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The Original Margarita Recipe (How to Make this Classic Cocktail)

The original Margarita Recipe is made with the best tequila, fresh limes, course salt and is mixed with a secret ingredient. This fun drink is the classic margarita cocktail for happy hour.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Original Margarita
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Author Ali Randall


  • 9 shots freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 6 shots of quality top shelf silver tequila
  • 4 shots of Grand Marnier or Cointreau
  • 1.5 cups of powdered sugar
  • Crushed ice
  • Kosher salt to rim the glass
  • Lime slices or wedges


  • Run a wedge of lime around each glass and coat in kosher salt. In a pitcher, pour in the lime juice, tequila, orange liqueur and powdered sugar and mix the ingredients until the sugar has dissolved completely. Pour over ice in salt rimmed glasses.