Classic Margaritas

The margarita, now one of the most popular cocktails in the world, is thought to have started out as the variation on another prohibition-era drink called the "Daisy". Spanish for "daisy", the marg swapped in tequila for the requisite brandy and lime juice for lemon juice, and a classic was born. Decades have passed, and hundreds of versions of the margarita have been created (oh hey Creamsicle Margarita), but we in the Delish Test Kitchen still love the original. 

Looking for more variations? We've got tons! 

If you're looking for something fruity, give these a try:

- Peach Margarita
- Blueberry Lemonade Margarita
- Strawberry Lemonade Margarita

Feeling more adventurous? Try these:

- Color-Changing Margarita
- Mimosa Margarita
- Moscato Margarita

Have you made this recipe? Rate it below and let us know what you think!   

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Cal/Serv: 246
Yields: 2 servings
Prep Time: 0 hours 5 mins
Total Time: 0 hours 5 mins

lime wedges, for rimming glasses and garnish

1/4 c.

kosher salt or coarse sea salt, for rimming glassis

4 oz.

silver tequila

2 oz.

triple sec

1 1/2 oz.

freshly squeezed lime juice


  1. Place salt on small shallow plate. Rim two glasses with lime wedge, then dip in salt to coat rim.
  2. Divide tequila, triple sec, and lime juice between 2 glasses and stir to combine. Top with ice, garnish with lime, and serve.

Nutrition (per serving): 246 calories, 0 g protein, 15 g carbohydrates, 0 g fiber, 13 g sugar, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 962 mg sodium

For more margarita ideas:

Parker Feierbach + Allie Folino
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