A margarita is a cocktail consisting of tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice, often served with salt on the rim of the glass. The drink is served shaken with ice (on the rocks), blended with ice (frozen margarita), or without ice (straight up). While you can serve a margarita in a variety of glass types, ranging from cocktail and wine glasses to pint glasses and even large schooners, the drink is traditionally served in the eponymous margarita glass, a stepped-diameter variant of a cocktail glass or champagne coupe.
1 ½ OUNCES BLANCO TEQUILA
¾ OUNCE ORANGE LIQUEUR, PREFERABLY COINTREAU
¾ OUNCE LIME JUICE
1 TEASPOON AGAVE NECTAR
GARNISH: LIME WHEEL
Prepare a rocks, coupe, or cocktail glass with a salted rim, if desired. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake until chilled. Strain into prepared glass, over ice if desired. Garnish with a lime wheel. Note: if you’re using an orange liqueur other than Cointreau, adjust the lime juice up according to the liqueur’s sweetness.
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