I think it's safe to say that I have been a lover of Mexican food my entire life. From fusion tacos with bulgogi and kimchi to the refried beans that vaguely resemble slop at the local dump-Mex place around the corner: I love it all. In fact, I have to make a deliberate effort to not fill my blog with all-Mexican all-the-time.
It's about time I let a little of my obsession with Mexican food ( and drink ... ) come through. I have roughly five (FIVE!!!!) different margarita recipes that are regulars in my kitchen, but this is my "basic" but fabulous go-to recipe, and seems like a great place to start. One thing that is a little odd about this recipe to some people is that I make it in a cocktail shaker. I love the way the shaker breaks up the ice and gives the margarita a just little bit of a froth at the top, but if you are decidedly anti-shaker, feel free to stir instead.
- 1.5 oz Agave Tequila
- 1.5 oz Grand Marnier or Cointreau
- 1.5 oz Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
- 1 oz Simple Syrup optional - see Notes
- Salt optional, just a pinch
- Ice fill the cocktail shaker with ice
- Cocktail Shaker
- In a cocktail shaker combine all liquid ingredients over the ice.
- Shake vigorously.
- Pour ( ice and all ) into a margarita or rocks glass and serve. Garnish with a slice of lime and a pinch of salt.
I love seeing before and after photos, so when I updated the photos on this margarita recipe post, I left the old ones for you to compare!