Classic Margarita Cocktail Recipe

Classic Margarita Cocktail Recipe

The most perfect classic margarita recipe made with fresh juice, simple syrup, liqueur and tequila is quick and straightforward to form. This mouthwatering tequila cocktail served on ice is that the ultimate drink.

The only utensil you would like to form a margarita may be a shaker. But are cocktail shakers really necessary to form margaritas? Not really. the sole thing a shaker does is to thoroughly mix the liquid with ice to chill the drink properly. Then strain the cold margarita into a glass crammed with fresh ice. This leads to an ice cold drink which will not melt quickly and become runny.

It’s really a matter of preference, but the rule I always stick with is that half my margarita is tequila.

Prep Time: 5 Mins
Total Time: 5 Mins


  • 1 oz Simple Syrup
  • 1 ounce liqueur
  • 4 ounces of tequila
  • 2 ounces of juice

For the Sting of the Glass

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime zest


  1. Fill a shaker with ice. Add tequila, juice, Simple Syrup and liqueur. Cover and shake until combined and funky, about 30 seconds.
  2. Use the remaining chalk to moisten the sides of the glass. Put the salt, sugar, juice mixture on alittle plate. Press the rim of the glass into the mixture to coat the sides.
  3. Fill the glass with ice. Strain the margarita into a glass.

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