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Best Margaritas: easy to make for Cinco de Mayo or anytime

It’s almost Cinco de Mayo, which celebrates Mexico’s victory over Napoleon’s army in 1862. The margarita, a cocktail which is widely consumed on this day, has a history that depending upon the person asked, is varied.

Regardless, many celebrate this holiday with a margarita in hand. Below is a straightforward and delicious recipe for your celebration.


What makes this margarita really deliver, is the use of good ingredients: fresh limes, good quality tequila, and orange liqueur.

You’ll be the hit of the party.

Best Margarita

  • lime slices for garnish, either in round slices or wedges
  • Coarse salt, kosher or sea salt
  • 1/2 cup of chipped ice or small cubes
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 cup Cointreau orange liqueur
  • 1/4 cup best quality silver tequila such as PatrĂ³n

Rub the rim of your margarita or martini glasses with a lime wedge. Dredge the rims in a dish of salt until nicely coated. In a cocktail shaker, place the ice, lime juice, orange liqueuer, and tequila. Put the lid on and shake vigorously for approximately 15 seconds. Pour into your glasses and garnish with either sliced rounds of lime, floating them on top; or finish with a lime wedge on the rim. Serve and enjoy.

This recipe will serve two thirsty happy people.


  1. Perfect_Margaritas wrote:

    I hate to disagree, but your proportions are all wrong. I spent a long time perfecting my margarita. As I am anonymous I will give you my recipe. Serves 2.

    6oz silver tequilla
    2oz. simple syrum
    2oz. orange liqueur
    20z. fresh lime juice

    Put all in shaker and add ice. Shake until most ice is gone. Pour over salt-rimmed-glasses filled with ice and a squeeze of fresh lime.
    Can’t go wrong.

    Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Permalink
  2. Thanks for including your recipe. It’s okay to disagree, that’s what keeps it all interesting! Just as in cooking, we all prefer a little more of this or a little more of that.

    I will try yours. I have been making the posted recipe with much fanfare for some time now.

    Happy Cinco de Mayo!

    Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

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