1 1/2 ounces tequila, silver or reposado
1 ounce Cointreau (orange liqueur)
3/4 ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice
FOR A PITCHER OF MARGARITAS (16 SERVINGS):
3 cups tequila, silver or reposado
2 cups Cointreau (orange liqueur)
1.5 cups freshly-squeezed lime juice
optional: agave nectar or simple syrup for sweetening, if desired ice
optional: lime wedges and salt for rimming the glasses
1) If you would like salt-rimmed glasses, begin by running a lime slice (the juicy part) around the top rim of a glass. Fill a shallow bowl with salt, and dip the rim in the salt until it is covered with your desired amount of salt. Set aside.
2) Add tequila, lime juice and Cointreau to a cocktail shaker, and shake or stir until combined. Taste, and if you would like it to be sweeter (most people do!), stir in a half teaspoon of agave or simple syrup until the mix reaches your desired level of sweetness.
3) Fill glass with ice. Pour in the margarita mixture over the rocks. Serve immediately, garnished with an extra lime wedge if desired.