Margaritas are a refreshing treat, especially when you're spending warm Southern summers on your porch or throwing alfresco luncheons. You don't need to purchase premade margarita mix – this simple tutorial shows how to make margaritas from scratch. Beat the heat by mastering this classic recipe from our friends at Real Simple, then experiment with adding spices, fresh herbs, or even fresh fruit.
2 lime wedges
2 ounces silver tequila
1 ounce Cointreau
1 ounce lime juice
Add ¼-inch coarse salt to a shallow dish. Moisten the rim of an old-fashioned glass with a lime wedge. Roll rim of glass in salt until the entire outer edge is covered. Fill glass with ice. Combine 1 oz. Cointreau, 2 oz. silver tequila, and 1 oz. lime juice in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. Shake well. Strain into salt-rimmed glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.