The Secret to the Perfect Margarita

It’s no secret. We make a damn good margarita.

How do we do it? We throw random measurements of classic margarita ingredients in a shaker and end up with the perfect margarita.

Just kidding.

We spent time crafting the perfect ratios of tequila, orange liqueur, simple syrup and lime juice. We chose delicious, high-quality tequila and triple sec. We squeeze the limes ourselves and we make our own simple syrup.

Here’s the recipe:

+ 2 oz. Corazón Blanco Tequila

+ .75 oz. Gran Gala

+ .75 oz. simple syrup

+ .75 oz. fresh lime juice

Put in shaker. Shake. Pour over ice. Serve with salt rim and lime garnish. Enjoy.

Just a couple notes about the ingredients.


Since it’s the most prominent flavor in a margarita, you want to make sure the tequila you choose is the best of the best. It will define the character and quality of your drink. Try to look for a tequila that’s distilled in 100% agave. If you don’t see that on the label, then up to 49% of your tequila is distilled in cane sugar.

Our signature margarita is made with Corazón Blanco, which is unaged and distilled from 100% blue weber agave. The best part about our margarita recipe is that you can sub out the Corazón Blanco with any of our 50+ tequilas and it’ll still taste like the best margarita you’ve ever had.

Triple Sec vs. Cointreau

There’s always the question of using triple sec or Cointreau in your margarita. Cointreau is actually a brand of triple sec. Both are orange-flavored liqueurs made from orange peels, but the major difference is that Cointreau has a higher alcohol content.

At truk’t, we use neither. To get our margarita’s one-of-a-kind flavor, we add Gran Gala, a “rare blend of VSOP Italian Brandy infused with the rich and lively flavor of fresh oranges.” If you want your margarita to have more of a boozy taste, you can add Gran Gala, Cointreau or even Grand Marnier.


And, finally, the limes. A little less reliable than lemons, limes’ flavor can vary from uncomfortably sour to undeniably refreshing based on the season, variety, weather and origin. We recommend tasting your fresh-squeezed lime juice before adding it to your margarita because you don’t want your drink to be so sour that it burns your throat.

Salt or No Salt

It’s not just for looks! Salt suppresses bitterness and makes the sweet and sour flavors of a margarita pop. We only salt a portion of the rim on our truk’t Margarita, so you can mix and match when you want a salty sip or not.

Now that you know the secret to our signature margarita, it’s time to try it. You can pair the truk’t Margarita with, well, pretty much anything. Drink it with an order of nachos at the bar or with a selection of tacos at lunch or dinner. No matter what you choose, it’s going to be the perfect margarita every time.

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