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Perfect Margarita

A good margarita depends on the quality of its ingredients; always use the best tequila you can find. Margaritas can be made in a blender or served on the rocks, according to taste. Use a citrus reamer, a small, fluted cylindrical wooden tool, to extract every last drop of juice from the limes.

  • yield: Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 1 lime, cut into 6 wedges
  • Coarse salt
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 3/4 cups tequila
  • 1/4 cup Cointreau
  • 1/4 cup Grand Marnier
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons Lime Simple Syrup Lime Simple Syrup

Directions

  1. Step 1

    To salt-rim the glasses, rub a cut lime around the rim of each glass. Fill a saucer with salt, and dip each glass, upside down, into the salt. Set aside.

  2. Step 2

    Fill a blender jar three-quarters full of ice cubes. Pour tequila, Cointreau, Grand Marnier, lime juice, and simple syrup over the ice. Begin blending on low, then increase the speed to high, until the ice is very finely chopped and the mixture is frothy. Taste for sweetness, adding more simple syrup if necessary. Blend a few seconds more, and pour into the salt-rimmed glasses. Serve immediately.

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Reviews (12)

  • 3 Jul, 2013

    I first reviewed this in 2007 and am still making this (strong) drink ! It's a winner.

  • 26 Mar, 2013

    great post.thanks for sharing .couple 4 by anastasya font

  • 8 Jan, 2013

    A good drink.I like.Do you want to meet thai women?

  • 30 May, 2010

    I make the on-the-rocks (unshaken) version of Rick Bayless' "Pure-and-Simple Shaken Margarita". http://www.fronterakitchens.com/cooking/recipes/margarita.html

  • 14 Feb, 2009

    Someone please tell me all about the "tequila worm". I hope it's just a fairy tale.

  • 9 Aug, 2008

    My friends always request this drink....it is worth squeezing the limes!!!

  • 6 Jun, 2008

    Mmmm...homemade is always better. Same for Whiskey Sours. In restaurants they use that sweet and sour mix for these drinks. Fresh lime juice and simple syrup tastes FAAAAR better!

  • 14 Apr, 2008

    these are great for party

  • 17 Jan, 2008

    A little too strong for my taste. I did like the overall flavor but it requires quite bit of ingredients. Would love a more simplified version.

  • 30 Nov, 2007

    This is my favourite Martha drink recipe - though I am sure it is wrong as 1 3/4 cups of tequilla makes a very strong drink indeed. My friends can all drink and they thought it was strong. BUT - just add a little more fresh lime juice and go with it and you will soon have a great party! Enjoy this one a lot. Make your own pinata for added fun! from Christian, London

  • 30 Nov, 2007

    This is my favourite Martha drink recipe - though I am sure it is wrong as 1 3/4 cups of tequilla makes a very strong drink indeed. My friends can all drink and they thought it was strong. BUT - just add a little more fresh lime juice and go with it and you will soon have a great party! Enjoy this one a lot. Make your own pinata for added fun! from Christian, London

  • 30 Nov, 2007

    This is my favourite Martha drink recipe - though I am sure it is wrong as 1 3/4 cups of tequilla makes a very strong drink indeed. My friends can all drink and they thought it was strong. BUT - just add a little more fresh lime juice and go with it and you will soon have a great party! Enjoy this one a lot. Make your own pinata for added fun! from Christian, London