El Mejor Margarita on the Rocks

El Mejor Margarita on the Rocks | Culinary Compost Drink Recipes

You can use a quality Blanco or Reposado tequila. Either one works well. I prefer the Reposado for its refined character. Do not use Anejo — tequila that fine should be savored straight in a shot glass.

There’s nothing quite like getting tanked on a Margarita bigger than your head. Enjoy in moderation.  This recipe will fill one grande Margarita glass. Please refrain from making this with rail Jose Cuervo… I’m trusting you’re better than that.



Two 1.5 oz. shots of premium tequila (blanco or reposado)
Drizzle of Triple Sec (about one teaspoon)
Juice from 1/2 fresh lime
1 tbs. powdered sugar, to taste
5 large ice cubes
Kosher salt for rim of glass



Using a sharp paring knife, cut the lime in half and then cut an eighth wedge.  Reserve the wedge for the glass rim. Add the remaining squeezed half lime portion with the other ingredients to a pint Mason jar. Seal tightly and shake well until sugar is dissolved. Pour into a chilled Margarita glass rimmed with lime juice and salt. Reserve any remaining booze by placing the sealed Mason jar in your freezer for no more than 1/2 hour.

This is a STRONG cocktail. Enjoy with reservation.

Take care not to chip the glass when pouring the ice.
Take care not to chip your teeth when passing out on the kitchen floor.

Note: I like the infusion of the lime to take center stage. If you prefer a sweeter cocktail, add a bit more powdered sugar.


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