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Daisy flower! The classic margarita is a delicious party staple everyone should know how to make. My recipe is easy to make (and easy to remember proportions) and has no added sugar. Enjoy this classic margarita on the rocks or frozen.
I want a little healthy snacks while you drink your margarita? I recommend my recipes for Guacamole and Pico de Gallo. So mmm.
Every time Cinco de Mayo arrives, I remember that spring is here and the weather is warming up. That means it is time to sit outside, have a margarita and relax.
Summer will be here before you know it and I'll be hanging out at my brother's house, cooking roast beef and preparing a batch of margaritas for the family. This is how we shot in Southern California in the summer.
Margarita Video Recipe
While making this margarita recipe is very easy, it always helps to watch a step-by-step video tutorial. Give him a watch below!
How to make a classic daisy
To make this classic margarita, you will need tequila, lime juice, and orange liqueur (also known as triple sec). While a classic margarita is easy enough on its own, I wanted to further simplify the recipe with an easy to remember 2-1-1 relationship.
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- 2 oz tequila
- 1 oz lime juice
- 1 oz orange liqueur
Shake or stir these ingredients and then add ice (on the rocks). Alternatively, you can triple or quadruple the recipe in a blender and add ice to also get a frozen margarita.
What type of tequila should you use? I used a reposado tequila that ages in a barrel from 2 months to just under a year. Reposado is often considered the perfect tequila for margaritas. Two other types of tequila are young and aged. Young is lighter, it ages less than resting and cheaper. While the aged is darker, it ages more than a year and is more expensive.
You may also want to include salt on the edge of your margarita. You can buy a thicker salt online or at the grocery or liquor store. Spread the salt generously on a plate large enough for the rim of the glass. Run a lemon wedge over the edge of your glass. Then place the rim on the salt plate. Pour your classic margarita into a glass and you're done!
Which orange liqueur is better to use in a classic Margarita?
Orange liqueur is essentially vodka sweetened with sugar and orange peels. There are many brands of this liquor on the market, but the most common brands are Cointreau, Curaçao and Grand Marnier.
For this margarita recipe I used Cointreau. It is the most widely used and best orange liqueur for daisies. The other two brands are slightly different despite their orange liqueur label.
- Orange liquor It is considered a triple sec liquor due to its French origins and mix of sweet and bitter oranges.
- Curacao It comes from the Dutch Caribbean island of the same name and is considered both a brand and a type of orange liqueur. Although traditionally based on rum, Curaçao also produces a grain version. Due to its tropical origins, oranges for this liqueur are sweeter, so it is not considered a triple sec.
- Also from France Grand marnier It is considered a triple sec and a Curacao hybrid. Unlike the previous brands mentioned, its orange flavor is mixed with cognac.
Delicious recipes to enjoy with daisies
Most refreshing summer cocktails
Another classic summer cocktail is my Mojito. If you haven't tried it yet, you should. And if you like fruity cocktails, be sure to check out my Mango Margarita, White Sangria with Mango and Berries (yes, I love mangoes) and my Prosecco Limoncello with Blueberries and Thyme. For a non-alcoholic drink, prepare my Agua Fresca. You will enjoy them all.
Margarita's BEST recipe
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Total time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 Serving
The classic margarita is easy to make with tequila, triple sec, and lime juice. It's also easy to remember with a 2: 1: 1 ratio. Watch the video above to see how fast it joins!
- 2 oz tequila
- 1 oz orange liqueur (triple sec)
- 1 oz lime juice
- 1 lime, for garnish
- 1 tablespoon of margarita salt (optional)
If you want a salt rimmed glass, cut a lime into quarters and rub one of the quarters along the rim of a glass. Spread the margarita salt on a small plate and turn the glass upside down in the salt. Salt should adhere to the edge.
To make the margarita, add the tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice to a shaker with ice. Give him some smoothies.
Alternatively, you can stir all the ingredients together.
Add ice to your glass, then pour the margarita into the glass. Garnish with lemon wedges.
- Be sure to use fresh limes for lime juice and not bottled lime juice. The difference in taste is huge.
- If you're making a big batch and serving daisies outside, I recommend this shatter-resistant jar (and it's big!).
Calories: 245kcal, Carbs: 18g, Sodium: 4mg, Potassium: 68mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin C: 28mg, Calcium: 22mg, Iron: 0.4mg