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Classic margarita in rock glass with salt.

Classic Margaritas

Easy and perfect way to make a classic margarita, with good tequila, fresh lime juice and Cointreau.
Course Cocktail
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword how to make a margarita, classic margarita, basic margarita recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Author Kelly Wildenhaus | the hungry bluebird


  • 3 tablespoons good tequila ~ I used a reposado
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon Cointreau
  • Kosher salt
  • Lime wedges, to salt the rim and for garnish


  • Salt rocks glasses. Rub wedge of lime around rim of glass. Fill small plate with kosher salt and coat outside of rim with salt. Wipe away any that gets on the inside. Fill glass with ice.
  • Fill a cocktail shaker about halfway with ice. Add tequila, lime juice and Cointreau. Attach cap and shake until well blended. Pour/strain into salted glass and garnish with a lime wedge. Cheers?


Makes 1 drink, double amounts for 2