Top Shelf Margarita Grande

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 large margarita cocktail
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Finely grated lime zest

Coarse kosher salt

Lime slice or wedge

2 ounces top-shelf tequila (recommended: Cuervo Gold or anejo tequila)

1-ounce orange-flavored liqueur (recommended: Grand Marnier or Cointreau)

1 1/2 ounces lime juice, or more, to taste

1 1/2 cups ice cubes


  1. In a small shallow bowl or rimmed saucer combine the lime zest and salt and mix well. Run the lime slice around the rim of a stemmed, wide mouthed glass to moisten it, then turn the glass upside down and press the rim in the salt mixture. Set glass aside.
  2. In a cocktail shaker combine all remaining ingredients and shake well to chill. Strain into the prepared glass and serve immediately.