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House Margarita

Staff Writer
Courtesy of Drink.Well House

The House Margarita.

At Drink.Well House in Austin, Texas, the house margarita is all you'll ever need. Jessica Sanders, who came up with the traditional margarita recipe, will even add four drops of Bittermens Hellfire Shrub, which makes the drink nice and smoky. Be sure to check out Sanders' vodka take on the margarita, too. 

Deliver Ingredients


For the house margarita

  • 1 1/2 Ounce tequila
  • 3/4 Ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 Ounce Paula's Texas Orange

For the vodka take on the margarita

  • 1 1/2 Ounce Hangar One Chipotle Vodka
  • 3/4 Ounces Combier Orange Liqueur
  • 3/4 Ounces fresh grapefruit juice
  • 3 dashes Hellfire Shrub


For the house margarita

Add all ingredients to a cocktail tin with a scoop of ice. Shake well. Strain into a glass with ice. Garnish with lime.

For the vodka take on the margarita

Shaken with ice and strained on the rocks. Garnished with a lime wedge.

Margarita Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Margarita Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.