Margaritas on the Rocks.

I sort of have a relationship with margaritas.

I’m sort of in love with them.

I’m sort of a huge snob about them.

I’m sort of positive that the only ingredients you need are tequila, grand marnier, lime juice and homemade simple syrup. Nothing else.

I’m sort of still hungover. Good sign.


a single serving

2 ounces Grand Marnier

1 1/2 ounces Tequila

2 ounces lime juice

1 1/2 ounces simple syrup

orange + lemon + lime slices for garnish

salt for the rim

Rim the ridge of your glass with a lime wedge and dip in margarita salt. Fill the glass with ice. In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, grand marnier, simple syrup and lime juice with ice, and shake for about 30 seconds. Pour over ice and squeeze in lemon, lime and orange slices.

For simple syrup: combine equal parts sugar and water, bring to a boil and let sugar dissolve, then turn off heat and let cool completely.

This recipe can be easily doubled, quadrupled, etc. Since everyone’s tastes differ, add simple syrup 1/4 cup at a time and go from taste. I also suggest buying the lime juice if you plan on making a pitcher (or 2) considering you’d have to squeeze a billion limes to get enough juice.

I’m sort of convinced you don’t need much convincing. Make them.