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Classic Margarita



  • 2/3 c sugar
  • 2/3 c water

Drink Mix:

  • 1 ½ c tequila
  • 1 c orange liqueur (such as Cointreau)
  • 1 c fresh lime juice

Glass Rim:

  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp kosher salt


  • Ice cubes
  • Lime wedges, for garnish


  1. In a large jar with a tight-fitting lid, vigorously shake syrup ingredients until the sugar dissolves, about 1 minute. Pour the syrup into a pitcher.

  2. Add drink ingredients to the pitcher; stir.

  3. To rim the glass, put lime juice on one plate and salt on another plate. Dip the rims of 8 glasses into the lime juice, then into the salt.

  4. Fill the glasses with ice, then add the margarita. Garnish with lime wedges.

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