I’ve been marinading in tequila over the last few weeks as I research Margarita recipes. The classic Margarita traditionally consists of three ingredients:
Triple Sec orange liqueur
in a 2:1:1 formula.
This tends to produce a drink which is a little on the sour side of balanced, hence it is common to subtly up the degree of sweetness by adding sugar or agave syrup.
The 2:1:1 formula works well either served straight-up or on the rocks. However, if blending to serve frozen then then drink will benefit from raising the degree of sweetness.
A pinch of salt subtly enhances the drink’s flavour. Although the salted rim is synonymous with the drink, it delivers an intense hit of salt which masks the flavour of the drink.