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A Perfect Margarita

The margarita is a beautiful drink that everyone likes a little different. This is a drier version of the tequila classic, leaning heavier into the acid of the lime and orange sugar of the liqueur.

Dry and sour are two distinctly different flavors—you will feel something dry in the back of your throat, similar to the sensation after drinking a red wine. Sour will be a zing, almost pain in the soft part of your cheek—if that’s where you taste the acid in this drink, consider adding a touch more syrup until it satisfies your tastes.

2 oz blanco or reposado tequila

¾ oz orange liqueur or dry curaçao

¾ oz lime

¼ oz rich simple syrup

  1. Combine all ingredients into a shaker tin.
  2. Shake well until frothy—my rule is to shake until the shaker tin freezes in my hand, about 40 seconds.
  3. Strain through a fine sieve into a rocks glass over ice.
  4. Garnish with lime wheel* if desired, and enjoy!

*if you garnish with a lime wedge to be squeezed into drink, you might have to adjust your sugar amounts. If you like a slightly sweeter margarita, feel free to increase the simple syrup portion until it reaches your desired flavor.

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