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The Classic Margarita. And Hurry Up Summer!

by TastefullyJulie on March 30, 2012

I’m going to whine a little bit. Those of you who know me well will also know how untrue to my character that is. Haha. Yea, right.

Really, I’m not so much whining as reminiscing in this post. Reminiscing about last week, in particular. ‘Dear Diary, I miss last week’.

It was the official last week of winter and it was 80 degrees. 80 freaking degrees! Oh, and I’m not talking about Florida either. I’m talking about right here in Buffalo, NY. You know the place with the reputation for terrible sports teams and tundra-like winters? Well, the winter part is simply not true.

That’s why today I’m freezing and dreaming about last week. I had to spend some time outside trying to shoot photos for a Chobani post that’s coming up. (If you like free yogurt, come back Monday. I’ll be giving away, like, an entire case!) My fingers got so cold I couldn’t even release the shutter any longer. I came back inside and shivered for an hour.

If it were last week I would have been outside enjoying one of these margaritas. The margarita is a perfectly tart and refreshing way to welcome summer if you ask me. That’s why I had one of these every night last week, on my deck, in the winter. Err, did I say every night? I meant Friday night. Yea.

Not one of these margaritas. What is this stuff and why is it flourescent?
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Ingredients: Water, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Lime Juice From Concentrate, Citric Acid, Lemon Juice From Concentrate, Natural Flavor (Lime, Lemon, and Orange Oils), Sodium Citrate, Sodium Benzoate, Polysorbate 60, Gum Arabic, FD&C Yellow 5, FD&C Blue a. Whaaa?

5.0 from 2 reviews

The Classic Margarita
Recipe type: Cocktail
 

Ingredients
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce triple sec
  • ¾ ounce fresh lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon agave nectar (or just squirt a little in)
  • ice
  • sea salt (optional)

Instructions
  1. If using salt, wet rim of glass with a lime wedge and dip in a plate of salt.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a shaker with ice.
  3. Shake well and serve over more ice in your salty glass (or not).

Notes
I love Espolon tequila. Dare I say I find it more appealing than Patron. It’s a 100% agave, very affordable, and under-rated tequila.

Cheers to the weekend!

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1 Becky March 30, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Can you say YUM!! I would happily drink one of these every day of the week….I mean this Friday! :)

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2 RavieNomNoms March 30, 2012 at 2:24 pm

This looks so amazing! LOOVE margaritas!!
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3 Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips March 30, 2012 at 2:36 pm

I will have to tell my hubby about that tequila. He loves margaritas, and usually goes with Patron, but it is so expensive!
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4 Jennie @themessybakerblog March 30, 2012 at 2:50 pm

I’ve been looking for a good margarita recipe, and not one that’s fake and lime green. Your recipe sounds so yummy. I’m going to try it, and then sit on my deck and sip it. The weather has been totally bonkers this year!

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5 Abby March 30, 2012 at 4:39 pm
6 Choc Chip Uru March 30, 2012 at 4:43 pm

What a gorgeous looking drink – your presentation is super :D

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru
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7 Anita at Hungry Couple March 30, 2012 at 5:25 pm

OK, you’ve talked me into it, since it’s Friday and all :) Actually I’ve always been partial to the frozen version but I won’t quibble here!
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8 CJ - Food Stories Blog March 30, 2012 at 11:23 pm

Mmmm … Margaritas :-)

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9 Nescett @ bananaoats April 1, 2012 at 10:00 am

Food Buzz Top 9! Congrats!

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10 TastefullyJulie April 1, 2012 at 10:11 am

Thank you! I thought it was an April Fool’s joke :)

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11 Part Time House Wife April 1, 2012 at 4:38 pm

I am a notorious shiver-er. I felt that horried chill for you when I read your post! I am hoping for summer here in Michigan to come up sooner than later! The hotter the better!
Your Marg. looks amaze. I’ll be making a few of those babies soon!
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12 Amy @ FragrantVanillaCake April 1, 2012 at 7:19 pm

I am not a fan of margarita mix either ;) ! Your classic margarita however I would love!
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13 ohkeeka [The Type A Housewife] April 2, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Okay, those margarita mixes have always grossed me out and I’m afraid to order margaritas when we go out because that’s always the vision I have in my mind. This sounds SO much better–love it!
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14 kale @ tastes good to me! April 2, 2012 at 11:03 pm

Gorgeous!! Love that last photo. I wish I had been able to cart more tequila home with me from Mexico! I had no idea it would be just as expensive in Ecuador as it is in Canada.
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15 Margarita April 5, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Ahh yes the classic drinks from scatch are always the best. I guess that’s why they call them classics.
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16 Ashley April 12, 2012 at 3:37 pm

I’ve been trying to find the perfect Margarita recipe to remind of the the ‘ritas I had on a trip to Austin, TX last year. This is the best/closest I’ve found and cannot be happier with the end result. This is now my go-to ratio of ingredients for the perfect drink!

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17 TastefullyJulie April 12, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Thanks! I’m so happy you like it.

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18 TastefullyJulie April 17, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Yay! I’m so glad :)

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