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Make Patrón's classic margarita: the original and the best

The classic margarita made of only a handful of ingredients, so you need to make sure they're good. Here's a recipe using the iconic Patrón Silver tequila

Patrón's original margarita recipe

Makes 1

Preparation time 5

The original margarita was allegedly made in the 1930s, named for the girlfriend of its LA-based creator, Johnny Durlesser. It rapidly became a classic, and we're not surprise – three ingredients make for a simple serve that's moreishly salty, zingy and sweet. Not to mention tequila is a one-way road to a good time...

Patrón Silver tequila is iconic. Made in the Mexican state of Jalisco, the spirit is made using 100% blue weber agave, fermented using pine oak tanks and distilled in small batches in copper stills – all at the hands of Patrón's skilled jimadors. 

For all its simplicity, the best margarita is one with a perfect balance of ingredients. For a little extra help in absolutely nailing the recipe, check out this expert guide to the perfect margarita from the Connaught Bar's Ago Perrone, a man who definitely knows what he's talking about. 

Ingredients

  • 45ml Patrón Silver tequila
  • 15ml premium orange liqueur
  • 15ml fresh lime juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 7.5ml agave syrup
  • Cubed ice
  • Coupe glass
  • Lime wedge and rock salt rim (optional) for garnish

Method

  1. If desired, rub lime over half of the rim of a chilled coupe glass and roll in rock salt
  2. Add ice, PATRÓN Silver tequila, premium orange liqueur, fresh lime juice and agave syrup to a shaker. Shake for 15 seconds and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.
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