The Margarita is one of the most popular cocktails in North America—for good reason. Combining the tang of lime and the sweetness of orange liqueur with the distinctive strength of tequila, our classic Margarita strikes all of the right keys.
Although most people reach for premade sour mix, we strongly recommend using fresh lime juice. The end result is vastly superior.
When talking Margaritas, it’s easy to get lost in stories about who invented the drink or get mired in debates over salt versus no salt; blended or frozen; triple sec, Cointreau or Grand Marnier. In our opinion, this version is the tried-and-true recipe for the best Margarita you can make. Memorize it, and you’ll always impress.
- 2 ounces blanco tequila
- 1/2 ounce orange liqueur
- 1 ounce fresh lime juice
- 1/2 ounce agave syrup
- Garnish: lime wheel
- Garnish: kosher salt (optional)
Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice, and shake until well-chilled.
Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice.
Garnish with a lime wheel and kosher salt (optional).