Classic margarita

Salty and strong, there's nothing like a classic margarita to liven up the party.

  • 15 mins preparation
  • Serves 8
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Classic Margarita
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Classic margarita
  • 1 lime, quartered
  • coarse salt
  • 5 cup crushed ice
  • 2/3 cup (160ml) white tequila
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) cointreau or triple sec
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) lime juice


Classic margarita
  • 1
    Rub the rims of 8 cocktail glasses with the lime to moisten. Invert glasses onto a saucer of salt to coat the rims. Place glasses upright on tray, freeze for about 15 minutes.
  • 2
    Blend or process ice, tequila, liqueur and lime juice until they are well combined.
  • 3
    Divide the margarita mixture between the glasses. Serve immediately garnished with extra lime slices.


Glasses can be salt-rimmed and kept in the freezer for several hours before serving. The recipe is best made just before serving.

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