The Classic Margarita

A zesty balance of sweet and tart, this classic recipe is a purist’s dream. Try adding a splash of pineapple or orange juice for a smooth finish with an extra citrus kick.

Colleen Mullaney

The Classic Margarita

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    8 oz. Tequila Blanco 2 cups crushed ice
    4 oz. Cointreau Kosher salt
    2 oz. freshly-squeezed lime juice Lime wedges
    2 oz. pineapple juice


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    • 1

      Pour Kosher salt in a shallow dish. Run a lime wedge over the rims of glasses.

    • 2

      Dip rims into the salt until evenly coated. Let stand.

    • 3

      Combine all ingredients in a shaker or small pitcher. Shake or mix vigorously.

    • 4

      Carefully strain into salt-rimmed glasses, add lime wheels and serve.

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