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Classic Margarita

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The margarita is the best known of all tequila-based cocktails. There are three main ingredients in a margarita: Tequila, Triple Sec (Orange liqueur, and lime juice.

  • Source: Margarita from the Wikibooks Bartending Guide—original source of recipe, licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License



  1. Rub the rim of a cocktail glass with a lime wedge.
  2. Dip in salt.
  3. Shake all ingredients with ice.
  4. Strain into a cocktail glass.
  5. Garnish with a lime wedge or slice.

Alternate Recipe

The traditional recipe above is best (three parts Tequila, two parts Triple Sec and one part lime juice) but if you don't have lime juice but you do have sweet and sour mix you can try this one out instead. One oz. Tequila, 0.5 to 1 oz Triple Sec, 2 oz. sweet and sour.

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