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Perfect Margarita with a lime and greenery as a garnish. The lowball glass is sitting on a silver platter.

How to Make a Perfect Margarita

  • Author: Ben Myhre
  • Prep Time: 3 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 Minutes
  • Total Time: 5 Minutes
  • Yield: 1 Cocktail 1x
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Shake
  • Cuisine: Mexican


This classic cocktail is a perfect Summertime sipper and tropical favorite. The Perfect Margarita Recipe is a beautiful thing and I have you covered right here with this recipe!


  • Ice
  • Salt, for rimming
  • 2 Ounces Tequila
  • 1 Ounce of Cointreau Triple Sec
  • ½ Ounce Lime Juice (about ½ lime)
  • Small lime wedge, for garnish


  1. Fill a lowball glass with ice
  2. Cut whole lime in half and run juicy side along rim of glass
  3. Salt moistened rim
  4. Fill Shaker with ice
  5. Add Tequila, Cointreau, and Lime Juice
  6. Shake for 30 seconds
  7. Strain into glass
  8. Garnish and serve

Keywords: Perfect Margarita