We are not condoning bad decision making, but for National Margarita Day and essentially any other day you want, haha, we have a recipe to celebrate with! We love margaritas salted with fresh squeezed lime juice and a hint of sweetness. Try this perfect margarita recipe –not too sweet, not too sour–with some fizzing bubbly right on top.
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup water
- 3 ounces tequila
- 2 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 ounce simple syrup
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon Cointreau or Gran Marnier
- 1 to 2 ounces of Champagne
- Fresh lime juice, for the rim
- Kosher salt for the rim
- Ice cubes
- First, make the simple syrup. Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat and whisk until sugar is completely dissolved. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat and allow syrup to cool. This syrup can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one month.
- To make a champagne margarita: First you need to rim the edge of your glass—squeeze lime juice in a shallow bowl or plate that’s just large enough to dip your margarita glass in. In another plate, place some kosher salt ot Maldon salt. Dip the rim of glass in lime juice then in the kosher salt. then add ice. In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, lime juice, simple syrup, and orange liqueur with ice and shake vigorously. Pour over ice into prepared glass and top with champagne–about 1 to 2 ounces just for that hint of sweetness and bubbly! Enjoy!