How to Make a Margarita

Start by mastering this classic recipe, then experiment with adding spices, fresh herbs, or even fruit.

What You Need

  1. Check Coarse salt
  2. Check 2 lime wedges
  3. Check 2 ounces silver tequila
  4. Check 1 ounce Cointreau
  5. Check 1 ounce lime juice

Follow These Steps

  1. Add ¼-inch coarse salt to a shallow dish.

  2. Moisten the rim of an old-fashioned glass with a lime wedge.

  3. Roll rim of glass in salt until the entire outer edge is covered.

  4. Fill glass with ice.

  5. Combine 1 oz. Cointreau, 2 oz. silver tequila, and 1 oz. lime juice in an ice-filled cocktail shaker.

  6. Shake well.

  7. Strain into salt-rimmed glass.

  8. Garnish with a lime wedge.