A maragarita in a short glass placed on a round wooden tray

Classic Margaritas

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
This classic Mexican cocktail is so easy to make at home — simply mix, shake and pour! A salt rim brings it to the next level.


  1. Rub the rim of 4 rocks glasses with lime; dip in coarse salt. Fill three-quarters of the way with ice. Combine 1 cup tequila, 2/3 cup fresh lime juice, 1/3 cup orange-flavored liqueur and 2 teaspoons superfine sugar in a cocktail shaker. Shake well, then pour into the glasses. Garnish with lime.
  2. Photograph my Andrew Mccaul