Classic Margaritas


  • Prep Time5 mins
  • Total Time5 mins
  • Makes4 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 7.7g, Fat 0.1g, Sodium 2mg.

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