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The Best Authentic Margaritas

The Best Fresh Margarita

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There is no better way to drink margaritas than with fresh lime juice and agave nectar. This recipe is the real deal!

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3 1x


Units Scale
  • 125 milliliters fresh lime juice (4-6 limes)
  • 100 milliliters fresh orange juice
  • 175 milliliters tequila (100% agave silver tequila)
  • 50 milliliters Cointreau or other good orange liqueur
  • 50 milliliters light agave nectar or to taste
  • kosher salt optional


  1. Squeeze lime and orange juices into glass measuring cup. (I measure using the metric side.)
  2. Add tequila, Cointreau, and agave nectar. Stir well. Taste and add more agave nectar to taste if desired.
  3. To salt glass, rub cut lime around outer edge of the rim, coating the top 1/2″ well with lime juice. Pour about a teaspoon of salt into the palm of your hand, and roll outer edge of glass in salt until coated.
  4. Fill glasses with ice. Pour, sip, pucker, smile.
  • Author: Andi
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Cuisine: Mexican