Classic Margaritas

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5 min


4 drinks

Classic Margaritas

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  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup Grand Marnier orange liqueur
  • 2 - 3 tbsp lime juice , plus extra for rimming the glass, if desired
  • salt , (optional, for rimming the glass)


  • If desired, pour a little salt onto a saucer. Rub the rim of each cocktail glass with lime juice, then dip in salt to evenly coat.
  • In a bar shaker or small pitcher, stir tequila with Grand Marnier. Squeeze in 2 tbsp (30 mL) juice from lime. Add ice and shake well if using a bar shaker or, if using a pitcher, stir together.
  • Taste, then stir in more lime juice, 1 tbsp (15 mL) at a time, if you like. Strain into 4 small cocktail glasses. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 129,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.7 g,
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g,
  • Sodium
  • 2 mg.