For those who like their margaritas on ice-rather than fully blended-this is the one for you. A straightforward, classic margarita with no added sugar. Watch this recipe being made in the Allrecipes Grand Margarita Video. It's the perfect cocktail for summer days.
Fresh lime juice is the secret. I disagree with the bartender who recommends Cuervo -- I've slowly come to believe that the people who order Patron silver margaritas are not idiots wasting fine tequila. It's great for margaritas. A cheaper alternative might be Sauva Hornitos. My personal favorite is Herradura, but like the reviewer who is a restaurant owner and bartender, it can be a waste. Good tequila is like good wine, and you don't have to slam it like a college kid to enjoy it. - 23 Apr 2007 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
As a restaurant owner and bartender I find that using good tequila (over $20) in a margarita is a waste. Any standard Cuervo will do. The key is to use fresh and top shelf ingredients along with it. Fresh lime juice, lime zest, Grand Marnier and Cointreau. Remember....you wouldn't make a Bellini or Champagne cocktail with Dom Perignon! - 23 Feb 2007 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I did not care for this recipe. - 27 Aug 2007 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)