Classic Margarita Recipe

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Classica Margarita Recipe

It’s no secret, many love good margaritas. Whether it’s made with tequila, mezcal or sotol, whether they’re on the rocks or frozen – there are few beverages that are more refreshing than a margarita.

Fun Facts: 1) ‘margarita’ means ‘daisy’ in Spanish and 2) legend has it that the o.g. margarita was based off another cocktail that was popular during Prohibition: the Daisy. The only difference between the Daisy and the margarita is that ‘the Daisy’ was made with brandy and the ‘margarita’ with tequila.

Enjoy a glass of our Classic Margarita recipe on Taco Tuesday or make a big pitcher for hosting friends.


Classic Margarita (by the glass)

Yield: 1 Cocktail 

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ oz tequila, mezcal or solto
  • 1 oz cointreau
  • ¾ oz freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • simple syrup or agave nectar
  • 1 cup ice
  • salt (for rimming)
  • lime wedge (for garnish)

Glassware

Tools

Instructions

Rim Glass

Using the Jose Cuervo Premium Margarita Rimming Salt with juicer lid, remove the lid and juice a lime. Take your rocks glass and dip the mouth of your glass in the lime juice, then dip the lime juiced rim in the salt. Set aside.

Prepare Lime Garnish

Cut off the end of your lime then cut the lime end into thirds. Taking one of your lime wedges, make a small cut in the middle of the flesh. Add your lime wedge to the rim of the glass.

Make Margarita

Add your spirit, lime juice and cointreau to a cocktail shaker, shake or stir until combined. Add sweetener to taste. Fill your prepared rocks glass with ice, pour in the margarita mixture over the ice. Serve immediately.


Margaritas in a PitcherClassic Margarita (by the pitcher)

Yield: 16 Cocktails 

Ingredients

  • 3 cups tequila, mezcal or solto
  • 2 cups cointreau
  • 1.5 cups freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • simple syrup or agave nectar (to taste)
  • 4 cups ice
  • salt (for rimming)
  • lime wedges (for garnish)

Glassware

Tools

Instructions

Rim Glass

Using the Jose Cuervo Premium Margarita Rimming Salt with juicer lid, remove the lid and juice a lime. Take your glasses and dip the mouths of your glasses in the lime juice, then dip the lime juiced rim in the salt. Set aside.

Prepare Lime Garnish

Cut off the end of your lime then cut the lime end into thirds. Taking your lime wedges, make a small cut in the middle of the flesh. Add your lime wedge to the rim of the glass.

Make Margarita

Add your spirit, lime juice, cointreau and 2 cups of ice to a pitcher, stir until combined. Add sweetener to taste. Fill your prepared glasses with ice, pour in the margarita mixture over the ice. Serve immediately.

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