- Ice cubes
- 3 oz tequila
- 2 oz freshly-squeezed lime juice
- 1 oz simple syrup
- 1/2 tsp orange liqueur
- 1 tbsp lime-salt-sugar
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Add tequila, lime juice, Simple Syrup and orange liqueur.
- Cover and shake until mixed and chilled, about 30 seconds. (In general, the drink is ready by the time the shaker mists up.)
- Place Lime-salt-sugar on a plate.
- Press the rim of a chilled rocks or wine glass into the mixture to rim the edge.
- Strain margarita into the glass.
A margarita is a cocktail consisting of tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice often served with salt on the rim of the glass. The drink is served shaken with ice (on the rocks), blended with ice (frozen margarita), or without ice (straight up). Although it has become acceptable to serve a margarita in a wide variety of glass types, ranging from cocktail and wine glasses to pint glasses and even large schooners, the drink is traditionally served in the eponymous margarita glass, a stepped-diameter variant of a cocktail glass or champagne coupe.