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Classic Margarita

Classic Margarita

From Michele Foley, POPSUGAR Fitness


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.

Classic Margarita


  1. Ice
    1 1/2 ounces 100 percent agave blanco tequila (I use Espolón or Herradura)
    1 ounce fresh lime juice
    1/2 ounce Cointreau


  1. 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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