The perfect margarita is all about fresh, crisp flavors barely tempered by triple sec and sugar. After testing all the ratios, this is the one we reach for.
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Every time I've come across premade frozen-cocktails-in-a-bag at the grocery store, I can't help but wonder if there might be something worth drinking inside. I was curious about how these cocktail-pouches came to be, and whether they might provide some hints for making better creamy-textured frozen drinks at home.
6 recipes to get you started making the best homemade margaritas you've ever had.
A few key mix-ins and tweaks can catapult your Lime-A-Rita-derived bliss (and buzz) to new heights.
These margaritas are perfect for entertaining, since you have to mix them up and stick them in the freezer the night before anyway.
This is a versatile recipe, based on classic proportions for a traditional sour. A sour is a mix of spirits, triple sec (you can also use Cointreau or Grand Marnier), and citrus juice. Be sure to make this drink the day of the party—any earlier, and the citrus juice will spoil.
This Gramercy Tavern cocktail is the ideal fall drink for margarita lovers.
The steamy months of summer seem like they're made just to give us a reason to drink margaritas. The cool, citrusy cocktail garnished with a rim of glittering salt is one of the best ways to forget about the temperature and get lost in good times. Margaritas are also a great way to use up some of that fresh fruit from the market—especially fruits with a hint of tartness.
Though the bright magenta color of this pomegranate-ginger drink may not appeal to tough guys, the flavor is sophisticated. It's smooth and just lightly spicy from the ginger, sweet from the tangerine, and tart from the lime. With all that fruit, tequila hides in the background a bit, but that doesn't mean you won't feel it. If you ever enjoyed a Tequila Sunrise, you must try this updated version.
This recipe for fresh margaritas packs a double citrus whammy with both lemon and lime.