Because apparently today is National Margarita Day and all.  And really, do you need an excuse to make the ultimate margarita?  Didn’t think so.  This is my absolute favorite cocktail and brings me immediately to summer, sunny days, warm temps and the beach…in my mind anyway.

*Originally posted July 8th 2015marg ingredients

This is the best margarita recipe ever!…according to me.  But I am a huge fan of the cocktail after all, and have been trying them out at each new restaurant and bar since as long as I’ve had my i.d., so that counts for something, right?  I always take mine on the rocks and without salt.  I’ve never really liked how the two mixed.  And though a little salt usually pairs well with most other foods and drinks that I like, especially in the case of butter and caramels, here, it seems to interfere with the main event.  The tequila is key in making a great tasting margarita and so is the quality of the limes, since so much of the fresh juice is used to create each glass.

margarita recipe

Ingredients:

  •  1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 cup Olmeca Altos 100% agave tequila (or your preferred brand of white tequila)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons triple sec
  • splash of ice water

You’ll also need:

  • old fashioned glass kept in the freezer for at least 30 minutes to chill
  • lime wedge for garnish

Instructions: 1.     Place all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously until mixed. 2.     Pour over ice in chilled glass with a lime wedge. *Serves 2*

marg ingredients 2

Cheers! xo gina