The perfect margarita on the rocks is often a matter of taste. From the tequila to the orange liqueur and the inclusion of salt, there are several variables. Experiment with different styles or tequila or substitute a different flavor of liqueur to get just the right mix. But don't forget the fresh limes.
Things You'll Need
- Cocktail shaker
- Orange liqueur
- Lemon or lemon juice, optional
- Margarita salt
Wet the rim of the glass, turn it upside down and dip it in the margarita salt. Avoid getting the salt inside the glass. Put 4 or 5 ice cubes in the glass and set it aside.
Add 5 or 6 ice cubes to the cocktail shaker. Pour in 2 ounces of tequila and 1 ounce of orange liqueur.
Squeeze the limes and pour 1 ounce of juice into the shaker. If you like your margarita a little sweeter, add a spoonful of sugar or a bit of simple syrup.
Pour in a dash of lemon juice if you like. Give the drink a few good shakes to mix the flavor.
Strain the drink into your glass and serve with a wedge of lime.
Tips & Warnings
- Always drink responsibly.