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Basic Margarita

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Basic Margarita

Bring a taste of sunny Mexico into your own kitchen with this basic recipe for making the best ever margarita!

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 0 min
  • Servings 1


ounces Tequila (Reposado gives the best flavor, but any will do)
ounce Triple Sec (Look for Cointreau, or any orange-flavored liqueur)
ounce Fresh lime juice
teaspoons Superfine sugar


  • 1 Get your glasses ready before you start mixing the margarita. Use a lime wedge to wipe around the rim of the glass, and dip the glass into a saucer of salt.
  • 2 Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker, and tip in a cup of ice. Cover and shake for a few seconds. Pour margarita into the prepared glass over ice.
  • 3 Variations: Mix in blended fruit or other juices to change the flavor and color of your margarita. Strawberry margarita: Substitute the fresh lime juice for 1 1/2 oz of limeade, and add a handful of strawberries into the mix. Use frozen strawberries and mix ingredients in a blender to create a frozen strawberry margarita. Blue margarita: Use blue curaƧao in place of triple sec to create a blue margarita cocktail with a very similar taste.

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