When it starts to get warm out, I have a slight problem… I start craving delicious, cold, refreshing margaritas like nobodies business.
Margaritas are, hands down, my favorite type of cocktail to enjoy in the warmer months. While I lean towards more towards beer (like IPAs and maltier/hoppier brews) and red wine (like Cab and Syrah) in the fall/winter months, the craving for tequila comes rushing back as soon as t-shirt/dress/sandal season begins. I love my tequila, what can I say.
There is just nothing like enjoying a cold, fresh margarita during happy hour, or anytime really….. YUM.
My favorite margarita is on the rocks and includes a simple mix of a good quality silver tequila (I am not a fan of gold), grand marnier , lime juice and ice. I sometimes like to add some seltzer and orange juice if I am feeling fancy. I HATE sour mix and think it is completely wrong to include it in the mix. I am all about simplicity here….
My go-to margarita recipe:
- 1-2 shots silver tequila
- 1/2-1 shot triple sec
- fresh lime juice (anywhere from 1/4-1/2 lime depending on how juicy it is)
- a splash of orange juice
- a small squeeze of agave or a little stevia (to taste)
- replace triple sec and orange juice with a splash of grand marnier
- add some seltzer to make it a little fizzier (original, lime or orange seltzer would work well here….)
My favorite places to get a margarita:
Tamarindos… a local restaurant in my hometown of Ambler, PA. These margaritas will always be my favorite margaritas. They are just so delicious. If you live in the Philly area, I highly recommend this restaurant.
Favorite bottled margarita
Skinnygirl Margarita - it is not mixed with anything crazy and has the simple mix of ingredients and flavors that make a margarita so delicious in the first place. I love adding some fresh lime juice to these and sometimes will add a little seltzer as well. I also am obsessed with Bethenny which probably makes me love these even more….
Recipes to try
Strawberry Margarita Jello Shots… in Strawberries (how cute are these!)
Are you a margarita fan? On the rocks? Frozen? Salt or no salt?
If not, what is your cocktail/drink of choice?