Favorite Recipes of Maverick Swaniel Harrienger

{December 21, 2015}   Today’s Perfect Margarita (from Frontera: Margaritas, Guacamoles, + Sauces by Rick Bayless with Deann Groen Bayless, Chapter 1: Classic Margaritas, pg. 11)

Bartender’s Recipe (serves 1)


  • Kosher salt
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 1.5 ounces tequila
  • 2.5 ounces Limeade or Limonada
  • .33 ounce Torres Orange liqueur
  • 6-10 ice cubes


  • Spread the salt on a small plate.  Moisten the rim of 6 oz. martini glass with lime wedge + up the glass onto the salt to crust the rim.
  • In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, Limonada, orange liqueur, + ice.  Cover and shake vigorously until frothy + cold.  Strain into salt-crusted glass and serve immediately.

Party Pitcher (serves 8)


  • 1.5 cups tequila
  • 2.5 cups limeade
  • .33 cup Torres Orange Liqueur
  • 1 lime wedge
  • Kosher salt
  • 6 cups ice cubes


  • In a pitcher, combine the tequila, limeade, and orange liqueur.  Cover and chill for 2 hours.
  • Use the lime and salt to crust the rims of eight 6 oz. martini glasses.  Fill a cocktail shaker half full with ice and pour in a generous cup of margarita mix.  Shake and strain into 2 glasses.  Repeat for the remaining 6 margaritas and serve immediately.

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