The Tart Margarita

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The Tart Margarita

You can use the recipe below to make a single, day-erasing, stress-obliterating margarita (though for the glass size pictured, you’ll need a double) but I actually find the ratio approach easier. I squeeze all of the limes I have into a liquid measuring cup, add an equal amount of Triple Sec or Cointreau, and two times as much tequila. You got that? 1:1:2. Now close your eyes and be in Mexico with me.

3 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounce) tequila
1 1/2 tablespoons (3/4 ounce) Triple Sec or Cointreau
1 1/2 tablespoons (3/4 ounce) fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon simple syrup (optional)

Garnish: Lime slices and/or salted rims
Shake, strain, and serve over ice in margarita glass, preferably one of those with a cactus stem.

the tart marg

source: smittenkitchen