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Happy National Margarita Day!!!
cap, captain miss america

Margarita (And Ginger Margarita)
Recipe Type: Cocktail
Author: Tea
This is how I make a traditional Margarita, plus a little twist on it!
  • 2 oz white/silver tequila
  • 1/2 oz Cointreau
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1/2 oz Domaine de Canton (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp evaporated cane juice (or sugar)
  1. Mix first four ingredients
  2. Mix sugar and salt together on a plate. Shake the plate until it is even.
  3. Take a chilled margarita or martini glass and wipe the used lime over the edge. (see picture)
  4. Turn the glass upside down on the plate and girve the glass a spin until the salt mixture sticks to the rim.
  5. Right the glass and pour in the cocktail! Yum!


Mirrored from Nommable!.

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NATIONAL MARGARITA DAY!?! Why did I not know about this? I love margaritas. I've never made my own before, though, so thanks for posting the recipe! I shall try it myself sometime.

You're welcome! Make sure that if you are making margaritas to always get high quality tequila. It can be expensive but it is worth it because cheap tequila has synthetic agave in it and a lot of people have bad reactions to it!

Will do! Do you have any particular favorite brands?

El Tesoro is good and reasonably priced (and you're likely to be able to find it in an ordinary liquor store). Other decent brands you're likely to be able to find that won't utterly kill your budget: Don Julio, Herradura, Cazadores. All of those will run about $35-40 a bottle. Most Cuervo and Sauza lines (except their "top shelf" products) are made with fake agave and have caramel color in them, so they can leave you with a pretty bad hangover. If those prices are too steep for your budget, check to see if it says 100% agave on the bottle. If it does, you should be okay.

I finally got a chance to make the margarita, and it was fabulous! It's actually the first cocktail I've ever made myself. Now I want to make ALL OF THEM. This is a slippery slope. But thank you for posting!

Oh my goodness! You're welcome!

I swear that when I looked at the lime on the rim, I actually smelled it for just a second. And my mouth watered.

8:42am on a Thursday is way too early for a margarita, right?

It's never too early for a margarita!

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