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Drink Up: Tamayo’s Classic Margarita

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If it isn’t broken, why fix it? With more than 100 tequilas behind the bar, Tamayo in Denver knows their stuff when it comes to agave-based cocktails. Here, they share their go-to recipe for a classic margarita.

On the rocks, with salt: a classic margarita from Tamayo's.
On the rocks with salt: a classic margarita from Tamayo’s.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. silver tequila
  • .25 oz. agave nectar
  • Juice from 1⁄2 of a fresh lime
  • 2 oz. house made sour mix (shake together 1/4 cup simple syrup, 1/4 cup fresh lime juice, and 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice)

 Instructions:

  • Dip glass rim in lime juice and salt. Squeeze in juice from 1⁄2 fresh lime, add tequila, agave nectar, house made sour mix and ice, and shake vigorously.
  • Zest orange on top of margarita.
  • Garnish with lime wedge.
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