Margaritas taste great and are a great way to wind down or wind up after a long week at work. Whether you are sitting at home with a few girlfriends or are partying at the hottest club, margaritas are a popular drink order. The good thing about margaritas is that they are easy to make and taste so great; you can't stop at just one. List below is a recipe on making the best lime margaritas. No matter what the occasion is, this fresh margarita recipe will have everyone's mouth watering for more.
Fresh margaritas taste so much better than using flavored juices to add the fruit taste that you want. Any fruits can be used, however; for this drink limes will be used. To make a fresh margarita you will need 4 oz. of tequila, 1 1/2 oz. of triple sec, 3 oz. of fresh squeezed lime juice, simple syrup to taste usually about 2 to 3 oz. depending on the person, ice depends on the person as well, coarse salt for the rim of the glass, and slices of lime for garnish. Garnish is for decorative taste as well, you can use if you want, but it's not required. Not adding the lime around the glass will not make the margarita taste better or worse.
First you need to start by making simple syrup. Simple syrup can be purchased in stores specifically for mixed drinks, but if you want to give it a try at home, it's not too difficult. Dissolve 2 cups of sugar to 1 cup of water on the stove and wait until it boils. If you want your syrup really sweet, let the mixture boil longer. Find a container and store in the refrigerator until you are ready to use. When adding syrup to your margarita mixture, start with a little at first you can always add more if you need to.
Now it’s onto making the actual fresh margarita recipe. Pour the tequila, ice, triple sec, lime juice and simple syrup into a blender. Mix until ice is just crushed and not pureed; you want your margarita to be icy with a little more consistency to the mixture. Take your margarita glass and move the lime around the rim of the glass and dip the glass into the course salt. The lime around the rim of the glass will help the salt stick better.
This recipe makes about two or three servings. If you don't like lime, experiment with different fruits until you find a combination you like best. The recipe itself might call for a little bit of tweaking, but you can change the recipe as needed so it suits your needs, this is just a recipe to get you started.