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

What You Need

  • Coarse salt
  • 2 lime wedges
  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • 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.

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