Third place in our frozen Margarita blind tasting went to Christine Wiseman, whose recipe ticked all the boxes: sweet, acidic and tequila-forward. Wiseman calls for a full two ounces of tequila (she prefers Ocho Plata), a half-ounce more than the other winners, alongside a half-ounce of Cointreau, an ounce of agave nectar, two ounces of lime juice and a Tajín-salt rim. Bartender Brian Evans deemed it the “most intense flavor-wise” in the group, while Channing Centeno found it to be perfectly “juicy.”
- 2 ounces , preferably Ocho Plata
- 2 ounces lime juice
- 1 ounce agave syrup
- 1/2 ounce Cointreau
Garnish: spicy salt rim (mix equal parts Tajín and salt), lime wedge
- Rim a rocks glass with spicy salt.
- Add all ingredients to a blender with 2 cups of ice, and blend to combine.
- Pour into the prepared glass and garnish with a lime wedge.