No…you don’t have to wait for an evening of Mexican food to enjoy this classic. When you actually take the time to make one proper and don’t just pour some radioactive-green sweet syrup out of a premixed bottle, this cocktail can be a real attention grabber. I love a Margarita and yes, it does go well with food. But…there’s no reason you can’t enjoy one or three on a lazy Saturday evening just sitting on a chair in your carport. The drink sips well and hey, who can’t manage to pull open a bottle of Doritos and crack a jar of salsa to go along with it. Always try and make this drink fresh and use the proper ingredients/
Here we go –
Rub the lip of a hi-ball glass with a wedge of lime and dip the rim into a saucer of course salt. Mix the above ingredients in a shaker with plenty of cracked ice. Shake ‘til freezing cold. Pour in glass. Garnish with a lime wedge on the rim. Make a few extra and keep to the side. Just chill them down in the shaker when needed….which should be within minutes of the first. Enjoy while listening to your kids play in the front yard or a Baseball game on the radio.
Take it one step farther and sink two or three Spanish olives on a toothpick into the drink. A bartender made a margarita once for me with olives and I never looked back. Something about the sweet, sour and salty that was just incredible.