Wasted Away Again in Margaritaville

Nothing goes better with Mexican food.

by Dr. Winston O'Boogie II


The Run Down

The Margarita is the most common tequila-based cocktail, made with tequila mixed with triple sec and lime or lemon juice, often served with salt on the glass rim.

There are several different mixing ratios for common margaritas, experiment to see which one fits you or your guests the best:

2:1:1 = (50% tequila, 25% Triple Sec, 25% fresh lime or lemon juice)
3:2:1 = (50% tequila, 33% Triple Sec, 17% fresh lime or lemon juice)
3:1:1 = (60% tequila, 20% Triple Sec, 20% fresh lime or lemon juice)
1:1:1 = (33% tequila, 33% Triple Sec, 33% fresh lime or lemon juice)
IBA Official List of Cocktails standard issue is:
7:4:3 = (50% tequila, 29% Triple Sec, 21% fresh lime or lemon juice)

The Age Old Question of Frozen or On the Rocks?

For those of you who don’t know a frozen margarita is the drink mixed with ice in a blender (kinda like a icy from the gas station,) and one on the rocks is just served over crushed ice.

The Margarita has several variations, each made with different fruit, most commonly strawberries. These drinks are good, but the basic is the best, so if you want a recipe for those, go look it up (because you are obviously already online.)



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+ 1 1/2 oz Tequila
+ 1/2 oz Triple sec
+ 1 oz Lime juice
+ Salt

Mixing instructions

Rub rim of cocktail glass with lime juice, dip rim in salt. Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into the salt-rimmed glass, and serve.