It was a regular party―Funky strobe lights, a huge dance floor, pulsating music, and hip crowd. Well, it invited me to join the bandwagon and shake a leg with my friends and the people I did not even know at all! Dressed in my best fitting denims and a funky top, I was in the search of something that was beyond all these parties. Dancing always left me thirsty for more fun and music, and also for a perfect margarita. This always gives me the extra punch but the best margarita has always evaded me from the time I probably started partying.

The perfect margarita recipes are as difficult as probably meeting the perfect man. Although perfect men may not really exist, I did ultimately find the perfect recipes. As time passed, I accumulated quite a few that have their own distinct flavors and variations in them. Variety is the spice of life and this alcoholic beverage that contains tequila, an orange-flavored liqueur called triple sec, and lime juice can be served in various blends.

The Classic Margarita

  • White tequila, 2 oz.
  • Fresh lime juice, 2 oz.
  • Triple sec, 2 oz.
  • Ice cubes, 8

First, pour the tequila into 1 saucer and the salt into another. Then, turn the glasses upside down to dip the rim of the glass into the tequila. Next, shake off the excess tequila and dip it into the salt. Turn the glass upright.

To make the cocktail, put the fresh lime juice, triple sec, and tequila into the container of the blender. Now, add in some ice and blend the contents just for a few seconds. Sometimes, you can leave a few bits of ice but that would depend upon individual tastes. Or else, you can have a uniform frozen effect by crushing the ice till you do not hear the sound of the ice being crushed.

Once done, pour the drink into the glass, and avoid touching the ring of salt at the rim of the glass. Serve immediately.

The Blue Margarita

  • Coarse salt, 1 teaspoon
  • Tequila, 4 oz.
  • Fresh lime juice, 2 oz.
  • Triple sec, 2 oz.
  • Blue Curacao, 2 oz.
  • Superfine sugar, 2 tsp.
  • Star fruit (sliced), 2
  • Lime (cut into wedges), 1

Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add the lime juice, blue Curacao, tequila, triple sec, and sugar to it. Give it a good shake for around 30 seconds. You can salt rim the glasses as mentioned earlier and fill them with ice cubes. Strain the margarita into these glasses, and garnish these with a slice of star fruit or a lime wedge.

Apricot Margarita

  • Fresh apricots (halved and pitted), 1½ cups
  • Tequila, ½ cup
  • Sugar, ¼ cup
  • Apricot nectar, ½ cup
  • Fresh lime juice, ¼ cup
  • Ice cubes, 3 cups

First, combine the apricot halves, sugar, lime juice, tequila, and the apricot nectar in a blender. Cover the container and blend until you get a smooth mixture. Keep the blender running and add some ice cubes. Wait until the concoction gets a little slushy. Once done, serve this luscious drink in the salt-rimmed glasses.

I hope these recipes help you add a punch to your parties and occasions.