This minimalist margarita is quickly becoming the margarita of choice thanks to its tart and crisp flavor that lets the tequila shine. There's no orange liqueur to worry about, just sweetener (simple syrup, honey, and agave all work well), fresh lime juice, and a good blanco or reposado tequila. If you only learn to make one cocktail, it should be this dangerously good party starter.
- 2 ounces tequila
- 1 ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice (don't use bottled, just squeeze a lime, it's not hard)
- ½ ounce agave syrup
Combine all ingredients in a shaker over ice, shake to chill, and strain over fresh ice. Salt garnish optional.