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Clayton’s Margarita

Introducing, Clayton’s Margarita!

Clayton's Margarita

 

Clayton is always the bartender on the weekends and when we have guests over to our house. He can make some really good cocktails and his margarita is my personal favorite. I’ve been asking him for ages to sit down and write out an exact recipe so that I can share it with you but that’s not easy for him. He usually just throws stuff in a mixer and tastes it until it tastes right. But, after bugging him for long enough and with Cinco De Mayo around the corner, he finally agreed to share his recipe! 

Clayton’s Margarita is just a good, classic margarita on the rocks with a few little tweaks to make it special. My favorite part? That he adds egg whites to it to make it foamy. Sounds weird, I know, but it’s what makes his margaritas so good. Give me all the foam!

Clayton's Margarita

Also, you can obviously use less tequila if you choose. Clayton claims “if you are going to take the time to make a drink you might as well make it strong.” So, yeah. There’s that… so please drink responsibly! 

And for some fun twists on Clayton’s classic recipe, try Clayton’s Grapefruit Margarita and Clayton’s Holiday Margarita — with the addition of rosemary and a little pomegranate juice, you have a perfectly festive cocktail ready for the holiday season.

 

Clayton's Margarita

Clayton's Margarita
Serves: 4 people
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5 from 4 votes
Prep Time10 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Good Tequila (we love LALO tequila) you can use less tequila if you don't want it as strong
  • 1/4 cup cointreau
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup of Simple Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon egg whites fresh or out of the carton is fine!
  • Tajin or salt, for the rim
  • Lime wedges, for serving

Instructions

  • Combine the tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, simple syrup, and egg white in a blender. Blend until frothy.
  • Pour some salt or tajin on a small plate. Cut a slit in the lime wedge and rub it along the rim of a glass. Roll the edge of the glass in the salt or Tajín to coat the rim. Carefully fill with ice and pour in the margarita.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Clayton says he never stores his batch of margaritas in the fridge, as they tend to get tart in the fridge. He leaves on the counter while people serve up their own glasses.
For serving a large crowd, we usually just omit the egg white and make in a big dispenser.

 

Photography by Eat Love Eats.

24 Comments

  • Reply
    Kiah
    July 17, 2021 at 8:36 pm

    5 stars
    Have made this so many times in the last two years.! Sorry I’m just leaving a review now. Love it.

  • Reply
    Peter
    July 4, 2021 at 7:10 pm

    Would this recipe work well in a frozen margarita machine? If not, do you have a recommendation for how to modify or another recipe?

    • Reply
      Alex
      July 6, 2021 at 8:38 pm

      We’ve honestly never tried it in a frozen margarita machine so I am not sure!

  • Reply
    Cindy
    June 2, 2021 at 11:25 am

    Do you recommend using egg whites from the box? I can’t wait to make thesee!

  • Reply
    Janna Kinney
    April 2, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    5 stars
    I’m not a margarita or tequila person but this recipe is a game changer!

    • Reply
      Alex
      April 5, 2021 at 1:11 pm

      Cheers!!

    • Reply
      Cindy Gordon
      August 13, 2021 at 9:12 pm

      Just a little confused. The IG said the original recipe got a makeover but the link in bio defaults to recipe from 4/18 & I don’t see any updates/edits. Maybe just my oversight?

      • Reply
        Alex
        August 15, 2021 at 10:49 pm

        haha, yes. I just gave it a photo update (makeover) that’s all!! sorry if I confused you!!

        • Reply
          Cindy
          August 17, 2021 at 8:14 pm

          No worries!! Just wanted to make sure I wasn’t missing something! Thanks for responding!

  • Reply
    Teri
    March 27, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    What kind of tequila? Blanco or gold respasado?

    • Reply
      Alex
      March 28, 2021 at 11:19 pm

      We use Blanco!

  • Reply
    Kelli Ann Ortmann
    February 11, 2021 at 7:35 pm

    How many is this supposed to yield? I make them all the time but I need to multiply the recipe for a party of 35!

    • Reply
      Alex
      February 11, 2021 at 8:00 pm

      You can get about 4 margaritas from this recipe. They will go quickly so definitely make extra!

  • Reply
    Sydney
    February 2, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    5 stars
    I make these so much, everyone in my life calls them Sydney’s margaritas! They are the best of the best! Can’t thank Clayton enough!

  • Reply
    Emily
    December 10, 2020 at 10:37 pm

    I do not have any simple syrup. Is there a substitution or can I leave it out? or do you have a recipe you recommend for making simple syrup at home?

    • Reply
      Alex
      December 10, 2020 at 10:57 pm

      making simple syrup is super simple 😉 hehe.
      Just bring equal parts water and sugar to a boil in a small saucepan (1 cup water: 1 cup sugar, for example).
      once boiling, simmer, stirring, until the sugar has dissolved. Let cool and then you can use!

  • Reply
    L
    November 6, 2020 at 12:02 am

    Delicious, easy, and looks fancy with minimal effort. Winner.!

    • Reply
      Melissa
      June 19, 2021 at 10:32 pm

      5 stars
      My favorite margs! I make these all the time – they’re so easy and so delicious!

  • Reply
    Jenny
    November 2, 2020 at 1:19 pm

    What chili lime salt do you use on these?

    • Reply
      Alex
      November 2, 2020 at 2:45 pm

      We use Tajin.

  • Reply
    Lesllie
    October 30, 2020 at 5:29 pm

    How early do you think you could make it ahead for a party if it’s not going in the fridge??

    • Reply
      Alex
      November 1, 2020 at 12:49 pm

      Yes, you definitely can– I’d just omit the egg white part as the foam will disappear with time.

  • Reply
    Traci Torres
    October 25, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    My go-to recipe! I make sure to show all the margarita lovers in my family and friend circle!

    • Reply
      Alex
      October 25, 2020 at 8:56 pm

      Happy you love it!!!

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