The unofficial start of summer is less than a week away. What better way to kick off the summer season then with fresh margaritas on the rocks! I love the combination of sweet and sour in this Classic Margarita.
I have not always had an appreciation for margaritas. The first margarita I had was a pre-made bottle of margarita mix with instructions to “just add tequila”. I cringe at the thought of all the sour mix that has been added to my drinks over the years.
Why suffer through that when we can have fresh margaritas. They just taste so much better!
Begin by adding tequila and lime juice into a cocktail shaker or into a measuring cup. Tip: Roll out lime on the counter-top pushing down to release juices.
Use lime and rim the glass. This gives the sugar or salt something to adhere to.
Dip your glass into either salt or sugar.
Today I choose to use sugar. If I am having a party with a pitcher of margaritas I will sit two plates of sugar and salt to rim each glass with.
Looking for a twist on this classic Margarita? Jalapeno Margaritas have been slowly making their way to restaurant menus everywhere. Make your own version at home by adding sliced jalapenos or use jalapeno flavored vodka. If you cant find it at the liquor store make your own by placing jalapenos in tequila and let sit over night. Speaking of tequila I use Patron Silver tequila 100% Agave for my margaritas.
- 3 tablespoon sugar
- 3 tablespoons water
- 2 ounce tequila
- 3 oz lime juice
Add sugar and water to a small saucepan and cook until sugar is dissolved. This usually takes about a minute on medium high heat. Take off heat and allow to cool. Combine simple syrup (water and sugar mixture), tequila, and lime juice. Stir and pour over ice.