1 heaping cup ice cubes

1 ½ ounces silver tequila

1 ½ ounces freshly squeezed lime juice

¾ ounce Cointreau or triple sec

¼ teaspoon sugar


Combine all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously. Pour into a chilled margarita glass and serve immediately.

Makes 1 strong margarita. If you like, rim the glass with salt by dipping into lime juice and then immediately into kosher salt. This style of margarita is found throughout the American Southwest.