|1 1⁄2 fl oz||Patrón Reposado tequila|
|3⁄4 fl oz||Triple sec liqueur (40%)|
|3⁄4 fl oz||Freshly squeezed lime juice|
|1⁄6 fl oz||Agave syrup|
|4 drop||Difford's Margarita Bitters (optional)|
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This is how we prefer our margaritas to be served. Tangy citrus and tequila with a hint of balancing sweetness and a faint salty undertone. We also prefer the subtlety of half a pinch of salt in the drink to a salt laden glass rim.
The traditional Margarita recipe is 2 parts tequila, 1 part triple sec and 1 part lime juice. This produces a drink which is a tad on the sour side with the sweetness of the triple sec not quite balancing the sourness of the lime. Hence, depending on the liqueur and limes, I like to add as much as a spoon (5ml) of agave syrup to boost flavour and improve the drink's balance.
For this cocktail's history, variations and more about the best recipe, see our Margarita cocktail area.