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Written by Temilade Adeyinka

We all know the saying “it’s 5pm somewhere” is used as an excuse to have a cheeky cocktail, even when it’s way too early to drink. There’s just something about the weekend that makes us feel like kicking it with a few drinks. Therefore, knowing how to make cocktails is a more than necessary tool to have (seriously it’s a lifesaver) and we are here to give you some liquor-tastic recipes.

We are focusing on the classic “Margarita”, that is a guaranteed staple on your personal cocktail menu.

The Margarita, is that cocktail that screams “Mexican beach holiday”, with its tequila, fresh lime and triple sec.

Margarita

Ingredients

1 lime, halved

Coarse salt (for the rim)

1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice, from about 4 limes

1 tablespoon sugar

1/4 cup orange-flavored liqueur (recommended: Grand Marnier)

1/4 cup Triple Sec

1 cup gold tequila

Ice

1/2 can good quality lager-style beer

Lime wheels, to garnish

Directions

  1. Salt the margarita glasses and rub the outside rims of 4 big glasses with a cut lime and press them lightly into a plate of kosher salt, to coat.
  2. Combine the lime juice, sugar, orange liqueur, Triple Sec, tequila, and a big handful of ice in a cocktail shaker (or blender).
  3. Shake the margarita really well, for a good 20 seconds, add a splash of beer and strain into the salt rimmed glasses filled with ice.
  4. Finish up with garnishing your glass with a lime wheel.

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