How to make the Perfect Margarita

The number one cocktail in american according to the Nielsen rating company is the Margarita.

Many bars and restaurants choose to use an artificial sour mix as the base, I personally love using this version. The finale thing you need to consider for the perfect Margarita is do you want it Up or on the rocks? And Salt or no alt? I prefer the Margaritas on the rocks but I encourage you to explore your own personal taste.

How to make the perfect Margarita

If you would like a salted rim, the first step is to moisten the outside of the rim of your glass with a lime wedge.

Next dip the glass into a dish filled with salt. The salt rim layer should be very thin and only on the outside of the glass. To be classy and nice to your guest, coat only half the glass with salt to give the drinker a choice, unless a salt rim was requested.

Fill your shaker halfway with ice and add the tequila, lime juice, triple sec, and simple syrup

Shake for 15 seconds, and then strain into your prepared chilled glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with the lime wheel and you have the perfect Margarita. Enjoy

Perfect Margarita

The number one cocktail in american according to the Nielsen rating company is the Margarita.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine cocktails
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Old fashioned glass
  • amargarita glass
  • Citrusjuicer/extractor
  • Jigger
  • Shaker
  • Strainer

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ounce tripple sec
  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup
  • lime wheel
  • sea salt or kosher salt

Instructions
 

  • If a salted rim is desired, the first step is to moisten theoutside of the rim of your glass with a lime wedge.
  • Dipthe glass into a dish filled with salt. The salt rim layershould be very thin and only on the outside of theglass. If you decide on a salt rim, coat only half theglass with salt to give the drinker a choice, unless a saltrim was requested.
  • Set the glass aside. Fill the shakerhalfway with ice and add the tequila, lime juice, triplesec, and simple syrup
  • Shake for 15 seconds, then straininto a chilled glass if serving up or into a double oldfashioned glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with the limewheel.

Notes

If you’re feeling fancy, use añejo tequila and highquality Grand Marnier over triple sec (½ ounce) with the simple syrup to  roduce a heavier mouthfeel. You’ve now made a Cadillac Margarita.
Keyword cocktails, Margarita

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How to make a Matador cocktail

The Matador cocktail is a close cousin to the Margarita. But the addition of aromatic bitters adds a spicy and herbal note. This tequila-based cocktail, is really just a simple riff on the classic Margarita recipe with the addition of pineapple juice.

It’s not clear who invented this cocktail, but the Matador recipe combines three popular Mexican exports tequila, pineapple, and lime. So it’s plausible it was created in Mexico. Pour the tequila, pineapple juice, bitters, and lime juice into the shaker. Shake with ice until very cold, about 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled martini glass or champagne flute.

Matador

The Matador cocktail is a close cousin to the Margarita, but the addition of aromatic bitters adds a spicy and herbal note.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine cocktails
Servings 2

Equipment

  • Martini glass
  • champagne flute (chilled)
  • Citrus juicer/extractor
  • Jigger
  • Shaker
  • Strainer

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ounce silver tequila
  • 3 ounce pineapple juice
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • dash angostura bitters

Instructions
 

  • Pour the tequila, pineapple juice, bitters, and lime juice into the shaker
  • Shake with ice until very cold, about 15 seconds.
  • Strain into a chilled martini glass or champagne flute

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tequila sunrise

How to make a Tequila Sunrise

Its the end of the summer and you want to have one last blowout before the fall. Have a Tequila Sunrise to help savor the last moments of summer. The Tequila Sunrise is a drink from the 1970s. And like most drinks created in that era, it’s incredibly sweet and pretty to look at.

For our modern take on the Tequila Sunrise. We like to add freshly squeezed orange juice, a quality tequila, and homemade grenadine.

How to make a sunrise

  • Add the tequila and orange juice to an ice-filled Highball glass. Stir gently, about three rotations. Add the grenadine; it will sink to the bottom, as it should. Garnish with the orange slice and cherry.

Fun cocktail fact

What’s the difference between a tequila sunrise and a tequila sunset?Some argue that a true Tequila Sunset has the same ingredients as the original Tequila Sunrise. But with a splash of soda water mixed with grenadine to give the drink a red hue at the top instead of the bottom. Others say the Sunset is made by replacing the grenadine with a blackberry brandy.

tequila sunrise

Tequila Sunrise

The Tequila Sunrise is a drink from the 1970s, and like most drinks created in that era, it’s incredibly sweet and pretty to look at. For our modern take on the Tequila Sunrise, we like to add freshly squeezed orange juice, a quality tequila, and homemade grenadine.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine cocktails
Servings 2

Equipment

  • Highball glass
  • Citrus juicer/extractor
  • Jigger
  • Bar spoon

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • 4 ounces orange juice
  • orange slice
  • 1/2 ounce grenadine

Instructions
 

  • Add the tequila and orange juice to an ice-filled Highball glass.
  • Stir gently, about three rotations. Add the grenadine; it will sink to the bottom, as it should. Garnish with the orange slice and cherry.

Notes

Combine equal parts POM Wonderful Pomegranate Juice and sugar. Stir as the sugar settles and it’ll be ready to use in 15 minutes.
Keyword cocktails, sunrise, tequila

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