No matter if you’re at a family-friendly all-inclusive resort in Cancun or a luxury adults-only property in Cabo San Lucas, chances are you’re going to want one of Mexico’s famed margaritas in your hand.
While a margarita pairs best with a beach lounger and chips, we think it’s also an appropriate addition to any trending Netflix show or backyard grilling. The International Bartenders Association (IBA) lists the standard ingredients for a margarita as 50 ml of tequila — we say splurge on Don Julio Blanco since you aren’t spending money on flights — 20 ml of triple sec, and 15 ml of fresh lime juice.
If you want to spice things up, thinly slice jalapeños and add them to the cocktail shaker. Pro tip: after rubbing lime around the rim of your glass, dip in chile-lime-flavored salt.