A classic margarita is a refreshing tart drink, served over ice with salt crusting the rim of the glass. The total volume is only 120ml plus ice so a short "tumbler" type glass works well, or a mid sized cocktail glass if you have one.
- 60ml tequila
- 30ml Triple Sec or Cointreau
- 30ml fresh lime juice
- a wedge of lime
- 1 cup ice cubes + extra for serving
- approx 1 tsp flakey or crushed sea salt to garnish rim of glass
Sprinkle salt onto a saucer.
Rub rim of the glass with lime wedge then invert glass and place the rim of the glass into the salt. The salt will adhere to the juice on the rim forming a fine crust. Set aside.
Into a cocktail shaker place Tequila, Triple Sec (or Cointreau) and lime juice, add ice and shake vigorously for 20-30 seconds until the shaker is cold.
2/3 fill the prepared glass with ice and strain the cocktail into the glass. Garnish with a lime wedge. The cocktail will have a slightly milky opaque appearance.
There are lots of variations to a basic margarita using fruits, different garnishes etc, so master the classic then get creative.