Margaritas are a favorite cocktail, and for good reason. Whether you are enjoying a happy hour, a night out, or a beautiful afternoon at home, there is nothing like the tangy, fresh taste of a margarita (recipe and video below).
But did you know that you don't have to go out to a bar or Mexican restaurant for a great margarita? You can easily make an extremely tasty margarita at home to rival the best one at any bar.
Before you whip out the ingredients you have come to know and love, we have some life-changing advice for you: put down the Triple Sec.
Seriously, put it away.
Pick up some agave nectar instead. You won't regret it.
Agave nectar breathes life into your margarita, giving it a heavenly hint of sweetness while beautifully complementing the tequila and lime.
Make sure you grab agave nectar that is cut 50/50 with water, or your cocktail will be overly sweet and harder to mix. If you get the thick stuff, make sure you use a lot less of it than the recipe calls for.
While you're at it, we highly recommend picking up an inexpensive lime squeezer.
They are cheap and will get a ton of juice out of your limes without any hassle. You use them like this:
Of course, you can always squeeze your limes the old fashioned way -- we won't be mad.
Once you have your limes and agave, don't forget the most important part -- pick up some good Blanco tequila (silver is good too), and you're ready to become a margarita expert.
This three ingredient Partida Margarita Cocktail recipe, courtesy of Liquor.com, is easy to make and pretty tough to mess up. Enjoy!
2 oz Partida Blanco Tequila
1 oz Fresh lime juice
1 oz Agave syrup (one part agave nectar, one part water)
1 Lime wheel
Cocktail, Margarita or Old Fashioned
Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice.
Shake then strain into a chilled Margarita or cocktail glass, or an Old Fashioned glass filled with fresh ice.
Garnish with a lime wheel.