2 cocktails
You’ll find lots of opinions about what tequila to use and if you can, you’ll be happily rewarded if you use a tequila that is 100% agave – I like blanco (white.) Mexican or golden limes have more flavor, and yield more juice, than rock-hard green limes. Not everyone thinks that margaritas need Triple Sec, or even orange liqueur, so feel free to leave it out.I chill glasses in advance, which helps the salt stick to the rim. You can also just swipe the rim with a cut lime then dip it in coarse salt.
3 ounces tequila
1 1/2 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
optional: 1 ounce Triple Sec
Kosher or coarse salt
1. Add the tequila, lime juice, and triple sec (if using) into a cocktail shaker with some ice. You can also mix them by hand in a large measuring cup or pitcher.
2. Put some salt on a plate and rub the rim in the salt so it clings.
3. Shake or stir the margarita ingredients vigorously so they get well-chilled, then divide the mixture into the salt-rimmed glasses.
Serve over ice, if desired, or up.