Clayton is always the bartender on the weekends and when we have guests over to our house. He can make some really good cocktails and his Margarita is my personal favorite. I’ve been asking him for ages to sit down and write out an exact recipe so that I can share with you but that’s not easy for him. He usually just throws stuff in a mixer and tastes it until it tastes right. But, after bugging him for long enough and with Cinco De Mayo around the corner, he finally agreed to sharing his recipe!
It’s just a good, classic margarita on the rocks with a few little tweaks to make it special. My favorite part? That he adds egg whites to it to make it foamy. Sounds weird, I know, but it’s what makes his so good. Give me all the foam!
You can obviously use less tequila if you choose. Clayton claims “if you are going to take the time to make a drink you might as well make it strong.” So, yeah. Theres that.
This recipe is just for 1 margarita. Obviously, you can do the math if you want to make a larger batch to serve your fiesta!
- 3 oz. Good Tequila (Clayton likes Casamigos)
- 1 oz. cointreau
- 2 oz. fresh lime juice
- .5 oz. orange juice
- 1.5 oz. of Gomme or Simple Syrup (more or less to taste, depending on how sweet you want it)
- .5oz egg whites
- Combine all ingredients in a shaker (without ice) and shake vigorously.
- Pour over a glass (salt rimmed preferably) filled with ice.
- If your margarita comes out too tarte for your taste, add more simple syrup.