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This is one of my favorite recipes for a Classic Margarita on the rocks…

Classic Margarita with a Lime Sugar-Salt Rim
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Classic Margarita with a Lime Sugar-Salt Rim

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

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  • 1 1/2 ounces 100% agave, silver tequila
  • 1/2 ounce triple sec
  • 1 to 1 1/4 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz Simple Syrup (optional) - 1/2 C water and 1 C granulated sugar, bring water to a boil, add sugar and stir, continue boiling until sugar has dissolved. Let cool. Will last 1 week in a jar with a tight fitting lid.
  • Ice
  • Lime slice, for garnish
  • Zest of half a lime
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar


  1. Make the Lime sugar salt: Blend together lime zest, salt and sugar in a small blender or mini food chopper.
  2. Rim the glass.
  3. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  4. Add the tequila, lime juice, triple sec and simple syrup.
  5. Shake, strain, and serve over ice in a glass.
  6. Enjoy!

Margarita Monday classic margarita