Life is better with Tequila

22 Feb

I had no idea today was National Margarita Day, Actually I had no idea there was such a thing. Coincidentally I had already planned to share this recipe for the classic Mexican cocktail today! Honest! When Covid-19 hit and restaurant dining was banned nearly a year ago, I set out to perfect several single-serve cocktails I used to enjoy when we were out and about. Sure, there are plenty of recipes for batches of drinks but I’ve been trying to perfect cocktails strictly for me, myself and I. Harder than it sounds, trust me! It’s helpful if you can find a mini measuring cup which includes both ounces and tablespoons for precise measuring. And a cocktail shaker is essential for all well-mixed cocktails.

I found this recipe in Mexican Cookery by Barbara Hansen (1980). Not sure this is the perfect version, but it will do until I find it. Note: I like to rub the glass rim in both salt and sugar!


1 lime wedge


2 ounces tequila

¾ ounce Triple Sec

1 tablespoon lime juice

Ice cubes

Rub rim of glass with lime wedge, then swirl in salt to coat rim. Combine remaining ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously, then strain into prepared glass.

Makes one cocktail. Try not to notice that yes, I took a sip before snapping the picture.

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