3-2-1 Margarita Recipe

margarita recipe

This is a quick post to add a little fun to your weekend as we head towards Cinco de Mayo. I got a new cocktail mixing kit last week and I’ve been itching to try out some cocktails. There could be no more appropriate choice for this time of year than a margarita!

There seems to be a consensus on the ingredients of a proper margarita: fresh lime juice, tequila, and Cointreau (not just any ‘ole Triple Sec). Pretty simple. Where things get tricky is in determining the best ratio of these ingredients. My husband and I sacrificed greatly to try out a couple of combinations and we’ve decided on the one ratio we liked best. Now, for your drinking pleasure, our 3-2-1 Margarita Recipe…


(Measurements for one serving in parenthesis)

3 Parts tequila (2 shots)
2 parts fresh lime juice (1 shot)
1 part Cointreau (1/2 shot)
1 spare lime
salt (or sugar if you prefer)


Pour a thin layer of salt into a shallow bowl. Take a lime wedge and wipe it around the outside of the rim of your glass. Dip the glass into the salt (rim-side down, of course), then gently tap off the excess salt.

Grab your trusty mixer and pour your tequila/Cointreau/lime juice in with a few cubes of ice. Give it a shake and strain into your glass. Et voila! Simple and delicious.

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