The Classic Margarita

When I was in Austin a few months back, I had the pleasure of attending this cute little patio bar with the best relaxed vibes called Workhorse. They have a ton of local beers on draft, great appetizers (White Wings-chicken breast pieces in buffalo sauce, jalapeño strip, wrapped in bacon and FRIED, and their bar pretzels tossed in garlic and dill), and the most delicious fresh margarita I’ve ever had. After I chugged my 4th marg, I harassed the bartender what her secret was. She said it is all about the fresh ingredients. Keep it simple. She used fresh squeezed lime juice, agave syrup, Tequila Blanco, and Paula’s Texas Orange Liqueur, shaken with a salted rim. It’s perfect. It’s not too sweet, and delivers the margarita of your dreams. Now that I stole the secret formula *insert Plankton maniacal laughter*, my sweet Logan makes these for me all the time! There’s never a wrong time for a marg in Texas!


  • 1.5 Oz tequila, blanco or reposado
  • 3/4 Oz orange liqueur
  • Juice of one-two key limes depending on how juicy, approx 1 Oz
  • One bar spoon’s worth of agave syrup, approx 1/4 Oz
  • Ice
  • Salt for rim

Add ingredients in cocktail shaker, shake with ice until chilled. Serve in margarita glass with a salted rim. Salud!

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