Don’t get us wrong, we love going out for a drink with friends, and there are countless amazing options to choose from in Seattle. But for the summer nights where you want to stay home and relax on your porch, THIS is the margarita for you.
Margaritas are actually incredibly easy to make with a few key ingredients. Say goodbye to store-bought margarita mix and hello to our go-to recipe that comes together in a snap.
We make this recipe all the time. With only three simple ingredients, we know you are going to love it!
- Your favorite tequila (we LOVE Sparkle Donkey, local to Seattle!)
- Fresh lime juice
- Triple Sec
This recipe is so simple, you will be wondering where it has been all your life. As with all the recipes we share, we invite you to mix up the ingredients based on your preferences. We’re a fan of silver tequila, but if reposado is your fave, go for it! You can also substitute Mezcal if you like smokey flavors.
For an orange liqueur we suggest Triple Sec or Cointreau, or you can substitute with St. Germaine for what we’ve coined the “St. Germainarita!”
As for fresh lime juice – that one is non-negotiable. Emphasis on the fresh!
To add an optional touch of flavor in each sip, we love a good salt rim or chili salt rim (see directions below). Let us know if you make or modify this recipe! Tag us @partyontherocksseattle on Instagram, and stay tuned for more great recipes!
Best At-Home Margarita
- 2 oz Tequila
- 1 oz fresh lime juice
- 1 oz Triple Sec
- Combine all ingredients in a shaker (or stir well)
- Pour over your salt-rimmed glass with ice
- Garnish with a lime
Chili Salt Rim
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- Lime wedge
- In a small bowl combine salt and chili powder
- Rub the rim of a glass with a lime wedge and dredge in the chili salt