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Classic Margarita

A classic margarita doesn't need anything other than tequila, Triple Sec and fresh lime juice. When you're making the cocktail, make sure you squeeze the limes correctly for the ultimate freshness. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    1 serving

Ingredients

  • 1 lime wedge
  • Coarse sea salt, optional
  • 1-1/2 ounces blanco tequila
  • 1 ounce Triple Sec
  • 1/2 ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice

Directions

  • Moisten rim of 1 cocktail glass with lime wedge. If desired, sprinkle salt on a plate; dip rim in salt. Fill glass with ice.
    In an empty cocktail shaker, combine tequila, Triple Sec and lime juice. Fill with ice; cover and shake until frost forms on the outside of the shaker, 15-20 seconds. Strain into prepared glass. Garnish with lime wedge.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 206 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 3mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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