My Go-To Margarita Recipe (plus why I removed 100 followers on IG)

Most of you know that I host an Instagram Live every Tuesday at 7:00 PM (cst) on @swellandsway called “Tips and Tequila” where I drink a margarita and invite one of my lovely IG friend to share 3 tips from their life/expertise! 


Most Tuesdays you’ll find me drinking a classic (AKA perfect) margarita. To make this marg all you need to remember is 3, 2, 1 :

- 3 parts Reposado Tequila

- 2 parts either Triple Sec OR Raspberry liqueur 

- 1 part fresh lime juice

Put all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, shake and serve over 2-3 ice cubes! Using Triple Sec will give you a more citrus-y taste. Raspberry liqueur (AKA chambord) will give you a slightly sweeter, berry-tasting marg! 

Note: I usually use the “jigger” on top of the cocktail shaker to measure out the liquids, 1.5 ounces tequila, 1 ounce Triple Sec/Chambord, .5 ounces lime juice.  You can also use measuring cups or any other method, as long as you stick to the 3, 2, 1 ratio!

ALSO today on this IG post I explained that I sifted through my followers and removed about 100 of them. “But Laura, why?! Don’t you want to get more followers so you can collaborate with bigger brands? Don’t you want 10,000 followers so you can get the swipe-up in your stories?!”

Why yes, yes I do want those things. But I want something else more than that...authentic influence.  

Someone who is following thousands of people, has only posted a handful of times on their own account, and has some sketchy content is NOT going to care what I have to say, nor do I want them to.  

I could leave those people in my following to inflate my numbers... 

OR I could remove them and have the peace of mind knowing I am building a following made up of MY PEOPLE who are encouraging, inspiring, and engaged.

The choice is a no-brainer.  

YOU are one of my people, friend! So make yourself a perfect marg, and join me live on Tuesday nights at 7:00 pm CST!!