Originally posted June 03, 2021

Classic Mexican Margarita

Classic Mexican Margarita by MexFoodJournal

Nothing says Happy Hour like an ice cold, lime-drenched Mexican margarita. The signature cocktail at Mexican restaurants, Cinco de Mayo celebrations and Taco Tuesdays, one sip and you’ll be whisked away to a Mexican beach with warm breezes and crashing waves.

Ingredients

  • COCKTAIL GLASS PREP
  • ½ lime cut into wedges
  • 1 tbsp sea salt or Kosher salt coarse
  • SIMPLE SYRUP
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • MARGARITA
  • 1 cup fresh ice
  • 2 ozs. blanco tequila (also called white or silver tequila) 100% agave
  • 1 ½ limes cut in halves
  • 1 ½ ozs. orange liqueur triple sec
  • 2 tbsp simple syrup See recipe below.
  • Lime wedges or slices for garnish
1 SERVING

Directions

PREPARE YOUR COCKTAIL GLASS

On a dish or cutting board, pour and flatten a pile of coarse salt like sea salt or Kosher salt.

Don’t use table salt, as it will clump up and make your drink very salty.

Cut a lime in half. Reserve one half for the margarita and cut the remaining half into two wedges. Run a lime wedge along the entire rim of the glass. Be sure it’s wet enough so the salt can stick.

Invert your glass and press into the salt so it sticks to the rim.

Place the salted glass upright into the refrigerator to chill as you mix up your margarita.

MAKE THE SIMPLE SYRUP

Pour the sugar into a deep sauce pan.

Pour the water over the sugar.

Place sugar mixture on the stove and set the heat to medium-high.

Use a wooden spoon to stir the mixture constantly so the sugar dissolves faster.

Once the sugar completely dissolves, remove from the heat.

Pour the syrup into a container. You should end up with about one cup of natural syrup. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the syrup for the margarita. Cover and store the rest for another use. The syrup will keep for up to three days.

MAKE THE MARGARITA

Add ice cubes to a cocktail shaker. If you have big pieces, you can bang them on a hard surface to break them up a bit, but you do want to keep the pieces on the larger side. Ice that’s too small will quickly melt and water down your drink.

Squeeze the juice from 1 ½ limes into a small cup or bowl and remove any seeds. Pour the fresh lime juice into the shaker.

Next add the sweetener, tequila and triple sec.
Place the top back on your shaker and shake vigorously for about 20 seconds to combine.

SERVE YOUR MARGARITA

Remove the chilled cocktail glass from the refrigerator.

Carefully pour the contents of the shaker into the glass, including the ice.

Garnish with a slice of lime.

5 MINUTES

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