Nothing’s more refreshing after a long day than relaxing with a freshly made margarita. Whether you enjoy them frozen or on-the-rocks, there are plenty of easy margarita recipes out there that don’t require much time, effort, or a huge list of ingredients. Consider giving one (or all) of these a try tonight!
Margarita With Orange Juice
If you like your drinks a little on the sweeter side, consider amping up your cocktail with a splash of citrus flavor. This simple margarita recipe incorporates fresh orange juice for a margarita that’s truly out of this world. To make this cocktail, you’ll need:
- two ounces of tequila
- an ounce of Triple Sec
- an ounce of fresh orange juice
- a third-ounce of lime juice
- salt for the rim
- a fresh orange slice for garnish
The great thing about this recipe is that it doesn’t require much more work or many more ingredients than that of a classic margarita. To create this yummy concoction, start with a cocktail shaker full of ice, then add the tequila, Triple Sec, orange juice, and lime juice. You can squeeze your own orange and lime juice for the freshest taste, or use store-bought for convenience.
Shake the ingredients in the cocktail shaker and then strain over a salt-rimmed margarita glass. Garnish with a freshly cut orange wedge or a gorgeous, tasty, and easy-to-make treat. You can also make this in a blender if you’d prefer it frozen.
Margarita With Simple Syrup
What if you’re in the mood for a refreshing margarita but *gasp* don’t have any Triple Sec on hand? Well, you could always run out to the store, but that defeats the purpose of having a simple recipe, relaxing, and not spending a lot of time on putting together a delicious cocktail. Fortunately, you can make a yummy margarita without the need for Triple Sec; all you need is to know how to make simple syrup, which serves as an excellent substitution.
To make simple syrup, all you need is:
- a saucepan
Add one cup of sugar to one cup of water and put on low heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Yeah, it’s really that simple! However, since simple syrup (unlike Triple Sec) doesn’t contain any alcohol, you’ll want to up your recipe to include:
- three ounces of tequila
- an ounce of simple syrup
- an ounce of lime juice
- salt for the rim
- a lime wedge for garnish
You know the drill by now, right? Add the liquid ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice, then shake and strain over a salt-rimmed margarita glass. Garnish with a freshly cut lime wedge. You can also add a splash of orange juice or orange liqueur to this recipe if you want a sweeter and more citrus flavor, but that’s up to you.
Could these margarita recipes get any easier? Go ahead! Go whip one up for yourself; you deserve one after all that reading!