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Rating: 5 stars
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
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Served straight up or on the rocks, the margarita is one of the most popular cocktails of all time. And for good reason! It will cool you down on a hot day or warm you up on a cool day. Any day is a good day for a margarita.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 cocktail
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Ingredients

1
Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Sprinkle salt on a small plate. Lightly wet the rim of a cocktail glass or margarita glass with a damp paper towel. Dip the moistened rim in salt to coat. Set aside.

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  • Combine tequila, orange-flavored brandy, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a salt-rimmed cocktail glass or a salt-rimmed, ice-filled margarita glass.

  • Garnish with a lime wheel.

Nutrition Facts

202 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 14.1g; fat 0.1g; sodium 5770.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2012
Pity the poor Margarita. The original concoction was a relative of the Sidecar: brandy Cointreau & lemon juice served in sugar rimmed glass. The Margarita substituted tequila with lime and salt being the traditional accompaniments. Then the mongrelization began. When I came upon the Margarita in the 70 s it had been reduced to cheap tequila bar mix and a pound of ice to be processed in a blender: an adult Slurpee. Follow the above recipe as if your life depended on it. Use a quality tequila Cointreau and fresh squeezed lime juice. Triple Sec has always been used by bars as a cheap substitute for Cointreau but they don t taste the same. As far as turnbot s use of an eggwhite you are on your own. A Margarita is a cocktail not the breakfast of champions. Read More
(29)
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2012
Pity the poor Margarita. The original concoction was a relative of the Sidecar: brandy Cointreau & lemon juice served in sugar rimmed glass. The Margarita substituted tequila with lime and salt being the traditional accompaniments. Then the mongrelization began. When I came upon the Margarita in the 70 s it had been reduced to cheap tequila bar mix and a pound of ice to be processed in a blender: an adult Slurpee. Follow the above recipe as if your life depended on it. Use a quality tequila Cointreau and fresh squeezed lime juice. Triple Sec has always been used by bars as a cheap substitute for Cointreau but they don t taste the same. As far as turnbot s use of an eggwhite you are on your own. A Margarita is a cocktail not the breakfast of champions. Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2012
This recipe is not bad: my "perfect margarita" calls for only half an ounce of triple sec (as opposed to 1 once; that much will override the great tequila flavour). Speaking of tequila: your margarita will be as good as the tequila you buy! Avoid the "well-brand" tequilas: for an affordable yet tasty tequila get Cazadores or El Jimedor reposado. I'm not a fan of "straight up" style margaritas so I'll always have mine with lots of rocks (ice) or blended. If you want a really frothy truly PERFECT margarita... Before shaking throw in half an egg white into your shaker! You'll never go back - trust me! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2018
Fun and different margarita martini. The tequila is the main flavor but that's how it should be! Read More
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