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Classic Margarita Cocktail

5 mins
2 cocktails

Orange liqueur, lime, tequila: Fresh, crisp flavors are the key to a perfect margarita. This is the one that we choose after trying all of the ratios.


  • 1 lime wedge plus 2 lime wheels to garnish
  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt for glass rims
  • 4 ounces (120ml), high-quality blanco Tequila (please see note).
  • 2 ounces (60ml), Cointreau
  • 1.5 oz (45ml), fresh juice made from 2 limes


  • Place lime wedge on the outer rims 2 rocks glasses. Salten the rims. Set aside.
  • Mix the tequila and Cointreau in a shaker. Add the lime juice. Mix the ingredients with ice. Shake until chilled for about 15 seconds.
  • Mix the margarita in two glasses and fill them with fresh ice. Serve with lime wheels.

The best tequila to use for this recipe is a premium one. If your budget brand is a bit harsh, you can swap out the Cointreau for lime juice or add 1/4 ounce of simple syrup to each drink.