Easy Margarita Recipe

The very best Margarita I’ve had in my entire life was at Topolobampo in Chicago, where Teacher and I sat within spitting distance of Rick Bayless himself.

Teacher found the official Topolo Margarita recipe online for me cuz I loves Margaritas, but it’s rather labor-intensive with all of those limes to juice, and if just one of your limes is bitter it’ll mess up the whole batch.

To simplify the recipe Teacher uses limeade with a little fresh-squeezed lime juice added, and his easy Margarita recipe is just as good as the Topolo Margarita – but quicker and easier!

 

Easy Margarita Recipe

Be sure to choose the best quality ingredients you can find, even if they’re more expensive – it’s well worth it!

Easy Margarita Ingredients:

  • 2 cups high quality limeade
  • 3 fresh limes, juiced
  • Extra lime wedges, if desired
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons white (blanco) tequila
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur
  • 1 to 2 cups ice

Easy Margarita Recipe – Directions

Easy Margarita Recipe - LimeadePour limeade into glass 4 cup measuring cup. I highly recommend springing for a not-from-concentrate limeade instead of the frozen stuff.

Add the juice from 3 fresh limes, a little at a time, until it tastes good to you. Don’t even think about using bottled lime juice. Ew.

 

Easy Margarita Recipe - TequilaStir the tequila into the limeade. Don’t be cheap when shopping for Tequila; look for 100% Agave and get the best you can afford.

 

Easy Margarita Recipe - Orange LiqueurThen add the orange liqueur. Rick Bayless recommends Gran Torres, but we can’t always find it around here. The Patron is good, but sweeter than Gran Torres.

 

Easy Margarita Recipe - SaltAdd salt by rubbing the rims of your glasses with a lime wedge we use the lime halves we’d already juiced, then press the rims into a saucer of Kosher or other coarse salt.

Teacher and I like a little extra heat with our Margaritas so we rim our glasses with Chipotle Salt. Simply add about 1/2 teaspoon Chipotle powder to 1/4 cup Kosher salt and mix. Use more or less Chipotle to suit your taste.

 

Easy Margarita Recipe - Salted RimNot only yummy, but pretty too!

Shake the margarita mixture in a large shaker or giant water bottle and pour into the prepared glasses.

 

Easy Margarita Recipe - MargaritaSit back and enjoy. Yum!

 

Official Easy Margarita Recipe

  • 2 cups high quality limeade
  • 3 fresh limes, juiced
  • Extra lime wedges, if desired
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons white (blanco) tequila
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur
  • 1 to 2 cups ice
  1. Combine the lime juice and limeade in a glass or plastic container.
  2. Add the tequila and orange liqueur.
  3. Rub the rims of your glasses with a lime wedge. Press into a dish of coarse or Chipotle salt.
  4. Pour the margarita mixture into a shaker. Add the with the ice and shake until chilled.
  5. Pour into the prepared glasses.

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