Last week my husband and I took a vacation to San Antonio. I had been reading about the handmade margaritas. Until that point, my idea of a good margarita was the slushy lime-flavored mix I got by the pitcher at my local Mexican restaurant.
We got into town about two in the afternoon. It was hot, it was muggy, and we stopped at the first restaurant that had outdoor seating and misters on their fans. They bragged that they had “hands down, the best margaritas in town.” We would later discover that just about EVERY restaurant claims to have the best margarita in town.
Anyway, we ordered a couple of margaritas on the rocks. When they came, they had a slight orange tint instead of the bright green hue we were used to. But when we tasted them we were completely blown away! I will never look at the neon green slush at my local Mexican restaurant the same way again.
- 1 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1.5 oz. tequila (good tequila! Don't skimp here!)
- 1 oz. orange liqueur
- ¼ oz. simple syrup
- Pour ingredients into a shaker filled with ice.
- Shake until well combined.
- Pour over ice into salt-rimmed glasses.