Like many classic cocktails, the origins of the margarita are heavily disputed. The one thing we can all agree on: it’s the perfect summer drink. And it’s actually pretty easy to make!


If you’ve been to a Mexican restaurant in the last decade, you know that the marg varieties are seemingly endless. But, if you’re a purist, we’ve got good news; classic margaritas are as simple as they are tasty, a perfect combination of three common bartending staples. 



How to Make a Margarita


You’ll need:

  • 1.5 ounces of blanco tequila*
  • 1 ounce of orange liqueur (like triple sec or Cointreau) 
  • 0.5 ounces of lime juice
  • Ice
  • A lime wedge
  • Salt or sugar depending on your rim preference


Step 1: Salt or sugar the rim of your glass, if you’re into that. To do so, pour the salt/sugar onto a dish, rub the lime wedge on the rim of your glass, and then dip it into the dish.

Step 2: Fill the glass with ice.

Step 3: Mix tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker full of ice.  

Step 4: Pour and enjoy!



*Note: The tequila is the star of this show– all are welcome, but the fancier the tastier.


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