Thursday, November 20, 2008


I really enjoy margaritas.  On the rocks, with salt on the rim.  Mmm…  I have the same philosophy with drinks as I do with food.  I want them to include REAL ingredients.  I know to know exactly what I’m consuming.  One hot day back in August, I decided I wanted a margarita, I knew I needed to do it right.  All it takes is a little time, but it really pays off in the end.  I’ve made them like this ever since, and I can’t go back to the mix stuff.  If I order one at a restaurant, I instantly know if it was made with fresh ingredients or a mix.


Margarita on the Rocks


2 cups sugar
1 cup water
(this is the amount to make a large amount, if you only want enough for a couple margaritas, I suggest 1/2 cup sugar, and 1/4 cup water)

1 1/2 oz tequila
1/2 oz triple sec
1 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
simple syrup (as much or little as you like. I used less than 1 teaspoon, which was just right for me, but The Boy said it was too sweet.)
margarita (or kosher) salt for rim


SIMPLE SYRUP:Bring water to boil. Add sugar. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Once sugar has dissolved remove from heat and let cool. (Make sure you have the syrup made a couple hours before you want a margarita!) Keep it in a covered container in the fridge (like a mason jar!), it will last a couple months. (Unless you make a lot of margaritas!)

Dip glass rim into lime juice. Then dip into a plate of salt.

Add ice to martini shaker, then add in all ingredients. Shake, shake, shake. Pour into chilled glasses over ice. Place a wedge of lime on rim. Enjoy!

If you are worried that it tastes strong at first, let it sit for a bit, as the ice melts it will mellow out.

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