Classic Margarita


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Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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I know, I know.  It is only the 4th…but you’ll want to have this margarita recipe ready for tomorrow. 

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How do you drink your margarita?

I am an on-the-rocks, no salt kind of girl.   Nope, not a fan of the salt rim (although it makes for a pretty picture).  I would rather get my salt in the form of tortilla chips and salsa (or guacamole!).

 But if salt is your thing, be my guest!

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I really love a good margarita.  The best margarita I’ve ever had came from a restaurant called La Paz  up in Frederick.  But have you ever tried to go to a Mexican restaurant on Cinco de Mayo?  I would rather make my own margaritas at home than try to deal with those kinds of crowds, thankyouverymuch.

However, I don’t really love margaritas that have been made with sour mix.  I much prefer them to be made with lime juice.

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And here is a secret.  I use bottled lime juice.  It is so much easier than squeezing a million limes, which is more or less how many you have to squeeze to get enough juice to make all the margaritas I can drink. 

I’ll get my arm workout with chip and salsa curls. 


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Classic Margaritas

adapted from this recipe

Makes 6 drinks

Print this recipe!


  • 1 1/2 cups tequila
  • 3/4 cup triple sec
  • 3/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tbsp sugar (omit this if you are using bottled lime juice-most are already sweetened)
  • 8 cups ice
  • Kosher salt (optional)
  • Lime wedges (optional, but pretty!)


  1. In a large pitcher, combine tequila, triple sec, lime juice, sugar (if you are using), and ice.  Stir until well combined.
  2. If you are rimming the glasses with salt, pour salt onto a small shallow plate.  Rub a cut lime around the rim of the glass and dip the rim into the salt.
  3. Pour margaritas evenly among the glasses.  Garnish with a lime wedge.

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4 comments to Classic Margarita

  • Why am I suddenly soooooo thirsty?
    I’m going to have a margarita tonight for sure and I know the perfect bartender to make me one. Bernie Morgan at the Club. Becky, your in-laws know Bernie…..they know what good drinks he can make! I’m like you, no salt on my rim please….you are right, looks pretty, but nasty!

  • Kim Harmon

    Yum! I use frozen Limeade concentrate — but I’ll try the lime juice. And glad to hear you’ve had a LaPaz margarita. Best item on their menu! Did you know they cut you off at 5….? Just sayin’!

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