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How to Shake up the Perfect Margarita

A closer look at how to make a "perfect" margarita

National Margarita Day, Cinco de Mayo, any average Friday … you have every excuse to shake up something sweet and sour: a margarita.  Our friends at Heartland Weekend met with the co-owner of El Sol to find out how they make a “perfect” margarita.

Antonio Olivarez says the recipe is simple but good.

The key: keep it fresh.

perfect margarita

The Perfect Margarita


1 Lime

1 Orange

Shot and a half of Tequila

Half a shot of Triple Sec

Half a shot of Grand Marnier

2 shots of Sweet and Sour Mix


How to make it:

Grind a few slices of the lime and orange in the bottom of your shaker.

Combine the liqueur with the sweet and sour mix.

Add in a hearty scoop of ice.

Shake it real good.

Pour and enjoy!

If you are feeling really adventurous, you might even try a chocolate margarita.

Sip on a chocolate margarita