Margaritas are much simpler to make than you might think, they are essentially a mixture of tequila, lime juice and sugar, with a hint of orange flavored liqueur. You can play around with flavors by adding different fruit purees to the recipe, mango and strawberry are very popular.
Yield (serves): 1
Prep time: 5 minutes
1 ¼ ounces (35 ml) Tequila
¾ ounces (20 ml) Cointreau orange liqueur
1 ¼ ounces (35 ml) fresh lime juice
1 ounce (25 ml) Sugar syrup
handful ice cubes
lime wedge, to garnish
1. pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and top with a handful of ice cubes
2. Shake hard for 30 seconds
3. strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a wedge of lime
You can also garnish the glass with salt by rubbing a wedge of lime around one edge of the glass and dipping it into a saucer of sea salt.