A margarita in a martini glass surrounded by the items used to make it.

When I am looking for a crisp, refreshing, citrus drink on a hot day, the margarita is one of my first choices. I do not like the salted rims or the larger margarita glasses, and prefer a version with just the basic ingredients.


Prep: 2 minutes
Mixing: 1 minute
Total: 3 minutes


  • 2oz 1800 silver tequila
  • 1 1/2oz Cointreau orange liqueur
  • 3/4oz lime juice (or juice from 1 lime)


  1. Optionally put a glass in the freezer to cool while you prepare the drink.
  2. Add ice to a cocktail shaker.
  3. Add all the ingredients to the cocktail shaker and shake for 15 seconds.
  4. Strain the liquid into the  glass.

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