Cheers to the weekend! We have made it through, girlies. Let’s celebrate with a good margarita in honor of Cinco de Mayo, shall we? I am mostly a wine drinker, but I LOVE a good margarita in the warm weather months. This is, in my opinion, the best classic margarita recipe, hands down! I consider myself a bit of a connoisseur and have finally perfected it. The key is fresh citrus juice and a bit of lime zest for a special and pretty touch. None of that sweet and syrupy margarita mix crap over here. This recipe is surprisingly simple and easy enough to adapt for a crowd. I make a larger pitcher in advance, if we have a party, and just keep the drinks flowing. If you are looking for something a bit different, you can give my Blood Orange Margaritas a try. They are also quite delicious. I found these amazing acrylic glasses, that are perfect for outside and look just like real glass, so we can all feel like adults drinking out of our plastic cups! Cheers!
THE BEST CLASSIC MARGARITA RECIPE
WHAT YOU NEED:
(makes 2 cocktails)
4 ounces Tequila
4 ounces Cointreau
3 ounces lime juice
lime zest from a few limes
2 tsp agave syrup (as needed)
a splash of fresh orange juice
salt for the rim
lime slices for garnish
Prepare the glasses with the salt rim and decorate with a lime slice.
Combine all ingredients and pour over crushed ice.
Happy Cinco de Mayo weekend! I hope you all have something fun planned and the weather cooperates.