I sort of have a relationship with margaritas. This margarita recipe, to be exact.

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I’m sort of in love with them. The best margarita recipe on the rocks? Yes. Exactly.

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I’m sort of a huge snob about them. Like, super huge. No other margarita recipe can compare in my brain.

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Also, I’m sort of positive that the only ingredients you need are tequila, grand marnier, lime juice and homemade simple syrup. Nothing else. I mean, some citrus, but that’s about it.

I’m sort of still hungover. Good sign.

margarita recipe I howsweeteats.com

Margarita Recipe

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  • 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.

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