Classic Margarita

Classic Margarita

Classic Margarita

Margaritas hold a dear place in my family’s heart. Not only have we used my grandfather’s award-winning recipe at Casa Vega since 1956 but my father also wanted to name me Margarita, the Mexican equivalent of Margaret. Thankfully, my mom talked sense into him and made the point the daughter of Casa Vega can not be named Margarita. I may not be named after this special drink but the story will always make me smile.

Notes

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ ounce Anejo Tequila
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • ¾ ounce Cointreau
  • Ice
  • Lime wedges
  • Kosher Salt
  • Carafes of cranberry juice, pineapple juice, orange juice
  • Fruit garnishes

Instructions

  1. With a lime wedge, rim the mouth of the glass with lime juice and dip into a shallow dish of kosher salt. Fill glass will ice.
  2. In a shaker, add ice, tequila, lime juice and Cointreau. Shake vigorously. Strain into salt-rimmed glass. Add a splash of a juice mixer and garnish with fruit.

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