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    Classic Margarita

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    15 mins

    15 mins

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    slickchick's Note:

    This was posted in the Denver Post and is described as a "refreshingly tart recipe for margaritas." It was created by Denver Post restaurant critic Tucker Shaw. I am put it here for safe keeping :)

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 2

    Yield:

    glasses

    Units: US | Metric

    • 4 ounces tequila
    • 2 ounces Cointreau liqueur, triple sec or 2 ounces another favorite orange-flavored liqueur
    • 2 ounces fresh lime juice, takes about 2 limes
    • 1 teaspoon simple syrup or 1/2 teaspoon sugar
    • lime, rounds (to garnish)

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all ingredients and shake for 30 seconds. Set aside.
    2. 2
      Place a lime round into the base of a salt-rimmed martini glass.
    3. 3
      Shake the margarita 15 seconds more, then strain into glasses.
    4. 4
      Serve immediately.
    5. 5
      If ice is desired place a lime round into the base of a highball glass, fill halfway with ice and pour margarita over the top.
    6. 6
      *SIMPLE SYRUP: Easy to make. Take one part sugar and one part water, bring it to a boil, stir to dissolve and cool. Can be made as far in advance as you like, just store it in the fridge.

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    Nutritional Facts for Classic Margarita

    Serving Size: 1 (131 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 7.7
     
    Calories from Fat 0
    33%
    Total Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 0.6 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 2.5 g
    0%
    Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
    0%
    Sugars 0.5 g
    2%
    Protein 0.1 g
    0%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    tequila

    Cointreau liqueur

    simple syrup

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