If you haven’t had a margarita since college spring break, it’s time to revisit this old favorite. Saturday is National Margarita Day, and bartenders have seriously moved on from those slushy, neon-green concoctions you used to order by the pitcher. Try one of these modern twists from across the country, or experiment on your own with this easy guideline.
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“Follow this simple rule of thumb for balanced and delicious margaritas: 2-1-1. Two parts strong tequila, one part sweet and one part sour,” says Tad Carducci, co-founder of Tippling Bros. beverage consulting firm. Another tip: “If you always salt half the rim of your glass, you never have to ask your guests if they prefer a margarita with or without.”