Chase’s Perfect Margarita
Or, if you like, “Chasé’s perfect margarita” 💃🏼
Margaritas are our go-to drink. We make them all the time and never follow a recipe. Instead, we try different things we think may be good together & it always just works out. It’s pretty nice.
After making so many variations we thought, we should have OUR recipe. One that we’d go to if anyone asked how we make our margs – that’s how Chase’s Perfect Margarita came about. It’s simple (only 3 ingredients), strong, and tasty.
We like to rim our glasses with a chile lime salt, back home everyone knows about Tajin but most millennials will know the Trader Joe’s version. You can also add a little pinch of sugar to the rimming tray for some additional sweet & salty goodness.
The KEY to this margarita is the tequila. Do yourself a favor and get some good stuff – seriously, you’re going to taste it. We actually did a tequila tasting at home once to figure out which brand we liked best. My favorite is Código 1530 Rosa, it’s a blanco that’s rested in cab barrels! Código’s Reposado and Añejo are great as well. Espolòn is another go-to: we like their Reposado & Añejo which is aged in bourbon barrels for a broader flavor profile. And, for some great bang for your buck, Costco’s (new?) Añejo is pretty darn good.
Ok, now that you’ve gotten your good tequila, it’s time for some FRESHLY SQUEEZED lime juice. You’ll need 2.5 oz so get to squeezin’.
Prep your glasses – I like stemless wine glasses or old fashion glasses – by rubbing a lime wedge along the rim and dipping in a small bowl of Chile lime salt. Fill each with ice.
Time to craft: fill a shaker with ice, add the tequila, lime juice, and agave nectar. Shake. Shake. Shake. Until well combined & chilled.
Divide evenly (or not) between the two glasses and garnish with a lime wedge.