Classic Margarita

Classic Margarita
Photo: Ryan Liebe
Total Time:
5 mins

What are you drinking? May we suggest a classic margarita: tequila, lime, a touch of orange liqueur, it's a perfect mixture, with or without salt.


  • 2 limes

  • Pink salt or sea salt, coarsely ground

  • 2 ounces blanco tequila

  • 1 ounce orange liqueur, such as Cointreau

  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice


  1. Juice one lime to make 1 ounce and set aside. From remaining lime, slice a thin wheel for garnish and a wedge for salt rim.

  2. Run lime wedge around one side of the rim of a chilled rocks glass; dip rim in salt to coat. Partially fill glass with ice (we prefer 1 large sphere for minimal melting and dilution).

  3. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add tequila, orange liqueur, and reserved lime juice. Shake vigorously until outside of shaker is cold and frosty, about 10 seconds; strain into prepared glass. Garnish with lime wheel and serve immediately.

Cook's Notes

Double this recipe to make two drinks; they'll fit in a standard cocktail shaker.

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