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Applebee's Perfect Margarita Copycat Recipe
Applebee's Perfect Margarita
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Drink
Calories: 294
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Recipe Rating: 5.0 (1 reviews)

You’ll need a cocktail shaker for this one. And if you want to serve it up the same way as in the restaurant you also need a small martini glass. This recipe involves making sweet & sour mix from scratch with fresh lemons and limes. You’ll also need some simple syrup to sweeten the drink. That’s a basic common recipe requiring two parts sugar to one part boiling water. You’ll have some leftover ingredients for an additional serving if you like. And once you taste this, you’ll like.

Source: Top Secret Recipes: Sodas, Smoothies, Spirits, and Shakes by Todd Wilbur.

1 cup ice
1 1/4 ounces Cuervo 1800 Anejo tequila
3/4 ounce Cointreau liqueur
3/4 ounce Grand Marnier liqueur
1 ounce fresh lime juice
1 ounce simple syrup
6 ounces (3/4 cup) sweet-and-sour mix

Margarita salt
Lime wedge

1. Put ice in a shaker, followed by the tequila, Cointreau, Grand Marnier, and 1 ounce of fresh lime juice. Add 1 ounce of simple syrup and 6 ounces (3/4 cup) of sweet-and-sour mix to the shaker. Shake well.

2. Salt the rim of a martini glass by moistening the rim and inverting the glass onto a plate of salt. Spear a lime wedge and olive with a toothpick and drop it in the glass. Pour the drink into the glass through a strainer, and serve the cocktail with the rest of the drink in the shaker on the side.

Serves 1

Art Braundmeier  
Submitted on: 07/16/16
This is the perfect recipe. Drink one and you'll want a second. Drink two and call a cab.