Making Brandon’s Best Margarita is as easy as 1-2-3! Pour, shake, and strain your way to the most refreshing, flavorful margarita you don’t have to leave home for. Cheers!

It’s Happy Hour Somewhere

I may be a wiz in the kitchen, but when it comes to happy hour, I’m hands off. Brandon is the mixologist of this house. And he’s so, so good at it. One of our favorites is his margarita, which, I have to say, is as good or better than any restaurant margarita in town. It’s the best! And I’m going to share it with you.

Supplies You’ll Need:

  • Tequila. Brandon swears by Fortaleza, but if you have a favorite brand, stick to it! He usually uses blanco or reposado, but anjeo works, as well.
  • Cointreau. Your favorite triple-sec will do, too.
  • Limes – fresh is best! Brandon always uses fresh squeezed lime juice.
  • Agave syrup
  • Rim salt (optional). We prefer unsalted rims, but I know how some of y’all feel about your salt!
  • Cocktail Shaker. Brandon loves his Boston Cocktail Shaker.
  • Strainer. The Boston Shaker comes with a Hawthorne strainer, but any fine mesh strainer will do.

Ready? Let’s get this happy hour going!

Brandon's Best Margarita by The BakerMama

How to Make Brandon’s Best Margarita

Making this margarita is as easy as 1-2-3. If you’ve gathered your ingredients and tools, you’re ready to go!

  1. In a cocktail shaker, first add the tequila, cointreau, lime juice, agave and ice.
  2. Next, shake well.
  3. Then strain over fresh ice into a salt-rimmed (the salt is optional!) glass, garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy!

I told you that was easy! The hand-blown Mexican drinking glasses are from Amazon, if you’re interested.

Brandon's Best Margarita by The BakerMama

Cocktail Crafting 101

Whether you’re new to cocktail making or just want a refresher, take this crash course on bar tools, glass types, ice, and terminology. Read up and get your cocktail on! We’ll even throw in some of our favorite cocktail recipes. Cheers!

If you do make Brandon’s Best Margarita, don’t forget to tag @thebakermama and @dadacookstoo when you post your pics to social. We can’t wait to see your happy hour faces. Cheers!

xoxo,

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Brandon's Best Margarita

Brandon’s Best Margarita

  • Author: The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Description

Making Brandon’s Best Margarita is as easy as 1-2-3! Pour, shake, and strain your way to the most refreshing, flavorful margarita you don’t have to leave home for.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 ounces (double shot) tequila
  • .75 ounce cointreau
  • .75 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon light agave
  • salt rim, optional

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add the tequila, cointreau, lime juice, agave and ice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Strain over fresh ice in salted rimmed glass, garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy!

About The BakerMama

Maegan is the author of the best-selling Beautiful Boards and its next-level follow-up, Spectacular Spreads. She started blogging in 2012 and has over 700 original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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  1. Would you mind sharing where your glasses are from? Been looking for some handblown Mexican glasses like these! Apologies if you’ve shared this 800x already 🙂

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