Whether you're Team Salted Rim or Team No Salt, a classic margarita on the rocks is a delicious addition to Taco Tuesday - or any night.
A margarita cocktail is so easy to make, and you don’t need sour mix. In fact, forget sour mix was ever created. Make some quick simple syrup, squeeze some limes, and mix your drink. I promise it’ll impress your friends.
Want to give it a flavor besides lime? Make strawberry or mango syrup and swap that for the simple syrup. Just follow the fruit syrup instructions on my DIY cocktail syrups page.
What You Need
- Silver tequila
- Simple syrup
- Triple sec (or your favorite orange liqueur)
- Salt for garnish
Prep Your Glass
Run a slice of lime around the rim OR dip the rim in a little water.
Pour some salt into a shallow dish and gently run the rim of your glass through the salt.
Fill the glass with ice.
Make Your Cocktail
Place all remaining ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Shake well, strain and pour into your prepared glass.
Garnish with a wedge of lime.
Tips on a Margarita
Easy! Combine everything (except the salt) with ¼ cup of ice in a high speed blender. Blend up and enjoy!
Of course it's possible, but fresh juice is SUPER important in this recipe. There’s only 4 ingredients in these margaritas, so there's really no substitute for fresh limes. They really do make a different. You should need 1 lime per drink. Be sure to roll your limes on the counter while pressing down firmly to release as much juice as possible before slicing into them.
Simple syrup is literally white sugar dissolved into hot water. That's it! You can make it using a coffee cup and a microwave. Head over to my DIY Cocktail Syrups page for instructions and ratios for making simple syrup. Don't forget to make your syrup ahead of time so it can cool completely before you use it.
You can use whatever salt you want for the rim of your glass. I often use table salt as it adheres nicely to the glassware. Feel free to use coarse or flake salt if you prefer.
Happy Hour Snack Pairing
Enjoy your margarita with this creamy avocado corn salsa.