Sunday, June 27, 2010
Margaritas are my favorite summer cocktail. They are so fresh & I love the tartness of the lime juice! My husband makes a killer Margarita and all of our friends have affectionately re-named them as “Mike-aritas”. Whenever we make these bad boys, they are a serious hit!
First you’ll need to whip up some simple syrup. It’s really easy. Some people like a 1 to 1 sugar/water ratio. We prefer a 2 to 1 ratio. That means 2 parts Sugar to one part water. I put 2 Cups Sugar and 1 Cup Water into a 4 cup glass pyrex measuring cup (makes 3 cups, but it stores well in the refrigerator). Microwave the sugar & water in 1 minute increments (stirring in between) until the liquid runs clear and isn’t cloudy anymore. Pour into an airtight container and refrigerate until used (I use a salad dressing mixer).
2 1/2 oz Tequila (Reposado Preferred)
1 oz Triple Sec
1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
1 oz Simple Syrup
Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker half full with ice and shake well. Pour over ice in a glass rimmed with salt (i skip this step... not a fan of salt in my margs). Garnish with a fresh lime slice. Enjoy!
Note: To rim a glass with salt or sugar. Take two small plates (one filled with water and one with sugar or salt). Twirl glass in water and then immediately twirl in the salt or sugar. Voila- a fancy looking glass!