Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The PERFECT Margarita

I am obsessed with margaritas on the rocks and have been for about a year.  I sample them everywhere, I practice with different proportions and tequilas all the time, and I even make them in a big thermos and bring them to parties where everyone else is drinking Coors Light.  Really.

I finally figured out the components for the best margarita and I will share them with you so you too can make fabulously refreshing drinks all the time.

You will need:
- Tequila (100% Agave, silver - this means no Cuervo.  Doesn't have to be expensive at all, I like Espolon on the higher end and Toro or Kirkland for the cheaper stuff)
- Triple Sec (lots of people will say Cointreau is the way to go, I think your regular cheap triple sec is fine)
- Rose's Lime Juice
- a lime
- an orange

Fill your glass with ice.  The key to this margarita is the proportions, and I like it 3-2-1 tequila to lime to triple sec.  I also hate measuring so I just count.  Count to 6 while you pour your tequila.  Count to 3 while you pour your Rose's (you will add fresh lime juice which will make up for this, if not using fresh lime juice then count to 4).  Count to 2 while you pour your triple sec.  Cut your lime in half and try and get all the juice from one half into your glass.  Use a fork to do this easily, don't waste time with a damn juicer.  Cut your orange in half and squeeze into your drink.  One half of an orange should be enough for two margaritas.  Fill the rest of the way with seltzer.  Pour into a different glass, and then pour back into the original glass to mix.

You're welcome.

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