Classic Margarita

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READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by slickchick

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 :)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 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 12 teaspoon sugar
  • lime, rounds (to garnish)


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all ingredients and shake for 30 seconds. Set aside.
  2. Place a lime round into the base of a salt-rimmed martini glass.
  3. Shake the margarita 15 seconds more, then strain into glasses.
  4. Serve immediately.
  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. *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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