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How To Make The Perfect Margarita, Because You Deserve It

Margaritas are deceptively simple

In the words of margarita king himself, Jimmy Buffet: "It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere..."

It's a simple thing — limes, liquor, and salt. Yet, the margarita has the power to turn an otherwise ordinary evening into an occasion. 

In our current climate, where staying home is not only encouraged but government-enforced, we could all do with turning yet another dull evening at home into something fun. 

The thing with margaritas is there are about as many varieties as there are reasons to drink one. Do you want it frozen or on the rocks? Salt or sugar rim? Fruit-flavoured or classic? But being the purists we are, we argue that there's only one true way to drink one and that is sticking by this classic margarita recipe. 

So, because it truly is 5 O'Clock somewhere - get shaking! 



  • 1 lime
  • Salt, to garnish
  • 50ml tequila
  • 20ml Triple Sec
  • A slice of lime, to serve


  1. Cut the lime in half and run over the rim of a margarita glass. Dip the glass into salt to coat the rim.
  2. Juice the lime and add to a cocktail shaker with the tequila, Triple Sec and some ice. Shake the mixture, then strain into the martini glass.
  3. Serve with a slice of lime.

This article was originally published by our sister site, FOOD AND WINE.

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