About the Margarita Cocktail Recipe Cocktail
While the Margarita is one of the most popular cocktails in North America, its origins are shrouded in mystery. There are almost as many stories about who invented the margarita as there are margarita recipes. Some like them blended, others with a sweetener, but many argue the best margarita recipe is this classic one. Memorize it and you’ll never fail to impress.
Ingredients in the Margarita Cocktail Recipe Cocktail
- kosher salt (optional)
- .75 oz Freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 oz Cointreau, triple sec, or other orange liqueur
- 1.5 oz Blanco tequila
Garnish: Lime wheel
Glass: Cocktail or rocks
How to make the Margarita Cocktail Recipe Cocktail
If using salt, spread it on a plate. Use a damp towel to moisten the rim of a chilled cocktail or rocks glass, then dip the glass in the salt.
Add the ingredients to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake well and strain into the glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wheel. (For a slightly sweeter drink, add a dash of agave syrup—one part water, two parts agave nectar—before shaking.)