The margarita has been riffed on several times over, but being a purist, I'm a fan of the classic recipe. And while "classic recipe" may be debatable, the popular 3-2-1 formula (three parts tequila, two parts lime juice, and one part Cointreau) is the one I always go back to. Salt is optional.
If you find this recipe too tart for your taste, the tiniest amount of agave syrup should do the trick.
1 1/2 ounces 100 percent agave blanco tequila (I use Espolón or Herradura)
1 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce Cointreau
- Fill cocktail shaker with ice; add tequila, lime juice, and Cointreau. Shake ingredients together until chilled, strain into rocks glass filled with ice, and enjoy!
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