bonnie's: the ultimate blue ribbon margarita

★★★★★ 49
a recipe by
BonniE !
Cottonwood, CA

This is the best margarita you will ever drink! It took awhile to fine-tune this recipe, but when you taste it, you will see why I call it The Ultimate Margarita. I am so happy to share this recipe with my friends. Enjoy!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This is a classic, smooth margarita. But watch out ... this is the kind of drink that will sneak up on you before you know it. Great for your next fiesta!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 49
serves 3 to 4, depending on size of glass
prep time 10 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For bonnie's: the ultimate blue ribbon margarita

  • note: the ingredients listed below all work together to create the ultimate margarita. don't make any substitutions and you will not be disapointed.
  • 1
    shot of Bols brand triple sec (1 ounce)
  • 1/3
    cup of Cointreau
  • 2/3
    cup of Jose Cuervo brand of tequila
  • about 2 cups of Mr. and Mrs. T's brand of sweet and sour mix
  • ice
  • 1
    lime sliced
  • margarita salt for rims of glasses (not table salt)
  • large margarita glasses chilled in freezer, nice and frosty.

How To Make bonnie's: the ultimate blue ribbon margarita

  • 1
    PREP WORK: Plan ahead and it will go smoothly. Give your margarita glasses a quick rinse and set them in the freezer for an hour or so, and they will have a beautiful rim of frost on them when you take them out. (If you are making margaritas for 30 or 40 people, you can use small martini glasses, set them on a tray and put the tray in the freezer.) Slice the lime into wedges and cut the center of each with a sharp knife so it rests on the rim of the glass. Have your margarita salt poured into a saucer ready to use.
  • 2
    MAKE THE MARGARITAS: Add 1 shot of Bols Triple Sec, 1/3 cup Cointreau, 2/3 cup of Jose Cuervo tequila.
  • 3
    Fill crushed ice up to under the top part of the handle of the blender. This will be a little over three to four cups of crushed ice. (My blender is an Oster.)
  • 4
    Pour 2 cups of Mr. and Mrs. T's Sweet and Sour mix up to the top, be careful not to overflow when you start the blender. Blend fast. It will be nice and slushy.
  • 5
    Take your frosty glasses and a piece of sliced lime and run it around the lip of the rim, and immediately roll the rim in the margarita salt. Pour the frozen margarita mixture into the glasses, and add a slice of lime to the rim. This makes 3 old-fashioned bowl-shaped margarita glasses or three of today's tapered glasses. Just before drinking, squeeze your lime slice into your drink, and drop it into your margarita, stir, and Enjoy!
  • 6
    Trivia: Did you know that the old-fashioned bowl-shaped margarita glasses are hard to find anymore. So if you run across any at flea markets, they are good to collect. I have about 30 and they are beautiful.