Margarita, Original
2 oz.tequila
1 oz.Cointreau
1 oz.lime juice (fresh squeezed)
Combine all ingredients in a shaker half-filled with ice. Stir vigorously. Pour the mixture into a cocktail glass. Do not salt the rim, do not use cheap tequila.
This is the original recipe from 1948. Margarita Sames (the drink creator) preferred white tequila; we insist on a reposado or anejo. What a classic!