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  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 15 min
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Ice cubes

3 ounces tequila

2 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice

1 ounce simple syrup, recipe follows

1/2 to 1 teaspoon orange liqueur

1 tablespoon Lime-salt-sugar, recipe follows

Simple Syrup:

1 cup sugar

1 cup water


Zest one lime

2 tablespoons kosher salt

2 tablespoons sugar


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add tequila, lime juice, and simple syrup and orange liqueur. Cover and shake until mixed and chilled, about 30 seconds. Spread lime-salt-sugar on a plate. Moisten the rim of a chilled rocks or wine glass with a lime wedge and press into mixture to rim edge. Strain margarita into glass.

Simple Syrup:

Yield: About 1 1/2 cups
  1. Place sugar and water in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring, until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and let cool. Store in a sealed container in refrigerator for up to 1 month.


  1. Blend zest, salt and sugar together in a small blender or mini food chopper. Use immediately.