The Perfect Margarita

No need for a mix! The best margaritas are made from fresh, simple ingredients.  Serve with a lime wedge garnish and a salted rim.
Don’t forget the bowl of our Best Guacamole Ever!

Ingredients: Ice cubes 3 ounces tequila 2 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice 1 ounce Simple Syrup, recipe follows 1/2 to 1 teaspoon orange liqueur 1 tablespoon Lime-salt-sugar, recipe follows Simple Syrup: 1 cup sugar 1 cup water Lime-salt-sugar: Zest of one lime 2 tablespoons kosher salt 2 tablespoons sugar
Directions: 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.


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