I love me a good margarita (I like on-the-rocks better than frozen). It's a 'girly' drink that appeals to guys too. Nice and refreshing - great for summer days. It's getting close to 90 here in South Texas, so today was a perfect day to test out a homemade margarita recipe. They're also a great way to unwind after a long day trying to keep 2-year-olds in a chair.
First step: make a simple syrup. This can be stored in the fridge for a couple months.
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
Boil water, add sugar, and stir until dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool.
Agave nectar can be used as a substitute.
For the Margarita:
1 1/2 oz tequila
1/2 oz triple sec (can also substitute Orange Juice)
1 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
1/2 tsp. simple syrup (more or less to taste)
Wipe rim of glass with lime wedge, then dip into a plate of salt. Fill martinia shaker half full of ice. Pour tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and syrup into the shaker; cover and shake thoroughly. Pour into ice-filled glass and enjoy! Can garnish with lime wedge.
my glasses are orange, not the drink
I rated this recipe EXCELLENT. It is so much better than margaritas made from a mix. Not so syrup-y and not too sweet.