Let's celebrate Cinco de Mayo the way it was supposed to be celebrated - with Margaritas!
Freshly squeezed limes mixed with a secret ingredient to deliver the world's best Margarita. Arriba!
The secret to the best Margaritas in the world is ... powdered sugar. That's right, I said powered sugar. Also known as confectioner's sugar.
It also helps to have good quality tequila - like Patron Silver or Jose Cuervo Silver. These brands won't break the bank. If you want the best I would recommend El Jimador or Herradura if available at your liquor store.
Skip the cheap bottle of triple sec and go for the addition of an orange flavored liqueur to bind all the flavors in this margarita. It's a splurge you can't afford to skip. It makes a huge difference in the flavor of this cocktail. While a bit on the pricey side for a bottle, I promise it will last for a long time.
Fresh squeezed lime juice is essential for this recipe. We discovered these Margaritas through trial and error after always asking for the recipe from our favorite Mexican restaurant, yet being turned down every time.
Our creation is pretty close. Yum.
The "Original" Margarita
- 9 shots freshly squeezed lime juice
- 6 shots of quality top shelf silver tequila
- 4 shots of Grand Marnier or Cointreau
- 1.5 cups of powdered sugar
- Crushed ice
- Kosher salt to rim the glass
- Lime slices or wedges
Run a wedge of lime around each glass and coat in kosher salt. In a pitcher, pour in the lime juice, tequila, orange liqueur and powdered sugar and mix the ingredients until the sugar has dissolved completely. Pour over ice in salt rimmed glasses.
Makes one pitcher. Total time: 10 minutes.