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A close up of a Margarita with lime wedge

Classic Margarita Recipe

Posted by: Ari Laing

Nothing in the world beats a classic margarita recipe. Buy good quality tequila, cointreau, and use fresh limes. The world's most perfect drink!

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Posted by: Ari Laing
classic no fail margarita recipe
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5 from 15 votes

Classic Margarita Recipe

There is no other cocktail that is as highly requested as the classic margarita. And for good reason! This simple recipe is easy to master, and even easier to drink.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: Drink
Keyword: casamigos, cinco de mayo, cinco de mayo margarita, classic margarita, classic margarita recipe, classic margaritas, cocktails with tequila, fresh lime juice, homemade margaritas, how to make margaritas, how to make margaritas with casamigos, margaritas with salt, tequila cocktail
Servings: 2 drinks
Calories: 177kcal
Author: Ari Laing


  • 3 oz tequila blanco such as Casamigos
  • 3 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 2 oz triple sec recommended Cointreau
  • ½ oz agave nectar
  • kosher salt for serving
  • lime wedges or circles for serving


  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, then add tequila, lime juice, cointreau, and agave. Secure lid, then shake for 10-12 seconds to aerate the drink.
  • Run a lime wedge along the rim of a glass, then dip upside down into a shallow bowl of kosher salt. Place ice in glass (optional).
  • Strain drink into glass and serve.


Serving: 1drink | Sodium: 6mg | Sugar: 18.2g | Fiber: 0.7g | Calories: 177kcal | Protein: 0.2g | Carbohydrates: 21.6g
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