A margarita to me is like the BEST thing ever invented....I love tequila, i love limes but mix them together and it's magic! Living in San Antonio there is no shortage of tequila based drinks, I've had my fair share, but the classic margarita will always be one of my favs! It's actually really simple to make....
Just cause your not in Sa-town for FIESTA doesn't mean you can' get your drink on....Here's the recipe...
1 oz Tequila
1/2 oz triple sec
1/2 oz lime juice
1 oz sweet & sour mix
1/2 cup of ice
for a more "fresh" taste you can add some (1/4 oz) fresh orange juice, it is so good!
Shake with ice & Strain...
If frozen is your thing just whip out your blender and blend it up!
Dressing your margarita is just as important, slice your 1st lime into wedges, and rub it along the rim of your glass, slowly dip the rim into some margarita salt, shake of any excess.
Slice your other lime vertically to get circles, cut a little slit at the bottom of the limes and place it on your glass.
If your using a bigger glass like i did, just double the recipe. If your making a pitcher do the same...
If you really want to impress your friends you can make your own sweet & sour mix, here's the recipe....
Homemade Sweet & Sour Mix
3 cups water
3 cups sugar
2 cups fresh lemon juice
2 cups fresh lime juice
Combine the sugar and water in a saucepan, let the sugar dissolve, then bring to a boil. Let the syrup cool, then add the lemon and lime juice. Chill in the refrigirator.
You can make the syrup up to a week in advance and it makes about 8 cups.
Now get to squeezin' you got some margaritas to make!