The Tequila Lover’s Margarita Recipe by Bartender Cari Hah

— by Caroline on Crack

Tequila lover Cari Hah by Caroline on Crack

Bartender Cari Hah enjoying tequila at Las Perlas. Check out her margarita recipe.

Nothing celebrates Friday like a Margarita recipe, right? For my latest “Essential Cocktails” post for Los Angeles Magazine‘s Digest blog, which went up this morning, I interviewed Las Perlas’ Raul Yrastorza on how to make and where to find the best margarita. Check it out and either make it for yourself today or make a bunch for your Super Bowl Sunday party.

Anyhoo, when I asked him who made the best margarita in town, one of the people he praised was Cari Hah, which doesn’t surprise me as this girl loooooves herself some tequila and mezcal. At the L.A. Craft Beer Crawl she was meh about the beer but all about the tequila at the Las Perlas stop.

You can check out Cari’s Margarita for yourself when you visit her at Cole’s on Fridays and Neat in Glendale on Thursdays. OR you can make her super simple Margarita recipe at home. With only three ingredients, minus the salt, it’s alll about the tequila.

Margarita recipe

by Cari Hah, Neat and Cole’s

  • 2 ounces blanco tequila (Ocho or Espolon)
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 0.5 ounce agave syrup
  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice.

  2. Rim outside of rocks glass with pink Himalayan salt.

  3. Strain into the glass filled with ice.

Happy Friday!