August 5, 2015
The Classic Margarita
Shaken, not frozen, our margarita cocktail benefits from lots of fresh lime juice, premium tequila and a dash of Grand Marnier — the perfect start to any summer fiesta.
Yield: Serves 1
- In a cocktail shaker, shake all ingredients (except salt) with ice.
- Moisten glass rim with cut lime and dip edge in salt.
- Add ice to glass, and strain in margarita. Margaritas can be made ahead in batches, but taste much better when prepared à la minute.
To make simple syrup, combine 1⁄2 cup sugar with 1⁄2 cup water in a small saucepan and simmer until sugar melts, then allow to cool completely. Stores in the fridge for weeks for future cocktail needs.
House & Home September 2010 Issue