After giving the Pure and Alton Brown margaritas to try we decided to go for one more –’s “Perfect Margarita.”

Two things attracted us to this recipe. First, they call it the “Perfect Margarita” and given that is an authority on great recipes this was a compelling name. Secondly, the recipe is very simple, sort of like the Pure recipe except that it adds Cointreau which seemed to be a potentially interesting twist.

What we discovered, however, is that although this margarita is very simple, it is also very tart. It would take a lot more Cointreau to sweeten it up, which of course would increase the level of alcohol and sugars in the drink, making it a little more dangerous in the drunk-and-hungover department if you were to have two or three.’s perfect margarita:
1.5 oz tequila
1.0 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
0.5 oz Cointreau (not Triple Sec)

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