Print
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Best tequila for margaritas

Classic Margarita


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Every margarita lover’s got to have a Patron margarita recipe! This one blends the perfect proportions to make an astoundingly smooth drink.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 ounces* Patrón Silver tequila**
  • 1 ounce Cointreau (or Triple Sec)
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • Kosher salt or flaky sea salt, for the rim
  • Ice, for serving (try clear ice)
  • For the garnish: Lime wedges

Instructions

  1. Cut a notch in a lime wedge, then run the lime around the rim of a glass. Dip the edge of the rim into a plate of salt (or for a festive look, useMargarita Salt).
  2. Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with 4 ice cubes and shake until cold.
  3. Strain the margarita into the glass with the salted rim. Fill the glass with ice and serve. Garnish with lime wedges if desired. 

Notes

*For converting to tablespoons, 1 ounce = 2 tablespoons. 

** To make a margarita pitcher that serves 8, mix together in a pitcher: 2 cups tequila, 1 cup Cointreau, and 3/4 cup lime juice. Add 3 handfuls of ice and stir until cold. Pour into glasses and serve!

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Cocktails

Keywords: Best tequila for margaritas