A Classic Margarita

Servings: 1


  • Coarse (kosher) salt
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 1 1/2ounces 100% blue agave resposado or not-too-heavy-tasting añejo tequila (we love Herradura añejo)
  • 1ounce brandy-based orange liqueur (such as Torres Orange)
  • 1ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • Alittle agave syrup (light organic syrup gives the best flavor) or simple syrup, if you want a little more sweetness
  • 6 to 10 medium ice cubes (about ¾ cup)


Spread the salt on a small plate, moisten the rim of a 6-ounce martini glass with the lime wedge, and upend the glass onto the salt to crust the rim.

In a cocktail shaker, combine the tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice and ice.  Cover and shake vigorously until frothy and cold; tiny ice crystals will appear in the drink after about 15 seconds of shaking. Strain into the salt-crusted glass and serve immediately.



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