How to Make a Margarita

How to Make the Perfect Real Margarita?

This recipe is the classic Margarita, not the frozen kind of Margarita.

This real Margarita recipe is the classic margarita recipe that just uses tequila, triple sec and lime juice, and it is taken straight from 1937 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.

Margarita Ingredients

To make a Margarita, you will need these ingredients:

  • Tequila
  • Triple Sec
  • Fresh limes
  • Lime Juicer
  • Ice

It’s nice to have these items on hand, but not required to make your Margarita:

  • Rock glass (or martini glass)
  • Glass rimming kit
  • Kosher salt
  • Cocktail shaker

Make the Margarita

  1. Juice 2 limes.
  2. Cute 1 lime wedge for garnishment.
  3. Rim the glass with kosher salt.
  4. 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
  5. Shake and strain into the salted glass.
  6. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Enjoy the Margarita and check out my video on how to make the perfect real Margarita below!

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