There was some family tension – Momma says it’s too good not to share, Dad said it’s too simple to bother writing down. But we convinced him!
He calls it the 1-2-3:
one part lime juice
two parts Cointreau (or similar orange liquor)
three parts tequila (or mescal or sotol or some EtOH made from agave)
Shake all three portions in a shaker with ice cubes for a minute or so, then pour into a previously salted fancy glass.
Momma likes hers on the rocks in a glass with half the rim salted and a lime wedge on the other half.
We keep a shallow, lidded plastic container with a blend of kosher salt and fancy Trader Joe’s Chile-Lime Seasoning. Dampen the rim of the glass with a lime wedge, then dip into the salt mix.
PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY. Don’t get all liquored up and hurt somebody!
Note: Check out the comments. Dad is Fred, so Fred’s Wife is Momma. HIGH QUALITY TEQUILA MATTERS.
2 thoughts on “THE Margarita Recipe, from Dad”
2:1 tequila to mescal my favorite
Better tequila and mescal make a big difference
Do not let sweet and sour mix in the same house as the ingredients for this. If you must have it sweeter add as little simple syrup as possible (try to wean yourself off this next time).
You are welcome.
Gary’s boss suggested *his* recipe for margaritas as potentially the best.
I’m working on getting the recipe now!
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