A margarita is a classic, refreshing drink that can be especially nice during hot summer months.
While you can always use pre-made margarita mix in a pinch, making a margarita from scratch can allow one to use fresher ingredients and avoid added sugar.
Wine With Our Family suggests using the following easy, four-ingredient recipe for a great margarita that won’t disappoint. This recipe comes from a longtime friend of the blog and the family. It’s now our go-to recipe for this popular cocktail.
The Wine With our Family version of this well-known cocktail packs a punch, so it is good to start slowly and watch your drinks!
To create the Wine With Our Family margarita recipe, you will need the following ingredients:
1 oz Tequila
1 oz Cointreau
1 oz Triple Sec
1 oz Lime Juice (fresh or bottled – either is fine).
In addition, you will need a way to shake your drink, either via a traditional cocktail shaker or by using a mason jar or another Do-It-Yourself method.
4 Steps to Making a Wine With Our Family Margarita
1. Optional first step: many folks prefer their glass to have a salt-lined rim. If you want the salt rim, start by shaking a small amount of salt onto a plate. Then, wet the outside rim of your glass with water or lime juice, and gently rub the rim of the glass, with the glass facing upside down, on the plate of salt. Easy rim and minimal mess!
2. Whether or not you’ve decided to add a salt rim to your glass, the next step when making the Wine With Our Family Margarita is to fill a glass with ice cubes. Typically, we’ll use a 7-to-12 ounce rocks glass, also known as an old fashioned glass. But if you have margarita-specific stemware or other fun glasses you would like to use, pretty much any glassware should work.
3. Next, add each of your four ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake well for at least 30 seconds.
4. Finally, pour your mixture into your ice cube-filled glass, and you are ready for a seriously refreshing drink.
Feel free to leave your margarita as is, or garnish with lime slices.
While you can always add other fruit juices, we recommend starting with the traditional margarita and then adding other fruits or flavors to suit your needs. Another option for those who prefer heat is to add small slices of jalapenos or other spicy peppers to the mixture.
When to Serve a Wine With Our Family Margarita
The Wine With Our Family margarita can be served by itself, as part of a larger happy hour spread (as pictured here), or alongside a lunch or dinner meal.
Try it poolside, beachside, or anywhere outside in hot summer months.
If serving margaritas for a larger group, simply multiply the recipe’s portions by the number of people in your party (or the number of drinks to be consumed) and serve in a large pitcher. Do not include ice in the pitcher, or you will dilute the mixture. Instead, provide ice-filled glasses for everyone, and pour the margarita on top.
With these tips, we hope you’re able to enjoy a refreshing Wine With Our Family margarita this summer!
Feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com to let us know how your margarita turned out and if you have any favorite cocktail recipes we should try!
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