Published July 1, 2000.
Put away that blender. For the ultimate margarita, mix premium tequila with fresh juice and zest, and shake it yourself.
The typical margarita tends to be a slushy, headache-inducing concoction made with little more than ice, tequila, and artificially flavored corn syrup.
A balanced blend of fresh citrus flavors and tequila.
Use the correct proportions (equal parts juice, orange liqueur, and tequila) for the best balance; the right alcohol (Triple Sec and a resposado tequila, made from 100 percent blue agave) for a mellow, delicate flavor; and the best citrus mix (lemon and lime zest steeped in their juices) for deep, refreshing citrus flavor. Add a bit of sugar and a pinch of salt and you have a perfect summer cocktail.list of recipes