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Margarita - The Original

Margarita - The Original

The original and true Margarita recipe. The orange liqueur it contains being the only sweeteness it needs.

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Ingredients [ oz | cl ][ My Bar ]
2 oz Tequila[ Add ]
1 oz Cointreau[ Add ]
1 oz Lime Juice[ Add ]
Method: Prepare in a shaker
Glass: Margarita
  1. Prepare your glass by rimming with salt. First rim the glass with a lime wedge so that the salt can stick to the rim of the glass afterward.
  2. Fill your glass with ice to keep it cold.
  3. Mix the tequila (quality tequila - 100% blue agave - makes all the difference) and Cointreau (or Triple sec) and lime juice in a shaker filled with ice.
  4. Strain into a Margarita glass

Volume: 4.0 oz
Alcohol units: 3.6 standard drinks
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 30%


Times viewed: 117904
Average Score: 8.5 (48 votes)

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This is the original recipe.

Feel free to add simple syrup to sweeten the drink to your taste.

If you find the drink too strong, add less tequila and use a blender instead of a shaker to prepare the drink. More water will make it into the drink.

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Added by David on
Last updated on 2010-12-31 16:41:31
Status: Approved