It’s Cinco de Mayo, which means it’s time to break out the tequila and limes and enjoy a cool margarita.
But not all margaritas are created equally. There are a couple of tricks to making the perfectly balanced, fresh tequila cocktail at home.
First, use high-quality ingredients. Shell out the extra dough for a tequila that’s 100% agave, and pony up for fresh limes — even though their prices have skyrocketed in recent months.
Second, be careful about proportions. As Chris Hall writes in Bon Apetit, “balance accounts for the difference between a good drink and a bad one,” and no one wants a margarita that’s overly sweet or tequila-heavy.
Finally, keep the blender in the closet: Margaritas on the rocks taste much better than the blended variety. Shake with ice and serve in a classic margarita glass.
Check out our favourite margarita recipe, below:
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