The Best Margarita EVER

Prep Time 00:05 Cook Time 00:00 Inactive Time 00:00 Total Time 00:05 Yields one 6-ounce serving


  • 2 cups ice cubes, preferably purchased bagged ice (see notes)
  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • Lime slice or wedge, for garnish
  • Salt for rim, optional


  1. Place the ice in a cocktail shaker. Add the tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, and lemon juice,
  2. Shake vigorously about 60 times (yes, 60 times!), until the shaker is cold and almost frosted.
  3. Pour into the margarita glass with the ice cubes. Garnish as desired and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

  • Bagged ice is essential for a quality Margarita because it dilutes the drink the correct amount, see post for more info.
  • Cointreau is less sweet than triple sec and more authentic.
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