Monday, July 9, 2012

Mother Barry's BEST Margarita

One of my besties, Brian, makes a MEAN margarita.  Brian blogs at The Mother Barry, and he is one of the funniest people I know.  He has also recently gained fame by posting his personal experience with the late Nora Ephron (you know, writer of When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail, etc) his article was published in The Huffington Post a few weeks ago....he's way cooler than me. 

Speaking of Nora Ephron, click here for her famous Egg Salad Recipe....yum!!
Anyway, back to margaritas!  

This recipe will NOT disappoint!  Thanks Mother Barry!  

If you have ever wanted the world's best margarita, and I know you have... Here is my recipe:

1) liberal amount of tequila ( I always put vanilla beans in my tequila, it kills the bite and provides a nice finish)
2) shot of Grand Marnier
3) splash of Amaretto (more if you want it sweet)
4) 1/3 fill of sour or margarita mix- i like the light mix because no body wants to be fat, even a drunk, especially a fat drunk. that is recipe for disaster.
5) fill the remainder, which should be very little at this point unless you are making it in a big gulp, with soda water to give it that crisp-ness

Serve over ice, the more ice the better, trust me. You can always make more
It's saved my day more than once. Including tonight. The "end of the world margarita"


  1. Yum! Perfect on these HOT summer days.

  2. That sounds like a fantastic margarita! Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Will be trying this at the each next week...if I can wait that long! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I love a good margarita! Thanks for the recipe:)

  5. YUM-MY! margs are my favoriteeee drink, ill have to try this one! thanks for sharing. xoxo

  6. Ooh, Shel, I have a question...have you tried the vanilla bean in the tequila? Do you know if he just pops it in the bottle and lets it sit (hours? days?)? Just curious because I’m dying to try it! xoxo