Drink Recipe: Imperial’s House Margarita

Having a Cinco de Mayo fiesta? Try this recipe from Ferndale hot spot Imperial, popular for their tacos and margaritas. It’s a classic with fresh lime…
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Photograph courtesy of Imperial

You know the saying: April showers bring May margaritas. OK, we made that up, but come May we’re ready for some good, old-fashioned tequila-based beverages in anticipation of al fresco imbibing.

Having a Cinco de Mayo fiesta? Try this recipe from Ferndale hot spot Imperial, popular for their tacos and margaritas. It’s a classic with fresh lime juice and simple syrup — no sour mix here. Salud!

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces tequila (they use Sauza)
  • 1 ounce Triple Sec
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • Sliced limes and kosher salt

Directions

  1. Mix first four ingredients over ice in a shaker.
  2. Rub lime on the rim and coat with salt.
  3. Pour the drink into the glass and garnish with a lime slice.

Imperial is located at 22828 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Call 248-850-8060 or visit imperialferndale.com for more information — and be sure to check out hourdetroit.com for even more drink recipes such as the Ivy Kitchen’s The Ivy and Mai Tiki’s Mai Tai


This article originally appeared in the May 2015 issue of Hour Detroit and has been updated for 2023.