You’ve Been Making Margaritas All Wrong

You’ve Been Making Margaritas All Wrong
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By Carolyn Menyes, Editor

Forget anything fancy — nothing beats a classic lime margarita

<p> <strong>Don't worry – go classic.</strong> </p>

Don't worry – go classic.

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We love a good margarita bar as much as the next person. Blood orange margaritas, pomegranate margaritas, avocado margaritas. Yes. We’ll drink them all.

But we have a little bad news for those who firmly believe that you need a dozen ingredients, a basket full of fruit, and a fully stocked bar to make a delicious margarita. You’re doing it all wrong.

That’s because the best margarita is actually a lime margarita. For the ultimate classic margarita, all you need is four simple ingredients: tequila, lime juice, simple syrup, and Cointreau or some other orange-flavored liqueur. That’s it! Squeeze your limes to get your juice, add in a shot of tequila, a splash of triple sec, and a teeny bit of simple syrup and you have a bright, fresh citrus cocktail that is frankly better than any complicated recipe you may have in your recipe book.

If you want to get a little fancy, create a salt rim for your glass and garnish with a lime. But stop right there.

Essentially, just keep it simple. When you’re actually working with high-quality tequila and fresh limes, you really don’t need anything else to make a palatable, delicious cocktail. Sure, extra fruits, syrups, and sugars can add a punch of flavor, but they take away the inherent freshness of this particular drink. If you’re looking for a delicious, classic margarita recipe, click here.

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