Flavors of Summer: How to Make the Perfect Margarita

Newsflash: It’s Summer.

And those hot summer days call for the best cocktails and craft beer at Razzoo’s Cajun Café to cool ya down!

If for some reason you can’t get into Razzoo’s to have our bartenders whip you up a delicious Mardi-Rita, then you can always make your own at home. We’ll show you the way. Read on to learn about how to make the perfect margarita at home:

Start with the Best Tequila

Your drink is only going to be as good as the liquor you put in it. Choose a 100% pure agave tequila. Do not be fooled by anything called “gold” or a rich gold color (it’s just caramel coloring). If the label doesn’t say 100% pure agave, then do yourself a favor and skip it.

Fresh is Best When it Comes to the Lime Juice

Look, we know you have that bottle of lime juice that’s been in your fridge for 6 months. That’s great for recipes, but don’t pour it in your margarita if you want to make the best one in all the land! Fresh is better, so instead, spring for fresh limes and squeeze fresh juice to take the flavor up a notch. Oh – and key limes vs. traditional? We can’t really taste the difference, but you’ll work a heck of a lot harder to get juice out of the key limes.

Orange Liqueur is a Matter of Preference

Some claim Cointreau is the only orange liqueur to use in margaritas; others say any triple sec will do. Still others might suggest you go for the Grand Mariner. On this one, it’s really up to your personal preference. Cointreau has a 40% alcohol content, while most triple secs are substantially less. Grand Mariner vs. traditional orange liqueur? It just depends on if you like your margarita with notes of brandy or not.

For Full Flavor – Go on the Rocks

If you really want to enjoy the flavor of the margarita you just created, then don’t blend it! Frozen margaritas numb the tongue somewhat, dulling the flavors. And if you’ve gone to this much trouble to get it right, you might as well taste it to its fullest, right?!

We think you’re ready! Go out and create that perfect margarita at home! And if it just doesn’t live up to your expectations, wave that white flag in defeat and come see us at Razzoo’s Cajun Café where the Mardi-Ritas are flowing and the best Cajun food in Texas is served up daily.