5 Ingredients or Fewer

Count to 4 (Basic) Margarita

September 18, 2015
4 Ratings
Photo by Ty Mecham
Author Notes

I love this margarita and its riffability so much that I included two different variations of it in my cookbook, Cooking with Scraps. I've since updated it to be a bit less sweet, but truly, you can leave out the simple syrup altogether (or use more, you do you!). —Lindsay-Jean Hard

  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Serves 2 (if you're nice and share)
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • 2 teaspoons simple syrup
  • 3 ounces añejo tequila
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
  • coarse sea salt
  • additional lime wedges for garnish
In This Recipe
  1. Add first four ingredients to a shaker, add ice, and shake until chilled.
  2. Put the salt in a small dish, rub the rims of two glasses with the juiced lime halves, rim them with salt, add ice to each, pour in the shaken margaritas, garnish with limes, and enjoy.

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I like esoteric facts about vegetables and think ambling through a farmers market is a great way to start the day. My first cookbook, available now, is called Cooking with Scraps.