Cocktail Party


January 23, 2013
Photo by James Ransom
Author Notes

Here's a classic margarita recipe that lets all of the natural flavors shine through: tequila, lime juice, and agave. —Erika Kotite

  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • 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
In This Recipe
  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.

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