Margarita

Daisies?consisting of a base spirit, orange liqueur, citrus and sometimes a splash of soda?are thought to have been created in the mid-1800s. "A margarita," says mixologist Philip Ward, "is a daisy made with tequila and triple sec."

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Ingredients

  • 2 lime wedges
  • Kosher salt
  • Ice
  • 2 ounces blanco tequila
  • 1 ounce Cointreau or other triple sec
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice

How to make this recipe

  1. Moisten the outer <a href="/articles/cocktail-basics-techniques#rimmingaglass">rim</a> of a coupe with a lime wedge; coat lightly with salt. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, then add the tequila, Cointreau and lime juice; shake well. Strain into the coupe and garnish with the remaining lime wedge.

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