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The Traditional Margarita

First Posted: 10/27/2011 4:55 pm Updated: 08/31/2012 10:48 am

The Traditional Margarita

total prep


  • 1 1/2 ounces silver tequila
  • 3/4 ounce Cointreau or Triple Sec
  • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp superfine sugar
  • A lime wedge


  • Prepare a salt-rimmed glass if you like; a 10 ounce glass if serving on the rocks a 6-ounce cocktail glass if serving up.
  • Put 6 ice cubes in a tall cocktail shaker. Pour the remaining ingredients (except the lime wedge) into the shaker and shake vigorously. Pour ice and all into the larger glass or strain into the smaller glass. Garnish with lime wedge.


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