A pink lemonade margarita is a cocktail made with tequila, fresh lime or lemon juice and sugar. The drink was created in the 1980s by bartender George "Bud" Shumway at the Pink Pony bar in New York City. It has since become one of the most popular cocktails in the United States.
The first time I ever had a margarita was at a Mexican restaurant near my college campus. TBH, I didn't really like it. The tequila was way too strong, and I think I would've preferred a mocktail. I didn't try a margarita again for a long time until I was dining at a really good restaurant in Boston's South End. It was a pink lemonade margarita! This is my recreation, and I think it's the perfect drink!
Tips for the Perfect Margarita:
1) Use 100% agave tequila. If you use any other type of liquor your margaritas will taste different than if you used tequila.
2) Too much sugar can make the drink taste sour.
3) If your drink is too sweet, add coarse salt. Salt helps balance out the sweetness.
4) Don't overmix your drinks. You don't want to end up with a slushy
5) Garnishing with lemon slices is optional.
6) You can switch out the lemon juice for lime juice and a lime wedge.
7) Have extra lemon or lime slices for garnish.
- Pink lemonade
- Freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Silver tequila
- Sugar to taste (I prefer none)
How do I Salt a Rim?
To do this, dip the rim into a small bowl of lemon juice or honey. Then, dip the rim into salt or sugar and then wipe off excess on the inside of the mixing glass. This adds a nice flavor to the rim.
What is the best tequila for Margaritas?
There are many types of tequilas available. Try them all. Some people prefer blanco tequila while others enjoy reposado tequila.
Is there anything else that goes well with a margarita besides salt and sugar?
Yes! A squeeze of lemon juice makes a great addition to a margarita.
Do I need to chill my glasses before serving?
No, but it doesn't hurt.
Can I serve these as shots?
Where can I buy the ingredients for a Margarita?
You can find everything you'll need at your local grocery store.
How do these margaritas get their color?
These margaritas get their color from the pink lemonade.
Can I make these margs in a larger batch?
Of course! Just increase the number of ingredients accordingly. If you're serving in a pitcher, add lemon wedges.
Pink Lemonade Margarita
- ½ cup pink lemonade
- ¾ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 6-8 oz silver tequila
- Sugar to taste I prefer none.
- In a shaker, combine all ingredients except ice. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a pink sugar stick.