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How to Make a Classic Margarita

  • Author: Shawn Williams
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

My favorite classic margarita recipe made with tequila, fresh lime juice, triple sec, and simple syrup.


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Ingredients

  • 2 ounces blanco or reposado tequila
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce triple sec or Cointreau

Instructions

  1. For the salted rim, take a lime wedge and coat the rim of a margarita glass or double old fashioned glass. Dip in margarita salt, rotating until coated.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with a cup of ice. Shake vigorously and pour straight into a chilled glass with the (now crushed) ice from the shaker. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Notes

You can make these in a giant pitcher but the perfect margarita is shaken.

Keywords: margarita recipe, how to make a margarita, classic margarita