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Classic Margarita in a glass with limes next to it.

Classic Margarita

A simple yet classic Margarita cocktail recipe that's made with tequila, triple sec, simple syrup, and lime juice.

Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Classic Margarita, Cocktail Recipes, Easy Cocktail Recipes, Margarita, Margarita Cocktail
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 Cocktail
Calories 229 kcal
Author Jennifer


  • 1 Cup Ice
  • 2 Ounces Silver Tequila
  • 1/2 Ounce Triple Sec
  • 1/2 Ounce Simple Syrup
  • 1 1/2 Ounces Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
  • 2 Lime wedges
  • 1 Tablespoon Course Salt


  1. In a shaker add the ice, tequila, triple sec, simple syrup, and fresh-squeezed lime juice. Shake until you feel the ingredients are mixed together and the drink is chilled enough for you.

    Margarita Cocktail in a tall glass with limes and salt.
  2. Cut half of the lime into wedges, run a wedge around the rim of a margarita glass. Getting enough of the juice on the rim.

  3. On a plate add the coarse salt, dip the glass in the salt. Getting the salt all around the rim.

    Classic Margarita in a glass with limes next to it.
  4. Pour the shaker ingredients into the prepared Margarita glass. Garnish with the extra lime wedge and enjoy.

    Overhead shot of two glasses filled with margaritas.