Classic Margarita

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classic margarita
  • 1Servings



  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt
  • 1 lime wedge, plus 3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
  • Ice
  • 2 1/4 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 1/2 ounces triple sec
  • 3/4 ounce Rich Simple Syrup

Rich Simple Syrup

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water


Simple Syrup

Bring sugar and water to a boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Let cool. Makes 2 cups.


Spread the salt on a small plate. Moisten the rim of a glass with the lime wedge; turn the glass in the salt to coat. Fill the glass with ice.

Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice; add the lime juice, tequila, triple sec and Rich Simple Syrup. Cover; shake vigorously until cold, about 15 seconds. Strain into the salt-rimmed glass and toss in the lime wedge.