Cinco de Mayo a great time to drink a margarita along with the other 364 days of the year. As there are at least that many variations of tequila to try.
There are some simple things I always have available for my margaritas. The following are my favorite items to use when making a margarita. The fancy glasses are fun for a get together but for every day margarita drinking I use a rocks glass.
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I always start with a fresh limeade. It makes a better base than a store-bought mix. If you are in a pinch most stores carry Simply Limeade or they have some lime juice you can buy but Fresh is always best.Print
Fresh Limeade used as a cocktail base or fine on its own.
- Prep Time: 10 min
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 2 cups 1x
- 1 cup Lime Juice
- 1 cup Cold Water
- 1 cup Granulated Sugar
Squeeze limes and mix with other ingredients in a pitcher or jug. Shake/stir till sugar is dissolved.
You can lessen or increase the sweetness as desired by adding more or less sugar.
Now I have a preference of Gran Gala as my preferred orange liquor. There are others out there so use what you like. I urge you to try them all.
I love tequila. I love to try all kinds of tequila. For this simple recipe I favor the ones that are golden in color often labeled Resposado. But hey try any kind you like. That’s the beauty of a margarita you can make it yours.
*** side bar the clear white tequila mixed with fruit purée and ice are often quite enjoyable on a hot summers day****Print
A cold refreshing beverage for Cinco de Mayo or another time of year
- Prep Time: 5 min
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Category: Cocktails
- 2 oz Tequila
- 1.5 oz Orange Liqueur
- 3.5oz Limeade
fill shaker with ice, add all ingredients and shake until nice and mixed. Serve over ice in a margarita glass or rocks glass. You can also strain and serve in a Martine glass for those fancy occasions.
I like to mix salt and sugar to rim the glass but it is fine with just salt or nothing at all. that is your choice.
- Serving Size: 1 glass
Happy Cinco de Mayo Y’all