Grand Marnier Gold Margarita

I was a bartender for 3 years in college and have enjoyed making cocktails ever since. My favorite is a Grand Marnier Margarita (call it a Cadillac, call it top shelf, whatever, Grand Marnier makes all the difference!). There are lots of arguments about what is the best tequila to use. My favorite is Jose Cuervo Gold (this isn’t my favorite sipping tequila…that may go to a Don Julio 70 or a Maestro Dobel Diamante…thanks to some of my friends down in Guadalajara, but it is my favorite for this margarita). So, here goes:

  • 2 cups Tequila
  • 1/2 cup Triple sec
  • 1/2 cup Grand Marnier or GrandMa (as my college bartender friends affectionately called it)
  • 1 cup Water (or just ice to cool it all down)
  • 1/2 cup lime/lemon juice…my preference here is Meyer Lemons (or swap out a little for Orange Juice for a little orangier flavor)
  • 1/4 cup Sugar (or sub in an infused simple syrup…Jalapeno is my favorite here)

Mix it up, chill, salt a rim if you like, and pour over ice. Put your feet up and watch the day go by!

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