Classic Margarita

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

Classic Margarita with a Lime Sugar-Salt Rim

Preparation 5 min
Total Time 0:05
Serves 1     adjust servings

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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!


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 264kcal Calories from fat 1
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 346mg 14%
Carbohydrate 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 32g
Protein 0g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
Margarita Monday classic margarita

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