A good margarita depends on the qualityof its ingredients; always use the best tequilayou can find. You'll get excellent results usinga citrus reamer, a small, fluted cylindricalwooden tool, to extract every last drop of juicefrom the limes.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • To salt-rim the glasses, rub a cut lime around the rim of each of 4 stemmed goblets. Fill a saucer with salt. Dip goblet, upside down, into salt. Refrigerate goblets until ready to use.

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  • Fill blender three-quarters full of ice cubes. Pour lime juice, tequila, and Cointreau over ice. Add sugar; blend, starting slowly, and then increasing to high speed, until ice is very finely chopped and mixture is frothy. Taste for sweetness; add more sugar if desired. Blend a few seconds more; pour into salt-rimmed glasses. Serve immediately.

Reviews (11)

34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 3
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07/03/2013
I first reviewed this in 2007 and am still making this (strong) drink ! It's a winner.
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03/26/2013
great post.thanks for sharing .couple 4 by anastasya font
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05/30/2010
I make the on-the-rocks (unshaken) version of Rick Bayless' "Pure-and-Simple Shaken Margarita". http://www.fronterakitchens.com/cooking/recipes/margarita.html
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02/14/2009
Someone please tell me all about the "tequila worm". I hope it's just a fairy tale.
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08/09/2008
My friends always request this drink....it is worth squeezing the limes!!!
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06/06/2008
Mmmm...homemade is always better. Same for Whiskey Sours. In restaurants they use that sweet and sour mix for these drinks. Fresh lime juice and simple syrup tastes FAAAAR better!
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04/14/2008
these are great for party
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01/17/2008
A little too strong for my taste. I did like the overall flavor but it requires quite bit of ingredients. Would love a more simplified version.
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11/30/2007
This is my favourite Martha drink recipe - though I am sure it is wrong as 1 3/4 cups of tequilla makes a very strong drink indeed. My friends can all drink and they thought it was strong. BUT - just add a little more fresh lime juice and go with it and you will soon have a great party! Enjoy this one a lot. Make your own pinata for added fun! from Christian, London
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11/30/2007
This is my favourite Martha drink recipe - though I am sure it is wrong as 1 3/4 cups of tequilla makes a very strong drink indeed. My friends can all drink and they thought it was strong. BUT - just add a little more fresh lime juice and go with it and you will soon have a great party! Enjoy this one a lot. Make your own pinata for added fun! from Christian, London
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11/30/2007
This is my favourite Martha drink recipe - though I am sure it is wrong as 1 3/4 cups of tequilla makes a very strong drink indeed. My friends can all drink and they thought it was strong. BUT - just add a little more fresh lime juice and go with it and you will soon have a great party! Enjoy this one a lot. Make your own pinata for added fun! from Christian, London