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Classic Margaritas On the Rocks

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  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x


Units Scale
  • 4 ounces Reposado tequila
  • 2 ounces Cointreau (you can also use triple sec)
  • 1 1/2 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce sweetened lime juice (optional, otherwise use another 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice)
  • Agave nectar or simple syrup to sweeten, as desired
  • Coarse salt and lime slices to garnish


  1. Run a lime slice along the rim of your margarita glass. Dip the rim the glass onto a small plate with coarse salt until coated. Set aside.
  2. Mix tequila, cointreau, and lime juices together in a cocktail shaker. Shake until combined.
  3. Taste and add sweetener as desired. Start with a small amount, 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon. Mix after each addition and taste again (I prefer mine with little to no sweetener but most people like a touch of sweet).
  4. Fill salt rimmed glasses with ice. Pour the margarita mix in the cocktail shaker over the ice. Garnish with a lime slice and serve immediately.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins