Classic Margarita

Donna's Classic Margarita

Makes two cocktails

  • 4 ounces Tequila

  • 2 ounce Grand Marnier or Triple Sec

  • 1-ounce simple syrup

  • 3 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice


First, make your simple syrup by heating equal parts water and sugar together in a small pot over medium heat.  Bring the mixture to a boil, stir to combine the sugar and water and remove from the heat to cool.

Squeeze limes to get the amount of lime juice you will need to make your drinks.  Prepare your margarita glasses with salt on the rim, if desired.  I run a wedge of lime along the rim and then dip the rim in kosher salt.  If you want to be a little fancier mix the zest of one lime with the salt and then dip the rim of your glass in the mixture.  Set aside to dry.

Add the ice to a Boston Shaker.  Then add Tequila, Grand Marnier or Triple Sec, simple syrup and lime juice and shake until the shaker frosts.  Pour the margarita and ice into the prepared glass.  Serve and enjoy!