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How to Make Macayo’s Delicious Original Margarita with 1800 Reposado Tequila

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Macayo’s Mexican Kitchen has been an Arizona favorite since 1946. First founded in Phoenix Arizona by high school sweathearts Woody and Victoria Johnson. Woody and Victoria’s greatest commitment was to quality ingredients served with a friendly touch.

All Macayo’s locations are family owned and locally operated serving traditional handcrafted mexican food made fresh in our kitchens everyday. We make no compromise when it comes to our food or cocktails. Margaritas are our guests favorite and they know they can trust us as we have served over 20 million margaritas throughout the years.

We’ll be making a Margarita today with 1800 reposado tequila. A double distilled 100% Blue Agave Tequila grown on family owned ranches and bottled in Jalisco Mexico. And our margaritas will also be using Contreau, a premium orange liquor from a family operated estate in France for over 165 years.

Our original margarita has an ounce and a half 1800 reposed tequila, a half ounce of Contreau orange liquor, one and a quarter ounce freshly squeezed lime juice, and one ounce of agave nectar that we’ve cut with equal parts water. Fill your mixing glass with ice and shake the ingredients for 5 to 6 seconds. Salt the rim of your bob or chacha mug and strain the ingredients over ice. Garnish with a wedge of lime.

We hope you enjoyed our margarita recipe. Come grab one with us today. Cheers!

1800 Reposado Tequila is a time-tested tequila for making delicious, smooth margaritas. Specifically, it’s a reposado tequila that’s made from 100% blue agave, is double-distilled, and is aged for six months in an oak barrel. It is bottled in Jalisco, Mexico. The result is a smooth tequila that’s ideal for a refreshing, on-the-rocks margarita. So if you’re looking for a great new margarita recipe, it’s time to learn how to make our Original Margarita!

What Makes a Great Margarita?

Aside from quality tequila, such as 1800 Reposado, there are many different components that make up the perfect, original margarita. The key is using fresh ingredients, such as fresh-squeezed fruit juices, rather than bottled juices (which are often from concentrate). 

Have you ever tried that pre-bottled margarita mix? If so, then you probably noticed that the taste of it was very sweet and syrupy. That’s because those mixes don’t include fresh ingredients; they have juices that are made from concentrate and the tequila used in these often isn’t of very high quality. If you want a margarita that truly tastes fresh, you simply need to use fresh ingredients whenever possible.>


Ready to create an original margarita? Here’s what you’ll need: 

  • 1.5 oz 1800 Reposado Tequila
  • .5 oz of Cointreau orange liqueur
  • 1.25 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz agave nectar cut with equal parts water
  • 2 fresh lime slices (for rim and garnish)
  • small bowl of kosher salt (for the rim of the glass)
  • Specifically, this recipe will make one margarita. If you’re entertaining, feel free to double or triple the ingredients to make multiple margaritas for your guests at once.

    Putting it Together

    Got all your ingredients ready? Perfect! Now it’s time to put it all together. Start by filling your cocktail shaker or mixing glass with fresh ice cubes. 

    Then, add the tequila, liqueur, and lime juice into the shaker and shake vigorously for 5-6 seconds. Rim your Bob or Cha Cha mug with a fresh lime and dip into kosher salt. Strain margarita mix over fresh ice. Garnish with a wedge of lime.

    There’s nothing better than a simple 1800 margarita. The smoothness of the tequila, combined with the freshness of the ingredients, make for a delicious and smooth drink that is comparable to other margaritas. Be sure to serve these up at your next gathering and keep the recipe on hand because people will be asking for it left and right!