It’s Taco Tuesday and what goes better with tacos than a fresh margarita. Yes you deserve one. I know it’s only Tuesday, but you have officially survived two early morning alarms and braved the rest of the world.
I have been on the hunt for the perfect margarita mix for years, and haven’t found one. They have either been too sweet, too bland or just funky. I haven’t given up my hunt, but instead have developed my own margarita mix that you can make in minutes right at home. I promise even the worst of mixologists can make these.
- If you want a spicer margarita add a half or whole jalapeno into the simple syrup.
- If you want a cilantro margarita add in cilantro to the simple syrup and a few sprigs to the margarita itself.
- If you like a sweeter margarita add a splash of cointreau.
- Simple Syrup
- 2 Cups water
- 1 Cup white sugar
- ½ Lime
- 1 ½ Shots tequila per drink
- 2 Tbsp lime juice per prink
- Large ice cubes
- Margarita Salt
- Add water, white sugar and half of lime to a small pot. When adding the lime ensure you squeeze it first and then add in the rind.
- Bring the simple syrup mixture to a boil until the sugar is completely dissolved. Boil for 3 minutes to let the lime flavor diffuse.
- Add in Jalapeño to make simple syrup spicy
- Add in cilantro to give your margarita a cilantro flavor
- Once the simple syrup is done let cool for 30 minutes. (It’s ideal to make the simple syrup hours or the day before you are making the margaritas.)
- Pour some Margarita salt on a plate. Wet the rim of your glass with lime juice and dunk in the salt, coating the top of the rim.
- Add a large ice cube to the margarita glass.
- Pour in the shot and a half into your glass.
- Add in the 2 Tbsp of lime juice.
- Top off with a ½ to a full shot of simple syrup depending on how sweet you want the margarita to be.