Not that you needed an excuse to celebrate the brilliance of the margarita, but be sure to have one (or three) today in honor of National Margarita Day. We got a few tips from Casa Herradura on how to make the best margaritas at home. (We’re currently crushing on this one.) Has anyone started a petition to make National Margarita Day a national holiday yet?
- Avoid using cheap tequila. The good stuff is made from 100% agave, which means no additional sugars were added during the fermentation process.
- Use real limes! Avoid the green, lime-shaped plastic ball, or any prepackaged sour mix. Limes aren’t expensive so don’t drop the ball on this.
- Triple sec is key. This orange liquor is sweet and it’s made from dried orange peels.
- It’s all about the measurements. The basic ratio measurement of a margarita is 2:1:1 which means 2 parts tequila, 1 part triple sec and 1 part lime juice. This depends on how strong you like your margarita, so feel free to experiment with it! Here’s a recipe to get those creative juices flowing:
Photo: Casa Herradura