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. 

Zoe Engongoro
Recipe by Well Done


Read the full recipe after the video.

Recipe Summary

5 mins
5 mins
Serves 1 (serving size: 1 drink)


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.