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How To Make Margaritas With Ease - The Exact Process

by Justin Croxton May 20, 2016

How To Make Margaritas With Ease - The Exact Process

Margaritas resemble opinions from every person who loves them some tequila. Every person has one they believe is their best type of margarita. To discover one’s favorite, there’s a load of margaritas to guzzle. You may try tame flavors such as mango or strawberry, or got crazy with chocolate or some made using Sour Patch Kids. Or maybe you’ll love it salted? Or could it be frozen? Any way you choose to have it, the road to discovering your ultimate margarita could turn to be a long one. However, it should start with the exemplary steps. This article will cover the step by step process on how to make margaritas.

The origin of margarita is ambiguous. However, the basic Margaritas could not get simpler, ask for tequila, take fresh lime juice and Cointreau, shake up and serve cold. So, examine the steps below and try your hand on how to make margaritas. In this

Use Real Lime To Make A Margarita

Ask for actual and fresh lime for your margarita. Not Rose's, not the plastic lime ball, of course not the prepackaged sour mix. It is imperative to note that not even the homemade sour mix is appropriate since the recipe is for a fresh margarita and not tequila sours. Similarly, it would help to keep the lime as fresh as possible. Squeeze the lemons and add some syrup to the desired sweetness for the margaritas. 

Margarita Basics

Sweeteners To Use For Your Margarita

Tequila is produced from an agave plant and makes up an agave syrup. This is the reason why natural sweeteners are applicable in tequila drinks. It consists of a mellow honeyed flavor that complements the tequila effectively.

Also, an agave syrup is easy to blend into the drink, since it dissolves readily in both cold and hot liquids. Fresh limes are critical for margaritas and the orange liqueur, like Cointreau or triple sec, is added to remove the bright acidity in lime using the sweeter citrus.

Both margarita styles are prepared using similar ingredients: lime, tequila, Cointreau or triple sec and agave. There is a verity of tequila that a user can choose from.

  • Blanco tequilas, which have the mildest flavor and are unaged. 
  • Gold tequilas, or Reposado tequilas, which are slightly aged and used in restaurants and bars. 
  • Anjeo tequilas are considered to be aged and smoother than the other tequilas, with vanilla and oak notes to them. 

On The Rocks, vs. Blended Margaritas

If a user prepares the margaritas “on the rocks” it implies that the margaritas are shaken and served over ice, and not mixed into the creamy, wet smoothie-like drink. However, such margaritas tend to be less sweet than the blended ones, and the user will taste the flavor of tequila strongly, even in the presence of less tequila than in the blended margarita.

Blended margaritas are known to be cheap, sweet and exceptionally delicious. However, it would help to note that blended margaritas are just excellent.
Blended margaritas do not need additional agave syrup that margaritas “on the rocks” since sugar the sugar enables the drink to become creamy and have a smooth texture. The drink made with little agave and a bit icier than ideal – and if one would be preparing some margaritas, they should be worth a drink!

Ingredients For This Margarita:

  • lime juice - Three quarters oz 
  • half oz agave syrup
  • 1 3/4 oz tequila
  • triple sec - Three quarters oz 

Steps To Make This Margarita:

Put all constituents in the shaker and fill it up with ice. Shake the contents vigorously until cold, for roughly 20 seconds. Strain the contents into the rocks glass – having salted or unsalted rim – ice filled and served immediately. The above recipe can make only one cocktail, can be doubled to serve many people.

Blended Margarita


• lime juice - 1 1/2 oz
• tequila - two oz
• agave syrup - 1 1/2 oz
• triple sec - one oz
• 1 – 1 1/2 cups ice

Step 1:

Pour all the ingredients into a blender. Blend the contents at low speed until you see that the ice is crushed, then increase the speed and blend up to when the mixture is creamy and smooth. Pour the contents into a large margarita glasses - having salted or unsalted rim - and serve immediately.

Classic Margarita

  • Silver tequila - two oz 
  • lime juice - one oz
  • Cointreau - one oz
  • Ice 
  • Salt (for rimming glass) 
  • Lime slices (for garnish)

Steps To Make Classic Margarita

  • Pour the healthy tequila shot into the ice-filled pint glass (or cocktail mixer). Measure with a cup that would give you approximately 2 ounces. 
  • Add lime juice – half as much. However, not that the volume of juice varies from lime to lime. Therefore, it is critical to measure. However, it would help to preserve about two limes per drink. 
  • Add half of the orange solution you are having. 
  • Another secret is a low-fi beer (a quarter-shot) is a neat last-second to make the drink frothy without taking egg whites, which are okay but would allow a break. 
  • Cover the shaker of the pint glass and given it a good shake. 
  • Pour into a glass. You may also strain it on the ice. 

How To Salt Your Glass

In addition to chosen the margarita style, you may also decide to have it served in a salted rimmed glass, or not.

The salt can bring out a vegetal agave flavor in tequila and can contrast with a zesty lime juice. Also, the salt can overpower the drink. Anyhow, rimming the glass is an easy task.

Step 1:

Run your lime wide on the rim of the glass.

Step 2:

Pour the salt in the shallow plate and bowl. Put the glass lime-side-down in the salt bowl, then remove your glass and allow the salt to set up for some seconds before filling your glass.

Finally, garnish the margarita as desired 

Cheers as you enjoy and master how to make margaritas 

In conclusion, to make excellent margaritas all, you will require salt, glass, limes, triple sec, a lot of ice and the margarita mix. Shake up all the contents and serve in a salt-rimmed glass having a slice of lime. Also, if you don’t wish to store the margarita mix, you may make your own. You can make it from a simple syrup by eating some granulated sugar in one cup of water on a pan until all the sugar dissolves. Give the mixture time to cool. Give the technique a try and know how to make margaritas.

Justin Croxton
Justin Croxton