I think I've finally perfected this iconic concoction. The trick wasn't necessarily the proportions, although very important, but the actual prepartion. Most cocktails are either shaken (like martinis) or on the rocks (like a gin and tonic), but my version of a margarita has both. Shaking it gets the cocktail nice and frothy, while serving it on ice cuts the intensity down. Trust me, you should just try it.
For one cocktail you'll need:
the juice of a lime
1 1/2 shots taquilla
3/4 shot triple sec
First things first, slice your lime in half, but before you juice it, run one half around the rim of your glass, then dip the rim into a pile of salt. Next, take off a thin slice of the lime to reserve for garnish. Ok, now you can juice the lime into your shaker. Add the booze and a handful of ice too. Shake it up for a minute or so. You want some froth in there! Fill your glass with ice, pour, and add lime slice.
A note on margarita mixes... They are gross. Do yourself (and your loved ones) a favor and just pretend like they don't exist. If you're making a bunch of margaritas for a party, and can't juice the limes yourself, just buy fresh lime juice instead.