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Classic Margarita

Classic Margarita

To make a classic margarita recipe, all you really need are three basic margarita ingredients!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Canadian, Mexican
Servings 1 serving


  • 1 ½ ounce of silver tequila
  • 1/2 ounce of Cointreau triple sec
  • Juice of 1 fresh lime
  • optional: lime wedge and coarse salt for rimming the glass


  • Rub the rim of your cocktail glass with some lime juice and then dip in salt to coat.
  • Combine the tequila, Cointreau, and fresh lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Shake until it is combined and chilled.
  • Pour in your cocktail mixture in a glass.
  • Half fill your cocktail glass with partially crushed ice or ice cubes and garnish with a wedge of lime.


This recipe makes enough for one Margarita, so if your friends pop in for drinks, be sure to adjust the measurements accordingly.
Keyword alcohol, drink, Margarita
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