In the 1940s the Margarita almost single-handedly introduced American drinkers to tequila. Today it’s still the most popular cocktail made with the Mexican staple. Much like the Daiquiri though, the Margarita is often (and erroneously) served as a frozen, slushie-like concoction. This can dilute an otherwise excellent drink, so be sure to serve this classic up, in a cocktail glass, as it was meant to be.

2 oz blanco tequila

3 Tbs triple sec

2 Tbs lime juice

Salt (optional)

Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice and add the tequila, triple sec, and lime juice. Shake thoroughly and strain into a cocktail glass. Many boozehounds like to salt the rim of their glasses, though personally, I’m not a fan.



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