How to Make the Perfect Margarita
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Serves: 1-2
  • Ice cubes
  • 3 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ounce Simple Syrup, recipe follows
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon Triple Sec
  • 1 tablespoon Lime-salt-sugar (below)
  • Simple Syrup:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • Lime-salt-sugar:
  • Zest of one lime
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice (trust me, this method tastes better than using a blender).
  2. Add tequila, lime juice, Simple Syrup and Triple Sec.
  3. Shake until mixed and chilled, about 30 seconds.
  4. Place Lime-salt-sugar on a plate and press the rim of a chilled glass into the mixture to coat the edge. Strain margarita into the glass.
  5. To make the Simple Syrup, put the sugar and water in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. You can store this in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
  6. Lime-salt-sugar:
  7. Blend together lime, salt and sugar in a small blender or mini food chopper.
Recipe by Thrifty DIY Diva at