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.
Makes 1 cocktail.
2 oz silver tequila
1 oz simple syrup
1 oz fresh lime juice
0.5 oz triple sec (or your favorite orange liqueur)
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
- Want a frozen margarita? Combine everything (except the salt) with ¼ cup of ice in a high speed blender.
- Fresh juice is SUPER important in this recipe. There’s no substitute for fresh limes.
- Be sure to make the simple syrup ahead of time so it has time to chill before using it.
- 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.