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The Perfect Margarita

Rated as 4.92 out of 5 Stars

"Mastering the margarita requires a certain amount of practice, but once you dial-in your perfect ratio, it's a really easy cocktail to replicate. The classic recipe is 3 parts tequila, 2 parts triple sec, and 1 part freshly squeezed lime juice, and you should probably start off pretty close to that, but my personal favorite proportions are 4-3-2."
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10 m servings 320
Original recipe yields 1 servings (1 drink)


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  1. Moisten the rim of a glass with a lime wedge. Sprinkle salt onto a plate. Lightly dip the moistened rim into the salt. Place a large ice cube in the glass and freeze the prepared glass until ready to serve.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with fresh ice. Add tequila, triple sec, and lime juice. Cover and shake vigorously until outside of the shaker has frosted. Strain into the prepared glass and garnish with a slice of lime.


  • Chef's Notes:
  • For the best results, be sure to use fresh ice, fresh limes, and a nice bottle of triple sec, like Cointreau®. You'll also want to use a decent 100% agave white tequila, like the Don Abraham's Single Estate Blanco Tequila I enjoyed, but having said that, feel free to use one with a shorter name.
  • Some like to add a dash of agave nectar for a little extra sweetness, but I do not.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 320 calories; 0.3 30.4 0.7 0 331 Full nutrition

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I've had a lot of margaritas using various ingredients but this is easy and very tasty. Highly recommend.

Good proportions! I like it.

Perfection in a glass.

This is a very strong margarita recipe. Cointreau is the better choice but it is expensive. Other triple sec is much cheaper and still makes a darn good margarita. You can make it more posh by r...

Didn't have access to high end tequila or triple sec but still very good(well......I did add a little more salt to lessen the bite)

Perfect with a squirt of agave nectar!

I skipped salting and freezing the glass. Will do that next time. Used Cointreau and gold tequila because I didn't have white tequila. Thank you!