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The BEST Margarita Recipe

Whether it’s National Margarita Day, Cinco de Mayo or even just a regular Tuesday I am sharing with you all my tried and true BEST Margarita Recipe.  You will never want to use margarita mix again and this homemade margarita will be your new favorite go-to!

The Best Margarita Recipe! A Homemade Margarita using Fresh Ingredients.
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This perfect margarita tastes wonderful, is so light and refreshing and uses all fresh ingredients!  My secret ingredient in the salt on the rim is a must!

I love margaritas.  If you have been with me here in this little space of mine on the interwebs you probably already know we have a standing Friday night dinner reservation at our favorite local Mexican place and I enjoy a margarita the size of my head as my reward for keeping everyone in my house alive for the week.

How to Make the Perfect Margarita

The perfect margarita for me needs to be fresh, light and not too sweet.  I don’t want to be drinking liquored kool-aid.  I love to taste all the ingredients and how they interact with each other.

Margarita Ingredients:

The key to the awesomeness of these margaritas is using a good quality tequila and FRESH squeezed lime juice.  Not cheap liquor and not bottle lime juice.  Believe me.  I have made these time and time again and the fresh ingredients are the KEY to this recipe being the BEST Margarita Recipe!

  • Tequila
  • Triple Sec
  • Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
  • Simple Syrup
  • Ice
  • Salt

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My favorite tequila to use in this is Patron Silver.  If you like the looks of your margaritas to be more golden in color, then you will want to use a darker tequila.


The Absolute Best Margarita Recipe

How to Make a Classic Margarita:

You will need a shaker filled with ice.

Add the tequila, triple sec, lime juice and simple syrup and shake until the outside of the shaker gets frosty!

Using a lime, wet the rim of your glass and then dip into salt if you like salt with your margarita!

Pour the margarita over ice and enjoy!

TIP:  You do not need to purchase special salt for the rim of your glasses!  Coarse Sea Salt works perfectly and can be used for cooking as well!

As for my secret ingredient in the salt…wait for it…Citrus Essential Oils.  Hands down so awesome!

Essential Oils infused Margarita Salts

I add a few drops of my favorite essential oil to the salt and mix it around a bit, then pour onto a flat dish or small plate.  The citrus salt adds a whole new level of flavor!  You also get the bold citrus smell and it is amazing!  (not pictured here is grapefruit essential oil which is my personal favorite)

Fresh Ingredients Margarita Recipe - Classic Margarita without mix

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The Best Margarita Recipe Ever:

The Best Margarita Recipe Ever!
The Best Margarita Recipe Ever!
The BEST Margarita Recipe
Look no further for the perfect homemade margarita! This classic margarita recipe and it will become your favorite too. Fresh ingredients bring crisp light deliciousness to this best margarita recipe.
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The BEST Margarita Recipe
Look no further for the perfect homemade margarita! This classic margarita recipe and it will become your favorite too. Fresh ingredients bring crisp light deliciousness to this best margarita recipe.
Votes: 7
Rating: 4.43
You:
Rate this recipe!
Prep Time
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 drink
INGREDIENTS
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Add Ice to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Combine tequila, lime juice, simple syrup and orange liqueur.
  3. Shake until the outside of the shaker becomes frosty!
  4. Pour into a salt rimmed glass.
  5. May serve with or without ice in glass.
Enhanced Salt Rim
  1. Add 2-3 drops of a citrus essential oil and mix in salt. Enjoy added flavor with each drink
Simple Syrup Variation
  1. After Simple Syrup cools add a drop or two of your favorite citrus essential oil for added flavor.
INGREDIENTS
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Add Ice to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Combine tequila, lime juice, simple syrup and orange liqueur.
  3. Shake until the outside of the shaker becomes frosty!
  4. Pour into a salt rimmed glass.
  5. May serve with or without ice in glass.
Enhanced Salt Rim
  1. Add 2-3 drops of a citrus essential oil and mix in salt. Enjoy added flavor with each drink
Simple Syrup Variation
  1. After Simple Syrup cools add a drop or two of your favorite citrus essential oil for added flavor.
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