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How to Make the Best Margarita

You don't have to travel to the local Mexican restaurant for the best margarita - we've got the perfect recipe, so make it at home instead. We simply enhance the natural citrus flavors of the tequila and serve over ice to make the best margarita recipe at home.

We're bigger fans of classic margaritas served on the rocks versus frozen concoctions filled with a ton of added fruity flavor. The key to making our favorite margarita recipe lies in the tequila you use, so don't cheap out. You want to be sure to use a high quality white tequila for your marg. We prefer Tequila Don Julio Blanco for it's light citrus taste - and have been known to sip it on the rocks it's so good.

A typical 750ml bottle of Don Julio will run you between $40 and $50, but don't balk at the price. You can easily make up to 10 margaritas with this bottle, and if you add up how much those 10 would cost you at a restaurant, it's half the rate for a better drink.


2 ounces Tequila Don Julio Blanco

1 ounces lemon juice

1 ounce lime juice

1 ounce lemon-lime club soda (optional)

Salt (optional)

Lime wedge for garnish (optional)


If rimming your margarita glass with salt, moisten the rim with lime, then dip into salt on plate.

In a shaker filled with ice cubes, combine the tequila, lemon juice and lime juice. Shake well and strain into your margarita glass. If preferred, top with a splash of lemon-lime club soda and add in ice cubes. Garnish with a lime wedge.

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