The best margaritas are made very simply with only 100 percent agave tequila. We like to use the high-quality Cuervo 1800, Patron Silver, Herradura, or Don Julio. We especially love Reposada which is a style of tequila where tequila is aged in oak barrels for anywhere from 2 to 12 months. This creates a much smoother tequila than non-aged tequila. There is no sugar or added ingredients for the tequila to hid behind, so you want to use top shelf. A splash of Cointreau and you're all set!
- Salt, for rimming the glass (optional)
- 3 ounces tequila (blanco, 100 percent agave)
- 2 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1 ounce Cointreau (not Triple Sec)
If using salt, place in a shallow dish. Moisten the rim of your glass a choice with a dampened paper towel, then dip in salt.
Fill the glass with ice.
Fill shaker with tequila, lime juice, and Cointreau; and shake.