Backyard BBQ

The Original Margarita From Cointreau

June 26, 2020
1 Ratings
Photo by Apartment Bartender
  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Makes 1 cocktail
Test Kitchen Notes

This recipe is shared in partnership with Cointreau. Need to stock up your bar cart? You can buy Cointreau on Drizly here. —The Editors

What You'll Need
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • 2 ounces blanco tequila
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker and add ice.
  2. Shake and strain into a salt-rimmed rocks glass.
  3. Garnish with a lime wheel.

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4 Reviews

Martiniman July 24, 2020
Cointreau is that great cocktail addition (instead of triple sec) which turns a the same old margarita into something really special! You'll never go back to the old way!
Les W. July 3, 2020
I use basically the same recipe but use the juice of one lime, which is about 1 oz, and serve in a chilled martini glass. Wonderful.
David T. July 3, 2020
I use the 3-2-1 recipe (tequila, Cointreau, lime juice - in that order). It's definitely not for light weights but my friends are boozers (lol). I make them in a pitcher a couple of hours before serving so the ice has a chance to melt a bit - otherwise fasten your seat belts.
Yirgach July 5, 2020
Yes 3-2-1 is much better. I like using an Anejo instead of a Blanco, has a bit more body.