Ultimate Margarita

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 lime, halved

Coarse salt

1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice, from about 4 limes

1 tablespoon sugar

1/4 cup orange-flavored liqueur (recommended: Grand Marnier)

1/4 cup Triple Sec

1 cup gold tequila


1/2 can good quality lager-style beer

Lime wheels, for garnish


  1. To salt the margarita glasses, rub the outside rims of 4 big glasses with a cut lime and press them lightly into a plate of kosher salt, to coat.
  2. Combine the lime juice, sugar, orange liqueur, Triple Sec, tequila, and a big handful of ice in a cocktail shaker (or blender). Shake the margarita really well, for a good 20 seconds, add a splash of beer and strain into the salt rimmed glasses filled with ice. Garnish with a lime wheel.