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Classic Margarita

Photo: Hector Sanchez Styling: Claire Spollen

Hands-on time 3 mins
Total time 3 mins
Yield

Serves 1

Hint: Our nutrition guidelines don't allow for it, but this is easily doubled. Use respectable ($28 or so a bottle) tequila and fresh-squeezed lime juice--the ingredients define this cocktail as much as the technique.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons agave nectar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Grand Marnier (orange-flavored liqueur; optional)
  • 1 lime wedge

Nutrition Information

  • calories 135
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.0 g
  • carbohydrate 10 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 1 mg
  • calcium 4 mg
  • sugars 8 g
  • Est. Added Sugars 8 g

How to Make It

  1. Combine the first 3 ingredients in a cocktail shaker or jar filled with ice. Seal and shake vigorously for 15 seconds. Fill a small tumbler with cracked ice. Strain margarita, add Grand Marnier, if desired, and garnish with a lime wedge.