A classic cocktail for all, the restaurant versions can often be way too sweet. If you invest in a high-quality tequila, you can drastically reduce (or even eliminate) the need for any sort of sugar or sugary mixer.
If you don’t have a great tequila, use a half-ounce more lime juice and a half-ounce less triple sec. You may also add a ¼ to ½ ounce of simple syrup to each drink.
- 2 oz. Blanco tequila
- 2 oz. triple sec
- 1 oz. lime juice (fresh squeezed)
- 1 tbsp. coarse salt (optional, for the rim of the glass)
- 1 lime wheel (for garnish)
- Ice cubes
The directions for the drink itself couldn’t be simpler. Combine tequila, triple sec, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice, shake (for 10 to 15 seconds), and then strain into a glass filled with ice cubes. Add garnish and serve.
For the salt-rimmed glass, rub the outer rim of the glass with lime juice (using a lime wedge makes it easy) and then dip the glass into the coarse salt.