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
- Combine all ingredients into a shaker tin.
- Shake well until frothy—my rule is to shake until the shaker tin freezes in my hand, about 40 seconds.
- Strain through a fine sieve into a rocks glass over ice.
- 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.