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Cuervo Perfect Margarita Recipe

Cuervo Perfect Margarita

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"When creating the archetypical tequila drink, get authentic flavor with the gold standard in tequila, Jose Cuervo Especial® tequila."

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  1. Rub the rim of a chilled margarita glass with the lime and dip it into the salt to coat it.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine Jose Cuervo Especial, Jose Cuervo Lime Margarita Mix and ice.
  3. Shake vigorously and strain drink into the garnished glass filled with ice.
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  • Alcohol Content 0.40 fl. oz.
  • JOSE CUERVO ESPECIAL Tequila. 40% Alc/Vol. ©2009 Imported and bottled by Heublein, Norwalk, CT under license from the trademark owner.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 19, 2008

This is the ONLY Margarita I serve at our parties. The Jose Cuervo Margarita mix has a recipe on the back of the bottle that specifies mixing one part tequila to three parts mix. This is simply not enough tequila. I found my guests constantly splashing a little more tequila into their glass. This recipe of ONE part tequila to TWO parts mix is perfecto!!! I make a large pitcher (one part tequila to two parts mix) of this in advance so that my guests can help themselves by simply pouring over ice. This frees me up to enjoy my own Margarita!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 19, 2008



12 Ratings

Sep 09, 2009

This is the base for the way we make margaritas, but I agree with an earlier review, it's best with one part Cuervo Gold to two parts mix. We also add a splash of orange juice and that takes it up a notch. People who say they don't like tequila love the way my husband makes them.

May 19, 2008


Sep 08, 2009

I like to add a half jigger each of triple sec and Grand Marnier prior to the shake.

Sep 10, 2009

The very best easy and always a winner. You can add a splash of triple sec too.

Sep 08, 2009

My husband came up with a good recipe using this mix. Equal shots of tequilla, Cuervo mix and lime flavored G2 (Gatorade). He makes it this way and everyone loves it. He says your rehydrating as you drink!

Sep 08, 2009

Nice. I added just a splash of Grand Mariner to the and wow what a difference.


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