Prep Time
10 Mins
Makes 1 1/2 cups

These are potent, yet amazingly smooth-tasting when you use good-quality tequila and orange liqueur and thoroughly shake the mixture with ice before pouring over ice cubes to serve.

How to Make It

Step 1

Rub rims of 4 chilled glasses with lime wedge; dip rims in salt to coat. Fill glasses with ice.

Step 2

Stir together tequila and next 3 ingredients in a small pitcher, stirring until sugar is dissolved.

Step 3

Fill a cocktail shaker half full with ice. Add desired amount of margarita mixture, cover with lid, and shake until thoroughly chilled. Strain into prepared glasses. Garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.

Step 4

Note: We tested with Jose Cuervo Especial for tequila and Triple Sec for orange liqueur.

Step 5

Try these twists!

Step 6

Pomegranate Margaritas: Decrease lime juice to 1/4 cup. Stir 1/2 cup pomegranate juice into tequila mixture in Step Makes about 2 cups.

Step 7

Strawberry Margaritas: Substitute red decorator sugar crystals for margarita salt. Reduce powdered sugar to 1/4 to 1/3 cup and lime juice to 1/4 cup. Process 1 (10-oz.) package frozen strawberries in light syrup, thawed, in blender 30 seconds or until smooth. Stir strawberry puree into tequila mixture in Step Makes 2 1/2 cups.

Ratings & Reviews

CynRobin's Review

July 31, 2010
seriously good drink! use the recommended brand tequila and triple sec. i have even tried this with truvia. (less truvia than powdered sugar because it tastes sweeter) potent and smooth.. perfect!! yum