Classic Margarita

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5 from 4 votes
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Serves 1
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This homemade margarita recipe is SO simple and delicious! Remember to taste and adjust your drink to create a balance of flavors you love.


  • 1 ounce tequila
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice, plus lime slices for garnish
  • ½ ounce

    agave nectar (or simple syrup)

    , or to taste
  • Sea salt, for the rim


  • Salt the rim of the glass by rubbing a lime wedge around the edge and dipping it onto a small plate of salt.
  • Mix the tequila, Cointreau, and lime juice into the glass and fill the remainder of the glass with crushed ice. Stir and add the agave nectar, if desired, to sweeten. If it’s too strong, wait a little bit for the ice to melt.