The margarita has been riffed on several times over, but being a purist, I'm a fan of the classic recipe. And while "classic recipe" may be debatable, the popular 3-2-1 formula (3 parts tequila, 2 parts lime juice, and 1 part Cointreau) is the one I always go back to. Salt is optional.
If you find this recipe too tart for your taste, the tiniest amount of agave syrup should do the trick.
45 ml 100-percent agave blanco tequila (I use Espolón or Herradura)
25 ml fresh lime juice
15 ml ounce Cointreau
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the tequila, lime juice, and Cointreau. Shake the ingredients together until chilled, strain into a rocks glass filled with ice, and enjoy!
- 1 drink