The Best Margarita Recipe

Believe it or not, at this very moment I’m winging my way to Mexico… on Cinco de Mayo! Make sure to watch my Instagram Feed this week to catch all the excitement. In the meantime, Lt. Dan is here today to share his best margarita recipe. It’s amazing guys. These margaritas will knock you naked, in a good way, and make this the best Cinco de Mayo ever. Promise! 

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Hola Friends!

Lt. Dan back to share random thoughts and stories…

I have not posted much lately as Mrs. Spicy has kept me locked up in a back room working on other aspects of A Spicy Perspective. But, since it is Cinco de Mayo, she has let me out long enough to whip up some queso and guacamole and to share my best margarita recipe with all of you.

Just kidding.

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So where does your mind take you when you think of margaritas? Does it involve the sun, sand and crystal blue water? Maybe a pontoon boat on the lake with a bunch of friends? How about a backyard pool, music in the background, chips and salsa on the picnic table, and sounds of fun and laughter all around? Possibly your favorite restaurant, surrounded by tacos and fajitas, salt rimmed glasses and pitchers brimming with that “concoction that helps me hang on…”

Wherever it takes you, it is surely a happy place – usually filled with sun, friends, food and fun.

Margaritas are not typically a serious drink – one where you ponder the world in your big leather chair and smoking jacket.

It’s not likely your “sophisticated” grown up drink like a Manhattan or Martinez.

Frankly, depending on who you talk to, it is its own thing – and never the same to anyone. It can come spicy, frozen, top shelf, bottom shelf, with a beer in the middle, smokey, salt rimmed, not salt rimmed, sugar rimmed, up, with ice, in a glass, in a pitcher (better), in a funnel (that was fun), with a shot (yes please), in your hand (time to take a break…) – you get the point.

But margaritas are usually beloved by all.

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This “best margarita recipe” is the favorite in our house.

It is boozy and limey, yet still balanced with a hint of sweet and salty. We typically make it by the pitcher (or two), although this particular day we made margaritas for two. We usually invite friends to share (or we serve something else because we drank the pitcher before they arrived).

The great thing about this recipe is that you can LIT-ERALLY (thank you Rob Lowe) add all the ingredients at once in a pitcher and leave it till you’re ready to serve.

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The ingredients that really make the difference (in my opinion) are good tequila, homemade simple syrup and fresh limes. The other ingredients can be tweaked to your liking, but try to stick with fresh limes and good tequila.

If all else fails, grab a shot glass and the tequila – you’ll be good to go…

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Cheers, Lt. Dan

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27 comments on “The Best Margarita Recipe

  1. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitnessposted May 5, 2014 at 4:40 am Reply

    Oh! Have fun in Mexico!! These truly do sound like the best. But just to be sure I’ll have to try one now. I know, it’s 7am on Monday. Don’t judge. Pinned!

  2. Missposted May 5, 2014 at 6:16 am Reply

    Have the best time in Mexico! Love these margaritas, they look so refreshing!

  3. Mariaposted May 5, 2014 at 7:17 am Reply

    Perfect drink for today!

    Rating: 5
  4. Melanie @ Carmel Momentsposted May 5, 2014 at 6:05 am Reply

    Wow. You’re really in Mexico for Cinco de Mayo. How cool is that?!
    Have a blast! I’ll be checking for you pics. :)

  5. Tieghanposted May 5, 2014 at 6:48 am Reply

    Have fun in Mexico!! I have to say, I am so jealous. Sounds like such a fun trip!!

    Love the margarita!

  6. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted May 5, 2014 at 6:53 am Reply

    The perfect refreshment for Cinco de Mayo!

  7. Julie @ Table for Twoposted May 5, 2014 at 7:41 am Reply

    Ahh, hope you’re having a blast in Mexico! So perfect that you’re there on Cinco de Mayo! Have lots of margs for me :) I’ll have to try your recipe at home and wish I were in Mexico! xo

  8. Erikaposted May 5, 2014 at 8:02 am Reply

    This is perfect for Cinco De Mayo.. (really any day..ha) Have fun in Mexico!!

  9. marlaposted May 5, 2014 at 9:13 am Reply

    Such a beautiful margarita! Can I have one now?!

  10. Heather Christoposted May 5, 2014 at 10:34 am Reply

    this looks AWESOME! have such a great time in Mexico!!

  11. Jennie @themessybakerblogposted May 5, 2014 at 11:57 am Reply

    Welcome Back, Lt. Dan. So happy to here Sommer let you out of the dark room to share this boozy treat with us :) You can’t go wrong with a classic margarita. Now I’m imagining myself with one of these under an umbrella on the beach. Ahh, one can dream.

  12. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted May 5, 2014 at 2:17 pm Reply

    I’ll definitely cheers to that! Salud!

  13. Carol at Wild Goose Teaposted May 5, 2014 at 3:54 pm Reply

    Okay so margaritas aren’t sophisticated. I can live with that. But sure are FUN.
    This looks like a wonderful classic recipe. In fact I tagged it. You better have fun in Mexico. All of us are living vicariously off your vacation.

  14. Megan {Country Cleaver}posted May 5, 2014 at 9:36 pm Reply

    How can you argue with the Best Marg EVER?! Oh that’s right – you CAN”T!!!

  15. Lily (A Rhubarb Rhapsody)posted May 6, 2014 at 5:30 am Reply

    Oh you lucky thing! Enjoy your trip!

    I could sure do with one of these right now.

  16. wenderlyposted May 6, 2014 at 9:11 am Reply

    I can attest! Those are indeed the BEST margaritas ever!! Sommer made them for us whilst up in the mountains and WOW! They pack a perfect punch!

    Rating: 5
  17. Gabyposted May 6, 2014 at 11:07 am Reply

    Margarita perfection!

    Rating: 5
  18. Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted May 6, 2014 at 7:17 pm Reply

    I could drink these all summer long!

    Rating: 5
  19. cyndeposted May 12, 2014 at 4:15 pm Reply

    what is simple syrup and how do you make it?

    • Sommerposted May 14, 2014 at 6:12 am Reply

      Hi Cynde, It’s sugar syrup. You can make it or buy it. To make: mix 1 part sugar to 1 part water and warm until the sugar dissolves. :)

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  22. Shambra Johnsonposted June 2, 2014 at 12:40 pm Reply

    Nice for an evening relaxer. Smile

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