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RECIPE: All you need in your life is this one margarita recipe

A twist on the classic drink, this margarita swops out on one key ingredient

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By Bon Appetit US | November 5, 2022 | Recipes

You'll notice that this particular margarita recipe is missing one ingredient that's crucial to a classic margarita. Orange liqueur (often Cointreau or another triple sec) typically brings sweetness to this drink, balancing the tart lime and tequila.

The trouble is, that liqueur can mask the flavour of great tequila—and sometimes we really want to taste the tequila. To compensate, this version incorporates simple syrup, which smooths things out but lets the spirit and the lime juice shine. The resulting margarita is fresher tasting, with a brightness that sings of summer. Drink up.


Kosher salt (for serving)

½ thick lime wheel (for serving)

60ml. tequila blanco

25ml. fresh lime juice

25ml. simple syrup


Place some salt on a small plate. Rub rim of an old-fashioned or rocks glass with lime (reserve for serving); dip in salt. Fill with ice and set aside.

Combine tequila, lime juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Fill shaker with ice, cover, and shake vigorously until outside of shaker is very cold, about 20 seconds.

Strain cocktail through a Hawthorne strainer or a slotted spoon into reserved glass. Garnish with lime wheel.

Recipe by Chris Morocco

This article originally appeared on Bon Appetit US

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