I don't know about anyone else, but I've spent a majority of my quarantine thus far trying to perfect my go-to favorite cocktails. Oh, it's not only me?
First up! An amazing at home margarita in celebration of Cinco de Mayo next week. Now, I would consider myself a marg-snob when I go to a restaurant. The mix can't be too sweet or too syrupy, but it also can't be too tart. There must be that perfect balance! Since we are spending so much more quality time at home, I was determined to find that balance in the convenience of my own kitchen.
Costco has entered the chat. I'll be sure to write a post at some other time about my affinity for all things Kirkland, but do not sleep on the Kirkland Signature Premium Margarita Mix. I've linked here from Amazon, in case you don't have a Costco membership (or a friend who has one that you can tag along with - you know who you are, so thank you!). A quick Google search and you will find that this marg mix nearly has it's own fan club. It's the best at-home mix I've found, and like I said, I'm a connoisseur of margaritas.
With that being said, I'm all for doctoring things up. I've added a few premium ingredients to really take up that flavor & alcohol content. I've done the experimenting for each of you, saved you the countless margarita taste tastes (tough job, but someone has to do it), and thrown out a rotator cuff from vigorous shaking of said margs.
Try this recipe & let me know if you agree that this is the best at-home margarita you've had!
That's Irish for cheers!
Fill a cocktail shaker with 4 oz. of Kirkland Signature Premium Golden Margarita Mix
Add 1/2 shot of Espolon Tequila (any premium tequila will work, but this is my fave!)
Add 1/2 shot of Grand Marnier Liqueur
Add ice; shake vigorously (hence the injury)
Rim your favorite margarita glass with lime juice & rim with cocktail salt (optional)
Fill glass with fresh ice & strain margarita over new ice
Serve with a fresh lime slice or wedge