The Perfect Margarita Recipe – Boat Drinks

Perfection is possible with this Perfect Margarita recipe. After one sip you’ll be speaking Spanish, in Russian.

It’s generally agreed that the components of a classic Margarita are tequila, triple sec, and fresh lime juice. Sure that’s a classic margarita but not a RumShopRyan Perfect Margarita. Only the best tequila and splash of delicious make this concoction perfect in my book.

All self-respecting margaritas are made with only 100 percent agave tequila (I’m a fan of high-quality Cuervo 1800, Patrón Silver, Cabo Wabo, or Don Julio) and Cointreau.

Perfect Margarita Recipe


  • 1 1/2 oz. Cuervo or 1800 gold tequila
  • 3/4 oz. Cointreau
  • 3/4 oz. Grand Marnier
  • 1/2 oz. lime juice
  • 1/2 oz. orange juice
  • 2 oz. sour mix
  • Lime garnish

If using salt, place in a shallow dish. Moisten the rim of a rocks glass with lime juice from your sliced lime garnish, then dip in salt. Fill the glass with ice; add tequila, lime juice, and Cointreau; and stir a few times until chilled, then add the splash of orange juice. Raise glass and toast.

By |2010-07-20T21:03:48+00:00July 21st, 2010|Boat Drinks|3 Comments

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  1. Brad Beach July 21, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Ryan, have you ever tried Herradura tequila? A wise 80-year-old Mexican lady gave me a bottle of añejo Heradurra for my birthday back in 2006, Mexico City. She even did shots with us! Tastes really good in Margaritas, too

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    RumShopRyan July 21, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Thanks for sharing that story Brad. I’ve heard of Herradura, but have never tried it. I know that it’s pure agave right? I love a good smooth high quality tuquila.

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