Classic Margarita Recipe

A refreshing Mexican drink from New York restaurant Dos Caminos.


1 oz. Simple Syrup (see below)
1 tbsp Lime-Salt-Sugar (see below)
3 oz. 100% agave silver tequila
2 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 to 1 tsp orange liqueur
Lime wedges, to garnish

Simple Syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup water

Zest of 1 lime
2 tbsp kosher salt
2 tbsp sugar


Step 1: For Simple Syrup, combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Remove and cool. You can store extra syrup in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

Step 2: For the Lime-Salt-Sugar, combine the lime, salt and sugar in a small blender or mini food chopper and blend until finely chopped.

Step 3: Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the tequila, lime juice, Simple Syrup and orange liqueur. Cover and shake until mixed and chilled, about 30 seconds.

Step 4: Pour the Lime-Salt-Sugar onto a plate. Press the rims of 2 chilled rocks or wine glasses into the mixture to rim the edge. Strain the margarita into the glasses and serve.

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Reprinted with permission from Ivy Stark and Joanna Pruess' Dos Caminos' Mexican Street Food (2011 Skyhorse Publishing).