Classic margarita recipe, made with tequila, Cointreau and lime juice.
- 50ml (2 fl oz/2 parts) tequila
- 25ml (1 fl oz/1 part) Cointreau
- 25ml (1 fl oz/1 part) lime juice (saved the spent lime for the glass rim)
- simple sugar syrup, to taste (recipe below)
- salt, sprinkled on a saucer
- lime slices for decorating the glass/drink
- 3 ice cubes
A cocktail shaker would be great, if not, just stir it all up well.
Simple Sugar Syrup
- 200g/1 cup white sugar
- 125ml/half cup water
- Run a lime slice all around the rim of your glass.
- Dip the glass rim into the salt, coating well.
- Add the required amounts of tequila, cointreau, lime juice and syrup into your shaker with about half a dozen ice cubes.
- Shake it all up really well.
- Taste, add more sugar if you think it needs it.
- Pour the margarita, minus the ice cubes, into your prepared glass, stick a lime slice on and sip away!
- Place the water and sugar into a small pan and bring to a boil.
- Simmer for 10 minutes on the lowest heat to allow the flavours to develop and the syrup to thicken.
- Leave to cool, no need to place in the fridge.
Total time does not take into account the making of the simple syrup, which should be made, then cooled.
- Category: Drinks
- Cuisine: Mexican