake into the glass, and place a slice or wedge of Lime on the rim of the glass.
Serve, and Enjoy!
Makes 1 – 6 to 8 ounce Margarita