To make a great margarita for a party, combine 1 1/2 ounces of tequila, an ounce of lime juice and 1/2 an ounce of Cointreau in a salt-rimmed glass full of crushed ice. Stir gently a few times until the drink is chilled, then serve immediately.
Comestibles and potables that mix well with tequila are sloe gin and sweet vermouth, as combined in the leapfrog. Tequila can also mix well with orange juice and grenadine for the Arizona sunrise. The classic margarita is made with tequila, triple sec and lemon juice.
Strawberries, blueberries, watermelon and honeydew melon are all great fruits to use in margarita recipes. Coconut, limes, cherries and passion fruit can add a special twist to a classic margarita, as found on Yummly.com.
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To make a traditional margarita, mix 3 tablespoons of tequila with 1 1/2 tablespoons each of triple sec and lime juice. Pour over ice, and add salt to the rim or a lime wedge as a garnish.
A drink recipe using tequila is Liquor.com's Margarita Cocktail recipe. To make the margarita, add 3/4 ounce lime juice, 1 ounce triple sec and 1 1/2 ounces tequila to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake the ingredients, then strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wheel, if desired.
An easy, classic Margarita recipe combines tequila, triple sec, fresh lime juice, salt and a fresh-cut lime over ice. Sour mix may be used when fresh lime juice is not available, but most prefer the fresh version.
To salt the rims of margarita glasses, take a slice of lime and run it around the edges of the empty glasses to moisten them. Dip the moistened rims into a container or wide bowl of margarita salt, and gently rotate the glasses to coat the entire rims.
One blended margarita recipe calls for five ounces of 100 percent agave tequila, six ounces of frozen limeade concentrate, an ounce of orange liqueur, and three cups of ice. To make the drink, simply add all ingredients to a blender and mix until the ice has broken up.
A virgin margarita consists of 1 ounce lime juice, 1 ounce lemon juice, 2 ounces simple syrup and 1 ounce orange juice. Combine these ingredients in a cocktail shaker, shake and pour over ice to serve.