Classic Margarita

Finally sharing a Classic Margarita recipe! The very first margarita I ever had was with Jose Cuevro with Jose Cuervo strawberry mix. It is almost a little painful for me to admit that to you all. I remember liking it at the time and probably because it was a sugar laden drink that didn’t actually taste like alcohol.

Well to be perfectly honest you probably couldn’t pay me to drink Jose Cuevro now. Pro tip – don’t drink that stuff….just don’t do it.

Once I realized that real, 100% agave tequila tasted so good I didn’t want to drink a crappy, sugar laden margarita. I started looking for a classic margarita recipe and discovered that a lot of recipes recommended 2-1-1. The simplest recipe ever – 2 parts tequila, 1 part orange liqueur, 1 part lime juice.

Well the moment I tried that my life changed forever! Is that dramatic? Absolutely – my point is. Totally changed my margarita making game.

I really cant take credit for this recipe because it has been around forever but I did want to share with you all what I like to make and what we will be having on Cinco de Mayo. I also had a friend text me recently for a recipe and I was kind of confused why I had never blogged this. Hah!

This recipe is for one margarita (hint: it is strong). You can easily double this recipe in a cocktail shaker for multiple drinks. Feel free to muddle your favorite fruit or get creative and add some other liqueurs. We like to substitute St. Germain for the orange liqueur sometimes. You can also check out my Ginger Lime Margarita and Spiced Pineapple.

Hope you join me in making an AWESOME margarita and tacos on Friday! Cheers!

Classic Margarita
Serves 1
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Prep Time
3 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
3 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 ounces 100% agave tequila
  2. 1 ounce orange liqueur
  3. 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  4. ¼ ounce simple syrup (optional: see notes)
Instructions
  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and combine all the ingredients in the cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake until the outside of the shaker is frosted and contents are cold.
  3. Strain in to a glass filled with ice and serve.
Notes
  1. You can add a little simple syrup if you wish to make it a little less tart. We sometimes chose to do that when the limes are on the more tart side.
  2. Simple syrup is a 1:1 ratio of water to sugar. Dissolve the sugar in hot water and then store in the refrigerator in an airtight container. I like to use organic cane sugar or demerara sugar.
Adapted from Mesa Grill Cookbook
Adapted from Mesa Grill Cookbook
Jessi's Kitchen http://jessiskitchen.com/

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