Rule #221: I married Jon Boy for his tree chopping and bartending abilities.
Jon Boy has perfected the original margarita recipe. We call them Jon-a-Ritas, but for the sake of simplicity, we’ll just go with “The Best Margaritas.” And as I stated in the rule, I married Jon Boy because he can chop a tree down (there’s something about him yielding an axe that gets me every time). I also married my hunky lumberjack because he knows his way around a cocktail. I’m not allowed to attempt bartending anymore (too many fails), so Jon Boy owns the bar area. In my humble little opinion, this is the BEST margarita recipe!
Jon Boy got the idea for the recipe from a former boss who bartended at a Mexican restaurant throughout college. He ordered us a round of margaritas at a happy hour one time, and I’ve never been able to go back to a house margarita after having them this way. It’s just: tequila, Grand Marnier, lime juice, agave, and a little water. No simple syrup or margarita mix.
And I think Jon Boy’s “fancy” shaker adds a special touch, too.
Friday nights just aren’t the same without a Jon-a-Rita (or two). Each batch makes about 3 good-sized margaritas. When we’re hosting, Jon Boy doubles the recipe.
We use Hornitos Reposado tequila on a normal occasion. For fancier times, we bust out Casa Amigos tequila. George Clooney knows his way around the good stuff.
Here’s how Jon Boy makes the best margaritas:
Fill a shaker with ice. Add 2 shots of tequila…
1 shot of Grand Marnier
1 shot of agave syrup (you can substitute 1 shot of simple syrup if you prefer)
1 shot of lime juice (you can definitely squeeze real limes for a better taste, but we usually are too lazy for that – we use the bottled stuff)
2 shots of water
Shake it all up and serve over ice! Happy Margarita Making, mis amigos!
The Best Margaritas
2 shots tequila (we like Hornitos Reposado or Casa Amigos)
1 shot Grand Marnier (or other orange-flavored liqueur)
1 shot lime juice
1 shot agave syrup
2 shots water
Fill a shaker full of ice. Pour in all ingredients and shake until well combined. Serve over ice.