Today is national margarita day. In honor of the occasion we tried out four different margarita recipes to discover what is the best classic margarita. We’ll be releasing these recipes throughout the week so stay tuned in and give us your feedback on which margarita you think is the best.

First up, we tried out the typical margarita that you would get in a bar or restaurant, complete with sweet and sour mix and triple sec. I can tell you right up front that this was not our favorite. It was overall sugary and artificial tasting–a real hangover helper.

“Typical” margarita recipe:
1 oz. tequila
0.5 oz Triple Sec
1.5 oz sweet and sour mix
splash of lime

Continue on to Part II: The “Pure” Margarita…