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The Perfect Margarita

Have you ever tasted a perfect margarita? It might sound like an impossible task, but with the right ingredients and a bit of imagination, a margarita can be made to taste great!

The perfect margarita is a drink of choice for all occasions. Why? Because it's delicious, easy to prepare, and can be customized to be exactly what you want, without fail.Here is the perfect margarita recipe with a few tips about mixing it up. 

The Perfect Margarita by Unicoi Preserves

A smooth and delicious cocktail using reposado tequila. "Reposado" means rested or restful, meaning the tequila has been aged two months to a year in oak. Aging in white oak gives the tequila a mellow flavor combined with the flavor of blue agave, making reposado the ideal tequila to choose for The Perfect Margarita.






  • 8 Oz Key Lime Juice
  • 8 Oz Simple Syrup
  • 6 Oz Reposado Tequila
  • 2 Oz Orange Liqueur
  • 1 Lime ((sliced in wedges for garnish))
  • Coarse Salt ((to rim glasses, if desired))


  • Pour lime juice, simple syrup, tequila and orange liqueur in to a quart size canning jar. Screw lid on jar securely and shake well.

  • Moisten the rim of each glass with a piece of lime, then roll the rim evenly in coarse salt, if desired. Fill glass half full of crushed ice and pour margarita over ice.

  • Garnish with a fresh lime slice.

  • Relax and enjoy with Unicoi Preserves, cheese, charcuterie, crusty bread and friends. Perfect with Corn Fritters with Goat Cheese and Cherry Bombs shared by Unicoi Preserves glazed with Cherry Jalapeno Spread

    Tip: To make a simple syrup, just mix equal parts sugar and water together in a sauce pan and heat it until the sugar is dissolved. For example, heat 1 cup of water and stir in 1 cup sugar until dissolved. Refrigerate until cold. We like to make a large batch and keep it on hand in the refrigerator in a mason jar.


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