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Margarita being poured into a tulip glass.
Classic Margarita
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
Whether you prefer the classic margarita or the frozen margarita, this is a summertime drink that is perfectly refreshing.
Course: Beverages
Cuisine: mexican
Keyword: Tequila, Triple Sec, Summer Drinks, Cinco De Mayo, Drinks, Entertaining, Classic Cocktails
Servings: 1
Calories: 289 kcal
  • 1 lime cut into wedges or slices
  • kosher salt
  • ice
  • 2 ounces tequila silver or reposado
  • 1 ounce lime juice about 1 lime
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • ½ ounce agave syrup OR to taste optional
  1. Rub a wedge of lime around the rim of the glass and then dip the outside of the rim of the glass in kosher salt.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  3. Add the tequila (100% agave), Cointreau and lime juice to the shaker and shake hard for about 20 to 30 seconds.
  4. Strain the cocktail into the salt-rimmed glass (with or without ice) and enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Classic Margarita
Amount Per Serving
Calories 289 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 5mg0%
Potassium 68mg2%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 28mg34%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.