Consider yourself a margarita purist? Then you know the deal… Five ingredients: Tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, ice, kosher salt. And keep the sour mix where it belongs (the trashcan). This classic margarita recipe is the formula for poolside perfection. The simple combination yields a balanced, sweet-sour cocktail that’s as refreshing as it is tasty. And being that it literally couldn’t be easier to mix up, you’ll find yourself coming back to this Archer-approved marg again and again.
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3 tablespoons (1 1/2 oz.) tequila
1 1/2 tablespoons (3/4 oz.) orange liqueur (such as Cointreau)
How to Make It
Cut 1 wedge from lime. Squeeze juice from remaining lime a small bowl; set aside. Rub rim of a glass with lime wedge, and set aside lime wedge. Lightly coat rim of glass with salt. Fill prepared glass with ice.
Combine tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Cover and shake vigorously until chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into prepared glass, and garnish with reserved lime wedge.