How to Make the Perfect Margarita

Whether you want to impress company or just brush up on your mixology skills, we can help you change your world one lime at a time. From deciding which ingredients to use and choosing the best tequilas, this guide will assist you in making the freshest, tastiest margarita possible!

How to Make the Perfect Margarita, Mexicali Fresh Mex Grill, MA and CTLime – Fresh is Best

The key to a refreshing margarita is real lime. This is a fresh margarita, not a sour mix drink mixed with tequila. Sour mix and lime juice from the bottle are a big no-no when it comes to making a tasty margarita. The fresher the better, because you want to taste the true flavors and not something too sour or unauthentic.

Cointreau – Not Triple Sec

No one likes a hangover. We all know that cheap alcohol can cause the horrible feeling we wake up to after a night of hoopla. Although it is sweet, triple sec is the safe bet when it comes to your wallet. When trying to make the best margarita, Cointreau should be subbed in for the triple sec every time. Cointreau allows you to savor all of the flavors while avoiding unpleasant feelings the next day.

Tequila – Expensive is Always Better

Last, but certainly not least, is the main (and best) ingredient of a margarita: tequila! If you truly want to step up your margarita game, you have to invest in premium tequila. Tequila is categorized into five different types: white, silver, gold, reposado, and anejo. White and silver are either un-aged, or aged for 60 days and then bottled. These tequilas are the most common tequilas that you have probably had when you are at a restaurant. They are somewhat bitter and cheaper than the rest. Gold is a mixture of silver and aged tequila. Reposado and anejo have been aged in oak barrels, with anejo being aged longer. Reposado and anejo have more complex flavoring. They almost have a hint of a caramel taste. Depending on what flavor you are looking for, always opt for reposado or anejo!

Now that you know the finest and freshest ingredients for the perfect margarita, we invite you to stop into Mexicali Fresh Mix Grill. With multiple locations in Massachusetts and Connecticut, you can come put our margaritas to the test! Everything on our menu, including our Mexicali cheese dip and our camarones con tocino, pair perfectly with our margaritas. Visit Mexicali Fresh Mix Grill whenever you want some authentic Mexican cuisine!