Classic Margarita

The margarita includes ingredients that should stimulate the four primary tastes: sweet, sour, salty and bitter. This recipe achieves a nice balance of these tastes.

Recipe from The Food Channel
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  • Kosher salt for rim
  • Lime wedge for garnish
  • 1 part fresh squeezed lime juice (preferably Key/Mexican Limes)
  • 1 part tequila
  • 1 part triple sec
  • 1/2 part Grand Marnier
Rub lime wedge around the rim of a chilled margarita glass. Invert glass and press into a plate filled with 1/4" of Kosher salt. Set aside.
Pour lime juice, tequila, triple sec and Grand Marnier into a shaker filled with ice. Shake until chilled. Strain into glass with salted rim and garnish with lime wedge.
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