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margarita recipe
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5 from 2 votes


The perfectly portioned margarita recipe - careful, these boozy drinks pack a punch!
Prep Time2 mins
Total Time2 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: margarita
Servings: 1 drink
Author: Marianne


  • Cocktail Shaker


  • 1.5 oz Agave Tequila
  • 1.5 oz Grand Marnier or Cointreau
  • 1.5 oz Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
  • 1 oz Simple Syrup optional - see Notes
  • Salt optional, just a pinch
  • Ice fill the cocktail shaker with ice


  • In a cocktail shaker combine all liquid ingredients over the ice.
  • Shake vigorously.
  • Pour ( ice and all ) into a margarita or rocks glass and serve. Garnish with a slice of lime and a pinch of salt.


Note on Simple Syrup:  The Simple Syrup is totally optional in this recipe. I like a very tart, crispy margarita, so I leave it out. However, I know a lot of people like just a little bit of sweetness to their margaritas, so the simple syrup is for them.  Play around with it and see how much you like to make it just perfect for your taste.
Feel free to garnish your drink with a salt rim. I don't care for the heavy extra salt in my diet, and find a small pinch of salt right on top of the drink itself does the trick nicely.