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Super Simple Margarita

After much experimentation and lots of testing, here it is. The trick to a great margarita is to use an inexpensive silver or blanco tequila. If you use anything better, you're wasting good tequila and we don't recommend that. Ever. Additionally, we have found that the Simply Limeade brand of juice offers a perfect balance of lime and sugar, thereby eliminating the need to make a simple syrup. Viva la Margarita!

Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword lime, tequila
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Author The Cowgirl Gourmet's cowboy


  • 1 1/2 ounces silver or blanco tequila
  • 1/2 cup Simply Limeade heaping or enough to fill the glass
  • 1/2 ounce Cointreau or Grand Marnier
  • 1/2 lime halved, for garnish
  • Kosher or sea salt for the rim, if desired


  1. Pour the ingredients into an ice-filled shaker and shake vigorously for 30 seconds or up to 1 minute.
  2. If you want a salt-rimmed glass, use a lime quarter to wet the outer edge of the glass and then dip the rim into a plate of kosher or sea salt.
  3. Strain the drink into an ice-filled glass, with a salted rim or not and serve.