Classic Tequila Margarita Recipe with Lime

One of my favorite cocktail recipes is a Classic tequila margarita.  It is one that I choose just about every time that I go out. One would think it would be the same from restaurant to restaurant but this is definitely not the case.   I once got one in a Chinese restaurant in Australia and they used a sweet lime aid to flavor it.  I didn’t even drink it. It was horrible.  Making the drink with store bought mixes also gives you so so results.

It's cocktail hour. Try my classic tequila margarita

Making a Classic Tequila Margarita

Margaritas are easy to make but if you mess with the traditional ingredients the flavor will just not be right.   

People think that a margarita is really just about the tequila.  That is the main ingredient for sure, but not the only one.  A good margarita has just four ingredients – tequila, triple sec, lime juice and salt. That’s it.   Good quality tequila is a must and triple sec is a second must.  (not the mixers so popular to make a quick drink).  A top shelf tequila such as Patron makes a wonderful margarita.

Margaritas are the drink of choice in many Mexican restaurants, and are very popular for Cinco de Mayo.

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Classic Tequila Margarita with Lime

Classic Tequila Margarita with Lime


  • 1 1/2 oz tequila
  • 1/2 oz triple sec (Cointreau is my recommendation for best flavor)
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • Lime wedge to garnish
  • Salt to rim the glass


  1. Pour the tequila, lime juice and triple sec into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Salt the rim of a chilled margarita glass by rubbing it first with a wedge of lime and then turning it upside down into a plate of salt.
  4. Pour contents, with ice, into the glass.
  5. Garnish with a lime wedge.
  6. Enjoy!

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