How to Make a Margarita

The classic margarita! This is the one with just lime, tequila and triple sec.

Enjoy this world famous drink by using the choicest clear tequila available at your liquor store, your standard, run of the mill triple sec and fresh limes. Salted rims are optional!

Sit back in the yard or the deck and wow your friends with this resort-style cocktail. Many people will expect that the margarita you are about to serve them will be from a blender. Surprise them with this classy, classic non-blender margarita.

How to make a margarita

How to Make a Margarita

Jeff Dutton
This recipe is the classic Margarita, not the frozen kind of Margarita.
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1

Equipment

  • Glass rimming kit
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Citrus juicer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/4 oz Tequila
  • 1/2 oz Triple Sec
  • 2 Limes
  • 1/4 cup Kosher salt
  • 1 cup Ice

Instructions
 

  • Juice 2 limes.
  • Cute 1 lime wedge for garnishment.
  • Rim the glass with kosher salt.
  • Mix a 1/2 ounce of Triple Sec, 1 and 1/4 ounces of tequila and 2 ounces of lime juice into a cocktail shaker.
  • Shake and strain into the salted glass filled with ice.
  • Garnish with a lime wedge.

Video

Notes

This real Margarita recipe is the classic margarita recipe that just uses tequila, triple sec and lime juice, and it is taken straight from Cafe Royal Cocktail Book, which was where and when the Margarita recipe was first published.
The Cafe Royal Cocktail Book is a collection of cocktail recipes compiled by the United Kingdom Bartenders Guild. The Cafe Royal Cocktail Book pioneered many cocktail recipes, including the Margarita.
Keyword Margarita

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