- 2oz good tequila
- 1.5oz fresh squeezed lime juice
- 1oz agave nectar
Do This in This Order
- Salt the rim of your glass by running a lime wedge around the rim and rolling in coarse salt – then set aside
- Fill a shaker tin with ice
- Add each ingredient to the shaker tin
- Shake for approx 10secs (don’t want the marg to get too watered down)
- Strain over fresh ice
- Garnish with a lime wheel if you’re feeling fancy
So listen. We’ve been on a real margarita kick for the last few months. Honestly, for the first 6 years of our relationship, we rarely ordered Mexican food; and because of that tragedy, we never really got margaritas. Nowadays, we get tacos almost every Friday night – rotating because some amazing local haunts, but mostly just The Livery and La Mulita (Hey, Stacey!). So you could say we’re making up for lost time.
Yes, Just 3 Ingredients in this Margarita
If you’ve read any of our other recipes at all, you know that we’re not here for basic anything, especially pre-made ingredients or mixes, which is why we really love this simple margarita recipe. Most recipes call for simple syrup, store-bought sour mix (gross), or margarita mix. NOPE. Not here. Not on our watch. Besides, using these 3 ingredients is SO MUCH CHEAPER than sugary & syrupy margarita mix.
Margarita Tips & Tricks
First and foremost, your choice of tequila is really going to be the deal-breaker and -maker here. I’m not entirely sure who Jose Cuervo is, so splurge a little on a silver tequila or better. (We normally go for Espolòn Blanco.) Next, don’t ever ever ever settle for a sugary mix or pre-made sour mix — time to grow up and make your own sour mix. We didn’t use sour mix for this recipe because we wanted to save you a few steps. Besides, the natural agave blends so well with the tequila (same plant!) and the fresh lime really just polishes it off.