Here’s the recipe:
- 1 1/2 oz of tequila
- 1 oz lime juice
- 1 oz triple sec
- on the rocks in a salt-rimmed glass
- lime wedge garnish
So how’s that “perfect?” The ingredient list is simple, but like I say in the book, quality is the key with all cocktails, so here’s what I used:
Lime juice must be fresh-squeezed. I used course Himalayan Pink salt to rim the glass because it tastes really good and looks unique. (Insert joke about manliness here)
I used Hornitos Reposado Tequila. A simple lesson in tequila types: blanco tequilas are unaged and so they’re the most pungent. Reposado tequilas are aged 2-12 months to they are smoother, and anejo tequilas are aged from 1 to 3 years, so they’re smooth, the tequila equivalent to scotch. Make sure it’s 100% agave tequila – that’s the only kind to use.
Hornitos Reposado is the best tequila I’ve tried so far, compared to Trader Joe’s brand 100% agave and 1800 Blanco. It’s the smoothest and has the best flavor.
3 ingredients will help you make an absolutely perfect Margarita. Simple!