The perfect margarita made with all fresh ingredients! I love margaritas. Let me rephrase that, I love good margaritas. This recipe took me about 6 months to perfect, and 5 years to share. I promise once you taste the freshness and balance of this recipe, you'll not only impress yourself, but your friends too. This recipe is consistent, and will come out the same exact way every time. Here are some dos and don'ts to make sure it comes out my way, Gerry's way. Use 2 heaping tablespoons white sugar. The most common mistake is people don't use enough white sugar because they think its too much. The drink will be tart. Don't worry most of the sugar stays in the shaker. Let the drink rest after shaking. That little bit of water from the ice melting helps the balance.

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Squeeze lime juice and lemon juice into a cocktail shaker; top with sugar. Pour tequila over sugar mixture and add ice. Cover shaker and shake. Allow shaker to rest for 1 to 2 minutes.

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  • Spread salt onto a plate. Rub the lemon around the rim of the margarita glass and dip the rim into the salt to coat. Pour margarita into glass and top with brandy-based orange liqueur.

Nutrition Facts

322.4 calories; 0.2 g protein; 32.2 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 157.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (16)

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Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2015
Excellent drink! Just follow the recipe exactly and you won't be sorry! Thanks BloodyGerry! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/26/2017
OK I'm giving two stars for the ingredients EXCEPT for the tequila choice. Jose Cuervo Gold?? Really? Invest in something just a tiny bit more expensive and get 100% agave tequila. Jose Cuervo Gold is NOT top shelf tequila. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2015
Excellent drink! Just follow the recipe exactly and you won't be sorry! Thanks BloodyGerry! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2019
. Great recipe! Only advice is to find a way to incorporate simple syrup because the sugar doesn't dissolve well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2015
I've had my share of margaritas but this is my favorite. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/25/2017
OK I'm giving two stars for the ingredients EXCEPT for the tequila choice. Jose Cuervo Gold?? Really? Invest in something just a tiny bit more expensive and get 100% agave tequila. Jose Cuervo Gold is NOT top shelf tequila. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2016
Perfect cocktail for our Cinco de Mayo dinner! Made exactly as written with a little less tequila. Nothing but fresh ingredients. So much better than the mix in a bottle! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2018
Perfect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2020
Wonderful margarita!! One of the best I’ve made!! Love that you use all fresh ingredients and can leave out the store bought margarita mix. It’s my go to margarita recipe from now on. Thanks!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2016
I followed this recipe exactly and it may be the BEST margarita I have ever had! And I have had a lot of margaritas... So good! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2018
I made it exactly as the recipe said and loved it. I will use this again. Read More