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Classic Margarita

Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: classic margarita, simple margarita
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 242 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur

This Classic Margarita is made with 5 simple ingredients. It's refreshing, slightly tart, and perfect all year long!

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces good quality tequila (recommended: Cazadores Blanco)
  • 1 ounce Cointreau or good quality triple sec
  • 3 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 ounce agave
  • extra limes and flaky salt for serving, if desired

Instructions

  1. If desired, run a lime around the rim of 2 glasses and dip each into a shallow dish of salt.

  2. Pour tequila, cointreau, lime juice, orange juice, and agave into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. (I don't have a cocktail shaker so I use a mason jar. Works just as good) Shake vigorously to combine ingredients.

  3. Fill your glasses with ice and pour margarita over the ice. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

  1. Feel free to leave out the agave or reduce the amount to 1/2 ounce for a tarter drink. 
  2. I prefer to use a blanco or silver tequila but if you like gold feel free to use it. Just note that because there aren't a lot of ingredients in this drink the tequila can stand out. 
  3. Nutrition Facts: Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.
Nutrition Facts
Classic Margarita
Amount Per Serving (5.5 oz)
Calories 242 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 106mg3%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 57IU1%
Vitamin C 27mg33%
Calcium 6mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.