Uptown Margarita

I am a huge fan of the simple margarita so much so that over time I have evolved the recipe into a whole new kind of margarita — one that is as simple as it is elegant. This drink is built upon the premise that the finer the tequila the less it needs. I don’t always have a fine tequila on hand, but when I do here’s how I enjoy it.


  • A quality tequila (I love Patron Silver and Herradura)
  • A dash of Cointreau
  • A squeeze of lime
  • Ice


  • Cocktail glass - chilled
  • A small plastic bag


  1. Place a few ice cubes in the small bag.
  2. Smash the bag against the inside of you sink until the ice is crushed.
  3. Add crushed ice to cocktail glass.
  4. Pour desired amount of tequila over crushed ice.
  5. Add a dash of Cointreau
  6. Squeeze a dash of fresh lime over glass.
  7. Swirl and enjoy.

What you should know

If you prefer not to water down your tequila with crushed ice, simply skip the ice-in-the-bag trick and use a cocktail shaker.

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Re: Uptown Margarita

I love both the Patron Silver and the Patron Gold and my preference is to drink this neat (without ice) since I hate to dilute a quality tequila.

Re: Uptown Margarita