#FridayCocktail – the Margarita

By / Wine + Drinks / May 16th, 2014 / 1

Put away your winter whites and pull out those linen pants, sundresses and bermudas. Here in Canada, the last Monday before, or on, May 24th is a holiday AND the unofficial start of summer. Celebrate with this classic summer cocktail – the Margarita.



2 ounces blanco tequila

½ ounce orange liqueur (Cointreau, Triple Sec)

1 ½ ounces fresh lime juice

1 tablespoon sugar syrup

Lime wedge

Kosher salt




Spread salt in a thin layer on a small plate.

Rub the rim of an 8-10 ounce glass of your choice with lime wedge.

Dip the moistened glass rim in the salt and coat lightly.

Fill glass ¼ of the way with ice.

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice and sugar syrup.

Shake for 30 seconds and strain into pre-prepared glass.

Garnish with lime wedge.


Shannon is an urban soul living (and loving) a small-town, country life. Short term goals include always keeping her wine glass, and outlook on life, half-full. Long term goal…taking her three boys on a 6 month south Pacific adventure. We’ll keep you updated.

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