Adapted from Jessica Merchant’s How Sweet It Is.
To make simple syrup: combine equal parts sugar and water in a small saucepan, and heat until sugar dissolves. Let cool. For this recipe, I’ve been doing about 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water. There will be a little bit leftover, which you can save for future margaritas or add to your mixture to taste.
** Update 7/2019: ** The original recipe calls for 1 cup Grand Marnier and 3/4 cup Tequila, which is how I made it for years. Most recently, I’ve switched to using 1 cup Tequila and 3/4 cup Grand Marnier.
- 8 ounces (1 cup) Tequila, see notes above
- 6 ounces (3/4 cup) Grand Marnier
- 8 ounces (1 cup) lime juice, plus more to taste
- 6 ounces (3/4 cup) simple syrup, see notes above
- salt for the rim, I’ve been using Maldon sea salt
- lime wedges for salt rim and garnish
- In 4-cup liquid measure, stir together the the grand marnier, tequila, lime juice, and simple syrup.
- Pour salt onto a shallow plate. Rim the ridge of each glass with a lime wedge, and dip in salt. Fill the glass with ice. Pour margarita mixture into each glass. Squeeze in a wedge of lime.
- Category: Drinks
- Method: Stir
- Cuisine: Mexican
Keywords: margarita, tequila, lime, grand marnier