If you have been around here for any length of time you know that I love a good margarita. I will drink them on the rocks, I will drink them on the docks, I will drink them frozen, too, I will drink them, how about you? HAHAHA sorry I couldn’t help myself.
This is my favorite recipe for a Classic Margarita on the rocks… I was taught how to make a proper margarita by a bartender from Mexico. He told me the secret is to use good quality ingredients like, fresh lime juice (no mixes or bottled juices here!) and the best tequila you can afford. It should be 100% blue agave.
The other tip he gave me was to use ice cubes with a larger surface area like these ice spheres, because the ice will melt more slowly AND keep your drink cold longer.
- 1 1/2 ounces 100% blue agave tequila, like Jose Cuervo Tradicional Reposado
- 1/2 ounce triple sec liqueur, like Cointreau
- 1 to 1 1/4 oz fresh lime juice
- 1/2 oz Simple Syrup (optional, recipe in notes)
- Lime slice, for garnish
- Lime Sugar Salt (optional)
- Rub the slice of lime around the rim of the glass.
- Dip the rim of the glass into the Lime Sugar Salt (recipe in the notes) and spin the glass until the rim is coated with the Lime Sugar Salt (optional).
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Add the tequila, lime juice, and triple sec.
- Take a little taste and if needed, add some simple syrup (you can also use Agave, or your favorite sweetener) the drink reaches your desired level of sweetness.
- Give it a good shake, then strain, and serve over ice in a glass.
- Garnish with a slice of lime.
Lime Sugar Salt
- Zest of half a lime
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
Blend together lime zest, salt and sugar in a small blender or mini food chopper.
- 1/2 C water
- 1 C granulated sugar
- Bring water to a boil, add sugar and stir, continue boiling until sugar has dissolved.
- Let cool.
- Will last 1 week in a jar with a tight fitting lid.
If you like a little kick to your margarita, try adding a slice or two of fresh jalapeño (be careful, fresh jalapeños pack a LOT more heat than pickled ones--and wash your hands after handling to remove the capsaicin so you don't get in places you don't want, like your eyes. Ask me how I know. ). You can just float them if you want, or for more flavor muddle the jalapeños in the cocktail shaker before adding the ice.
Need margaritas for a crowd? Here you go!
Fill a pitcher with ice, and have you classes prepared ahead of time.
Following the recipe above using the measurements from here:
*Original recipe multiplied by 8
*Recipe rounded to nearest cooking fraction
12 ounces 100% blue agave tequila, like Jose Cuervo Tradicional Reposado
4 ounce triple sec liqueur, like Cointreau
8 to 12 oz fresh lime juice
4 oz Simple Syrup (optional, recipe in notes)
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 544Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 41gNet Carbohydrates: 0gFiber: 2gSugar: 33gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 1g
This information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only.
Nothing beats a good margarita, but how about something that complements a good margarita? Try my tasty (and super simple) guacamole, or watermelon peach salsa for a start. You can’t go wrong with a shrimp taco (you have choices! Either simple and tasty or more involved and delicious)? Or how about my healthified Chicken Enchiladas! Lower carb but FULL of flavor.
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Whether it’s to celebrate a special occasion or just Margarita Monday! This classic margarita on the rocks recipe is a winner!