New Classic Margaritas


The true margarita--a blend of lime juice, orange liqueur, and tequila--is racy and streamlined, a drink that balances sour, sweet, and salty sensations against the electrifying flavor of Mexico's most famous spirit.


  • 6 ounces (¾ cup) silver tequila

  • 3 ounces (¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons) Cointreau

  • 2 teaspoons superfine sugar

  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice, plus 4 lime wedges, for garnish

  • 4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, plus 4 lemon wedges, for garnish

  • 4 teaspoons fresh orange juice, plus 4 orange wedges, for garnish

  • 4 cups small ice cubes


  1. Combine all ingredients except citrus wedges in a pitcher. Divide citrus wedges among glasses; pour in margarita.

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