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Classic Margarita

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This traditional tequila-based cocktail has grown in popularity since it's inception in the 1950's. Now it is practically synonymous with tropical beaches and palm trees. While there are thousands of Margarita recipes, this one will give you the most traditional, classic flavors of the earlier original versions.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes


  • 1 oz premium tequila
  • 1/2 oz triple sec
  • 2 oz lime juice, fresh squeezed
  • 2 teaspoons sugar or agave nectar
  • kosher Salt (optional)
  • lime wedge (optional)
  • crushed ice or ice cubes


Place the tequila, triple sec, lime juice, sugar and ice into a shaker and shake vigorously for 20-30 seconds to help dissolve the sugar. Pour the salt into a flat plate. For the glass, use a lime wedge to rub the rim of the glass, then quickly place it rim-side down into the plate of salt. Pour the margarita over ice into the salt-rimmed glass. Garnish the glass with the lime wedge.
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If it ain't broke, don't ""fix"" it!, Member aaallison

The classic recipe is three parts Tequila, two parts lime juice and one part Triple Sec which, unlike Cointreau and Grand Marnier, is a colorless, low-alcohol cordial. The only purpose of the sugar in the above recipe is to compensate for the excessive amount of lime juice.

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