If you’re wasting away in Margaritaville, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Perfect Margarita is just the drink you need. This margarita recipe blends gold and white tequilas with triple sec, curacao and Rose’s lime juice. The resulting flavor is the same as a traditional margarita, except better. It’s just a particularly good combination of specific brand ingredients.
This may be one of the best margaritas you’ve ever tasted. That’s the whole idea of it, actually. Of course, tastes vary, and you may find after trying it that you’d like to swap out one or more of the brands favorite of yours. Part of what’s great about this cocktail is how it inspires you to think about the margarita. It makes you break down the recipe in your mind, and really start thinking about what makes a great.
Take, for example, the use of both Rose’s Lime Juice and fresh squeezed lime. Rose’s adds just a little touch of sweetness, and that’s part of what’s considered “perfect” about the recipe. This is definitely one you’ve got to try.
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Perfect Margarita Recipe
- 2 ounces gold tequila (Cuervo 1800)
- 1/2 ounce tequila (Cuervo white)
- 1/2 ounce triple sec (Bols)
- 1 splash orange Curacao (Bols)
- 1 1/4 ounces Rose’s Lime Juice
- Crushed ice
- Juice of 3 lime wedges
Fill a shaker with ice and add everything but the lime wedges. Squeeze in the juice from 2 of the lime wedges and shake very well until beads form on the outside of the shaker. Rim only the outside edge of the margarita glass with lime and twist it around in a saucer of coarse salt (see my page on how to rim a cocktail glass). Fill the glass about halfway with crushed ice and strain the mixture into it. Squeeze the last lime wedge on top and drop it in.