We have been making so much vegetarian food lately, and the majority of it has been Mexican food. So since we had a few limes in the fridge, we invited our friend Chris over to create his favorite cocktail for us. He styled it really well and it tasted awesome. I loved the lighter flavor, and this recipe is amazing because it will give you a substitution for traditional margarita mix that is so high in acid and calories that I avoid it all together!
Here is a delicious and traditional 3-2-1 Margarita, which I hope you enjoy! When you read through the ingredients, you will see that it's 3 parts tequila to 2 parts triple sec, to 1 part lime juice. Because this is a higher gravity margarita than if you were using a store bought mixer, it's best blended with ice to tone it down a bit (but that's totally up to you!).
Ingredients (serves 1, or serves a pitcher if scaled up)
- 3 parts tequila (6 ounces for example)
- 2 parts orange liqueur triple sec, Grand Marnier or Cointreau (4 ounces for example)
- 1 part fresh lime juice (2 ounces for example)
- Simple syrup or agave nectar to taste (4 Tablespoons)
- Kosher salt for rims of glasses
- Fresh lime slices (keep as circular slice) for garnish
- Optional: zest of lime, and cilantro for final garnish
- ice: add 3-4 cups, optional
In your blender, add ice, tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and agave nectar. Blend thoroughly until all ice pieces are fully blended.
Use spent lime to apply lime juice around rim of glass. Dip into bowl full of salt to apply to rim.
Fill glasses with 3-2-1 Margarita. Use a spoon to help serve from blender.
Garnish with lime slice and optional cilantro and enjoy!