Get tequila delivered right to your door by FetchMe Alcohol so you can celebrate in style with our top margarita recipes for Cinco de Mayo. Our recipes are easy to make with a few additional interesting aspects suggested by a number of our friends. Many of our friends agree told us they love the forward agave flavor of silver tequilas in cocktails as it is not aged. Others love the reposado given the little flavor nuances from being barrel-aged from 2 to 12 months. In fact, there is little cost difference so you might want to go for it and try both. The aged or anejo tequila add color and lots of flavor. However, these are not extensively used for cocktails by our friends.
Of the friends surveyed for this article, most of our friends mentioned Cabo Wabo and Patron as their favorite tequila. Before we share the most popular tequila cocktail recipes for Cinco de Mayo, here are a few additional tips in additional to the recipe so you can have the best margaritas.
Many of our friends prefer a touch of sweet mix in a margarita. However, many of the brands can be quite sweet, so use with care.
Use Kosher Salt
Salting the glass rim is a common feature of a margarita. We like to use coarse Kosher salt – not fine or table salt – for a more pronounced look on the glass. Morton’s Coarse Kosher Salt works perfectly. First, pour a layer of salt in a saucer that’s a little larger than the top of your glass. It doesn’t have to be really deep.
Cut a notch in a slice of lime and rub around the rim of your glass to wet the rim so the salt can stick. Dip the glass rim directly into the saucer of kosher salt. Resist the temptation to spin it around. A straight up and down is all you need. Shake off any excess salt. Stand the glass upright – top up and allow the glass to sit while mixing your margarita.
If you want to make the presentation fancier, mix some lime and orange zest into the Kosher salt. Then dip the rim into the mix. Your glass is now more attractive and adds a wonderful aroma as well.
Triple Sec – Grand Marnier – Cointreau
The orange flavor from a liqueur basically comes from one of three sources. The least expensive and easy to find is Triple Sec. Number two is Grand Marnier. This one has a more pronounced flavor and is not a clear color. Remember–it will add a subtle color to your cocktail. However, for a true explosion of flavor and aroma, we would suggest Cointreau given its a clear spirit that’s perfect for the job.
Many liqueurs come from bitter oranges, mandarin oranges or even satsumas and have strong flavors. There are lots of nuances that can make your margaritas better so experiment as you like. There’s fun in your future.
Margaritas are often served in a lowball or Old Fashioned glass. They can also be served in the classic curved margarita glass with what looks like two bowls or even a martini glass. A margarita is usually served “straight up” – with no ice. Ice can be added and you have what’s known as “on the rocks.” Put it all in a blender with a little more ice and you have a frozen margarita. Making margaritas are not always that simple. Be sure to follow the below recipe for the particular version that you want to make.
What about bar tools? Are they necessary? Not necessarily. A long spoon can come in handy as an alternative. An iced tea spoon is also a reasonable substitute. They are cheap and often come as part of a set. If you are looking to give a bar tool set to give a gift to one of your favorite friends, get them a shaker, a spoon and strainer or strainer top. No blender? Add one to your gift but make sure it’s heavy duty enough to handle crushing ice easily.
Yes, you really need fresh citrus and its fresh-squeezed juice for your recipes. Don’t even think about using bottled juice. Make it fresh with limes, lemons or oranges when applicable.
Drink or cocktail mixers have been popular for years. Sort of the concept of “everything but the alcohol.” In a bottle and sometimes a powder, this is a way to replace all those pesky individual ingredients with a single balanced base. Some mixers work better than others. You can find the Master of Mixes Margarita Mix at FetchMe Alcohol.
If you want to make your own margarita mix, we would suggest making it with some of the alcohol included. Add Tequila or Cointreau for a touch more zing. When it’s time to make a margarita, blend a measure of the mix with just a little more of extra tequila itself. Like 7 parts to 6
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Here are some of our friend’s favorite margarita recipes for you to try.
Pour 1½ ounces of tequila, 1 ounce of Cointreau and ¾ ounce of fresh lime juice in a cocktail shaker along with a few ice cubes –no more than 6 will be sufficient. Shake together for a full 20 to 30 seconds. Strain the liquid into a salt-rimmed glass of your choice. Serve with a slice of lime.
Our favorite tequila for this recipe includes:
This time use a blender as your mixing vessel rather than a cocktail shaker. For 4 servings. (It’s easier to make a few at once.) Pour in 6 ounces of tequila with 4 ounces of Cointreau or Triple Sec and 3 ounces of fresh lime juice plus 2 ounces of simple syrup in your blender. Add 4 to 5 cups of ice — Smaller cubes work better.
Put the lid on your blender and secure tightly. Start the blender on slow and gradually increase the speed to high. Blend until the contents are smooth and fluffy. Pour into prepared glasses and serve. Glass rims should be dipped in Kosher salt. Garnish with lime. Even better, if you place your glasses in a freezer for a few minutes before starting.
Our tequilas favorites for this recipe includes:
Jose Cuervo Especial Silver Tequila
For some people there’s the need for a “skinny margarita.” The name stems from using less sugar in the recipe. Cointreau and Triple Sec are our favorite tequilas for this recipe.
For a Skinny margarita use an attractive cocktail glass. No shaker or blender needed. Pour in 1 ounce tequila, 1 ounce fresh lime juice, and 1 1/2 ounces fresh orange juice into a glass with a salted rim. Stir and add 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup to add a slight sweet flavor. If you are looking for more flavor, substitute agave nectar. Stir again really well. Add ice cubes to top on the level of the liquid. Stir to get mixture cold. Don’t hit salt and dissolve.
Serve in that glass with a lime and/or orange slice garnish. Alternatively strain and serve in another glass on the rocks or in a stemmed glass straight up.
Our favorite tequilas for this recipe includes:
Paloma – Margarita’s Cousin
Several of our friends mentioned a Paloma as their favorite. This can be a very refreshing cocktail and has a killer look. It also allows you to add grapefruit to the game.
Here what you need to do. Mix 2 ounces ruby grapefruit juice and 2 ounces tequila with a tablespoon of lime juice and a tablespoon of maple syrup or simple syrup in a glass or shaker. Stir well with an ounce of sparkling water. Fill a salted-rim cocktail or highball glass with ice. Pour the mix over the ice and stir. Top with more sparkling water and garnish with a grapefruit wedge.
Our favorite tequilas for this recipe includes:
Whether you opt for the classic margarita, the popular frozen version, or another equally captivating tequila cocktail, the best way to approach your Cinco de Mayo celebration is to plan ahead. Take time to decide on which tequila you want to try. Then make a list of what ingredients you need. If you don’t get a chance to get to a package store or run low on tequila, FetchMe can help you. Their driver will bring it to you in less than 60 minutes. Beer, wine, spirits, snacks, and other items are available from FetchMe too. Let FetchMe Alcohol be your solution.
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