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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 drink
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Tips

Chef's Notes:

For the best results, be sure to use fresh ice, fresh limes, and a nice bottle of triple sec, like Cointreau(R). 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

321 calories; protein 0.7g 1% DV; carbohydrates 30.4g 10% DV; fat 0.3g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 330.6mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2019
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 rimming the glass with Himalayan pink salt. Make this and avoid the nasty neon green mixes. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/17/2020
I didn't like it at all. Read More
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26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2020
Good proportions! I like it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2019
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 rimming the glass with Himalayan pink salt. Make this and avoid the nasty neon green mixes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2018
I've had a lot of margaritas using various ingredients but this is easy and very tasty. Highly recommend. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2018
Perfect with a squirt of agave nectar! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/26/2020
It is sour as written. I added about 1/2 ounce of Agave Syrup to this recipe and it was a big hit! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2020
perfect Margarita....will make again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/11/2020
Strong, very strong but tasty Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/16/2020
I didn't like it at all. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2020
The chef’s personal recommendation for 4-3-2 was perfect. The Triple Sec I used was recommended to me. Produced in France, Drillaud Orange Triple Sec has bitter orange peel flavor and sweet orange combined. Really great. Read More