Easy Old Fashioned Margarita
Recipe from Season 3 of Mexico - One Plate at a Time
You’ll need three ingredients for this very refreshing, exemplary
margarita: fresh-squeezed lime juice, a 100% agave silver tequila
(what’s called a blanco in Mexico) and Cointreau (or its Mexican
equivalent, Controy—both have the necessary sweetness and full flavor
that Triple Sec doesn’t). Plan on about 3 tablespoons of each per
drink, meaning that 3/4 cup of each will yield about 4 margaritas.
Pour coarse (Kosher) salt into a small plate. Use a lime half to
moisten the rim of your cocktail glasses (I typically use martini
glasses), then tip them into the salt to encrust the rim.
Mix equal portions of lime juice, tequila and Cointreau in a
pitcher. Fill a cocktail shaker half full of ice cubes, add enough
margarita mixture for a couple of drinks (a generous cup), secure the
lid and shake for a full 15 seconds to chill the mixture and properly
dilute it with the melting ice. Strain into the salt-rimmed glass and