By • January 23, 2013 • 12 Comments

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Author Notes: Just in time for Super Bowl Sunday, here's a margarita that lets all of the natural flavors shine through.Erika Kotite

Serves 2

  • 4 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounces Cointreau
  • 2 ounces fresh-squeezed lime juice (plus spent lime rind)
  • 1/2 ounce agave syrup
  • Ice
  • Coarse sea salt
  • Additional lime wedges (for garnish)
  1. Mix tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and agave syrup in a shaker or large measuring cup filled partway with ice and stir or shake until thoroughly chilled.
  2. Spread salt on a plate. Rub rims of two rocks glasses with the spent lime. Turn glasses upside down in the salt. Fill glasses with ice and pour in the margarita liquid. Add lime wedge to each.

Comments (12) Questions (0)


about 1 month ago Squeege

I have tried this margarita and all I can say is YUM! You can adjust the agave to your taste, if you want it a little sweeter, just add until it's the way you want it.


4 months ago Muse

Always love a good margarita...thank you for sharing your recipe and Happy New Year to you and your family!


10 months ago Kafigoo

LOL I meant debating the nutritional value in a Margarita. ;)


2 months ago Squeege

I agree. Debating the nutritional value of a Margarita seems a bit ridiculous. All I know is it's Friday night, it's not as ridiculously cold as it has been for weeks, and I'm trying this recipe!


10 months ago Sandra Kerr

Well , I had to read but what funny is they are sooo old!


10 months ago Kafigoo

Am I the only one that finds this debate funny? LOL


10 months ago Linda Sands

Agave nectar is a solution while sugar is a solid form. Comparing agave nectar and sugar in the glycemic index is done by weight not actual sugar load therefore the agave nectar is lower because of the dilution factor. Agave nectar is more like a mildly diliuted version of high fructose corn syrup. The glycemic index needs to be understood before using it as a reference to actual sugar content. Too many factors are involved.


12 months ago Coffeecat

Barbara, I beg to differ. Agave nectar has a low glycemic index and is healthier in that regard than most natural and processed sugars, certainly more than refined white sugar from which simple syrup is normally made. White sugar scores 60 or higher on the glycemic index; agave nectar (which is not milky white but pale amber) scores in the low 30s. The nice thing about using agave in some cocktails, especially ones with good acidity lime lime juice is that it adds a bit of texture and mouth feel.


12 months ago newkiwi

Thanks, Barbara! I will do that.


12 months ago Barbara Robertson

Raw agave is milky white. Agave is comparable to high fructose corn syrup-goes straight to your liver. Sugar syrup is a healthier choice.


about 1 year ago DeirdreMS

I would sooo love to be able to organize my saved recipes! I really enjoy your website. Thank you.


about 1 year ago Muse

Margaritas are my all-time favorite drink...can't wait to make these!