Before last week, I had zero experience in the cocktail department. I had obviously tried different cocktails in the past but I had never tried preparing one myself. With all the free time that came with quarantine, my friend Alexis and I decided to work on a little experiment I had in mind. Since there is a wide variety of cocktails, we had a hard time choosing which one we should try making. However, we eventually decided to stick with good old Margaritas and agreed on making three different types (Classic, Strawberry, and Blue Margaritas) to compare and choose the best.

 

I now leave you with the recipe of each Margarita, and our thoughts on them. I must say, they’re worth the try!

 

1. Frozen Classic Margarita:

  • ½ cup of tequila
  • ¼ cup of triple sec
  • 4 tablespoons of lime juice
  • ¼ cup of sugar
  • 3 cups of ice

I have always thought that you must try the original drink (and/or food) before trying any variation of it. That is why preparing the Classic Margarita was essential for this experiment. This cocktail was very refreshing but not as sweet as I would have liked. Nonetheless, Alexis said she loved it and that it tasted way better with the salt of the glass.

I must confess that our first attempt at this wasn’t very successful. The Margarita had a weird final taste because we put too much Triple Sec in it. Nevertheless, our second attempt had a much better outcome. We put less Triple Sec and a lot more of everything else. Trying the cocktail while we were preparing it was very useful as it allows us to add more of certain ingredients according to our preferences.

The recipe I shared with you was the adapted one, however, I still think it is important to make the Margarita according to your likings, so feel free to make the recipe your own. 

Another cool tip is to put salt on the edge of the glass before serving it so it can look nicer. For me, presentation is key so I would highly recommend doing it. There are different ways to do this but I will tell you how we did it

  1. Sink the rim of the glass in the Margarita 
  2. Tip the glass into a plate of salt
  3. Admire your work

It is very simple and you could even put a piece of lemon on the side to make it look even better.

 

2. Frozen Strawberry Margarita

  • ½ cup of tequila
  • ¼ cup of triple sec
  • ½ cup of frozen strawberries
  • ¼ cup of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of lime juice
  • 3 cups of ice

This was the second drink we made and was much easier to prepare. The main variant in this Margarita is the use of strawberries and much more sugar. I liked it very much and I would recommend it to anyone that has a sweet tooth. However, I didn’t have more than one drink because it was too sweet, almost cloying. Alexis agreed with me on that but she said that still liked it which was very surprising as she doesn’t like fruits that much.

Also, you have to know that since this is a sweeter drink than the Classic Margarita, you should put sugar around the glass instead of salt. The procedure is the same, just replace the salt with sugar. You could even try putting a piece of strawberry in the glass to make it look prettier.  

 

3. Frozen Blue Margaritas

  • ½ cup of tequila
  • ¼ cup of blue curacao
  • 5 tablespoons of lime juice
  • ½ cup of white sugar
  • 3 cups of ice

Despite the fact that Alexis and I have different tastes, we both agreed that this was definitely the best drink of the night. Even the recipe was precise and we didn’t have to make any changes. It was the perfect mix: refreshing and sweet but not cloying. Neither of us had tried a Blue Margarita before but we instantly loved it.

The only thing that you should know is that it might leave your tongue a little blue painted. Also, remember to put sugar in the border of the glass since it is a sweet drink. 

 

Important notes:

  • Each recipe serves 4
  • To prepare each drink, mix all the ingredients in the blender
  • Make sure to try the cocktail as you prepare it
  • Feel free to add more of any ingredient to make it according to your taste

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