The Perfect Margarita Recipe


Nutrition

Cal/Serving: 333
Daily Value: 17%

Low-Fat, Low-Sodium
Fat-Free, Low-Fat-Abs, Kidney-Friendly, Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Wheat-Free, Egg-Free, Milk-Free, Peanut-Free, Tree-Nut-Free, Soy-Free, Fish-Free, Shellfish-Free
Fat0g1%
Saturated0g1%
Carbs27g9%
Fiber1g2%
Sugars21g0%
Protein1g1%
Sodium7mg0%
Calcium9mg1%
Magnesium9mg2%
Potassium145mg4%
Iron0mg1%
Zinc0mg1%
Phosphorus16mg2%
Vitamin A8IU0%
Vitamin C48mg79%
Thiamin (B1)0mg2%
Riboflavin (B2)0mg1%
Niacin (B3)0mg1%
Vitamin B60mg3%
Folic Acid (B9)23µg6%
Vitamin E0mg1%
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated0g0%
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated0g0%
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perfect margarita
Maryse Chevriere

What makes this rendition perfect, you might ask? "The secret is to use fresh juice," reveals Alex Alejandro of El Parador Café, New York City's longest living Mexican restaurant. Fresh lemon juice, that is.

Alex explains that lemon juice is used instead of lime because it is less tart and doesn't mask the flavor of the tequila. Other tips? There should be equal parts tequila and triple sec, and always serve it straight up and with salt. If it's on the rocks, he says, the flavor of the margarita gets too diluted by the time you reach the bottom of the glass.

"Once you taste a perfect margarita, you can't go back."

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INGREDIENTS

  • Lemon wedge, for rimming
  • Salt
  • 2 ounces blanco tequila
  • 2 ounces triple sec
  • 4 ounces fresh lemon juice
  • Ice

DIRECTIONS

Use the lemon wedge to wet the rim of the cocktail glass then coat the rim in a thin layer of salt.

Combine the tequila, triple sec, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker with ice and give it an "energetic shake" to ensure you get a good head of foam. To serve, strain into the prepared cocktail glass.  

Recipe Details

Makes 1 drink.

Servings: 1

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2 Comments

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Well on average lemons are more sour then limes. Also a good margarita shout not use triple sec, most of it is garbage countreau or better should be used and agave nectar I like better then simple syrup

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Sorry, loved El Parador for many years, but have to disagree re the Perfect Margarita. This recipe given to me by the best bartender in town & requested
here in San Miguel & wherever I visit in U.S.
Salted rim
1 measure blanco tequila
1/2 measure triple sec or controy
1/2 measure fresh key lime juice (not lemon)
1/4 measure simple syrup or to taste

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