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A Classic Margarita Recipe. Copyright © 2022 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.
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A Classic Margarita Recipe

The margarita is easily the most popular cocktail in Mexico and Mexicans, especially young Mexicans, drink them as much as the gringos do.
Prep Time7 mins
Total Time7 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 1
Calories: 160kcal
Author: Lara Dunston


  • 2 parts Tequila
  • 1 part Triple Sec or Cointreau
  • 1 part fresh lime juice
  • lime wedges


  • Fill the glass with ice to chill it.
  • When it’s cold, put the ice into a cocktail shaker.
  • Run a lime wedge around the rim of the glass and then dip it into a bed of salt to coat the rim.
  • Add the Triple Sec (or Cointreau), tequila, then the lime juice to the shaker.
  • Shake for 30 seconds and strain into the glass.
  • If you want to be fancy you could place a slice of lime on the rim of the glass.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Sodium: 35mg | Sugar: 43g