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how to make a silver tequila classic margarita

The Best Classic Margarita Recipe

The most perfect classic Margarita recipe is quick and easy to make. This lip smacking tequila cocktail served over ice is the best drink!
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 1 serving
Calories 455


  • 4 ounces tequila (silver recommended)
  • 2 ounces lime juice (freshly squeezed (more if you like it tart))
  • 1 ounce Simple Syrup (recipe link in notes)
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur (Grand Marnier)

For rim of glass:

  • ½ teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar


  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add tequila, lime juice, Simple Syrup and orange liqueur. Cover and shake until mixed and chilled, about 30 seconds. 
  • Use leftover lime to moisten edge of glass. Place salt, sugar, lime juice mixture on a small plate. Press the rim of the glass into the mixture to coat the rim.
  • Fill glass with ice. Strain margarita into the glass. Enjoy!


How to make simple syrup: https://selfproclaimedfoodie.com/make-simple-syrup/


Calories: 455kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Sodium: 2346mg | Potassium: 66mg | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin C: 17mg | Iron: 1mg