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Summer Cocktails: Classic Margarita Recipe

Even if it’s still fairly cold in Berlin (and I do mean winter jacket, heavy scarf cold), there is always times for margaritas. [tweet_box design=”default” float=”none”]Somehow I’ve come to the conclusion that if I make it summer in my mind, that good weather will only follow.[/tweet_box] Margaritas are the prime summer drink. Mexican food isn’t the most prevalent in Berlin, however, so the next best thing is making some classic margaritas at home and sitting on your balcony overlooking the city.

I will admit that margaritas are one of the first things I want to drink when I’m feeling a bit homesick, and a little pick-me-up when I’m feeling down. There’s nothing exceptionally fancy about the recipe – minus that it is incredibly delicious and covers your basic margaritas tutelage. Get ready for all the yum!

Ingredients (for two large margs to spend your morning content and the teeniest bit tipsy)

  • 4 oz tequila
  • 2 oz orange liqueur (Go with Cointreau)
  • Margarita salt or coarse salt
  • 1.5 oz fresh lime juice (2-ish limes)
  • Lime wedges for decoration


  1. Start by putting your glasses in the refrigerator to cool for a moment and while doing that begin to mix your drink!
  2. Stir together tequila, fresh lime juice and orange liqueur together and set aside in pitcher
  3. Take our your glasses (now chilled) – and run a lime wedge around the edges and sprinkle them in salt.
  4. Find some kind of cocktail shaker-like device (a covered cup should do) and put your margarita mixture in there, fill it with ice and shake it for around 15 seconds
  5. Fill those chilled and salted glasses with fresh roughly chopped ice and strain the margarita in, add some lime wheels and serve cold.
  6. Drink your margaritas slowly while you make some other delicious brunch recipes (or dinner or any meal that deserves it as an addition… which is all of them)!

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    June 5, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Thank you so much! I’m in Berlin as well and this was desperately needed! 😉

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    June 9, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Happy to see more recipes on the blog! I don’t always comment, but I usually try to make most of the recipes, so I love seeing new options. Will definitely try the margarita recipe!

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