The Perfect Margarita with a Sweet and Smoky Rim
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Recipe type: Drink
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 1 margarita
  • 2 oz. silver tequila
  • 1 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice, (about 1.5 limes)
  • 1 oz. orange juice
  • Optional: 1 tsp. agave nectar, for sweetness
  • Optional: equal parts sugar and chili powder for the rim
  1. Add the tequila, lime juice, and orange juice to a measuring cup one at a time to make sure your ratios are right. Stir, and serve in a glass full of ice. Top with a lime wedge.
  2. If you want the special rim, mix equal parts sugar and chili powder on a small plate. Run the inside of a cut lime around the rim of an empty glass to get it sticky. Turn the glass upside down and press the sticky rim into the plate with the sugar and chili powder. Flip back over, and pour the ice and drink in the glass.
Recipe by Ally's Cooking at