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Margarita recipe

Margarita recipe

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Refreshing and zingy, it’s no wonder the margarita is such a classic summer cocktail, perfect for any alfresco evening with friends. And for even more zing, we’ve added a little lime zest to the salt rim. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 5 mins to prepare
  • 170 calories / serving


  • 200ml (7fl oz) tequila
  • 100ml (3 1/2fl oz) Cointreau
  • 100ml (3 1/2fl oz) freshly squeezed lime juice (3-4 limes)
  • large handful ice cubes

For the garnish

  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • 2 tbsp flaked sea salt
If you don't have any limes, try a lemon instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    0g <1%
  • Saturates

    0g <1%
  • Sugars

    1g 1%
  • Salt

    2g 33%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 1g Protein 1g Fibre 0g


  1. Place 4 martini glasses in the freezer 5 minutes before you want to serve the margaritas.
  2. Meanwhile, half-fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Add the tequila, Cointreau and lime juice and shake well for 30 seconds.
  3. Place the salt in a small, shallow dish and zest in a little of the lime.
  4. Remove the martini glasses from the freezer. Rub a lime wedge around their rims to moisten and dip into the salt to coat them. Fine strain the margaritas into the glasses and serve immediately.

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