Can’t Beat a Classic.

You guys, it’s hot. It’s like 90°F, and a margarita is my favorite hot weather drink. That is why this weekend, I am making it my mission to make sure you have the knowledge to make a classic margarita. No Cuervo mix here!  Let’s get at it!


– 1 1/2 oz. tequila (100% agave a must, preferably a “reposado” simply because I think they’re better)
– 1 1/2 oz. triple sec (or Cointreau if you prefer)
– 1 to 1 1/4 oz. of lime juice
– Optional: Salt for the rim of the glass

Glass prep: If you’re a salted rim kind of person, rub part of your lime around the rim of the glass and dip in salt. I can never make up my mind, so I usually do about half of the rim.

Drink Makin’ Time: Add all the ingredients and some ice to a cocktail shaker and Shake, Shake, Shake, Senora. (preferably while listening to Jump in the Line. Trust me on this one.) You can also add some simple syrup or straigh up sugar if you like yours a little sweeter. After you’ve finished shaking and dancing, strain into a glass over more ice because it’s hot out people!!!. A slice of lime as a garnish and drink, drink, drink, senora!