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Two margaritas on the rocks with a lime garnish on a white platter.
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4.1 from 20 votes

Margarita on the Rocks

This simple margarita recipe only has 4 ingredients! Reposado tequila is the "secret" to this sensational tequila cocktail!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 1
Calories: 209kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. reposado tequila
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 oz. agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon chile lime salt I used Tajin
  • 1 lime wedge optional

Instructions

  • Reserve one of the juiced limes to rim the glass. Run the lime around the rim.
  • Spread the chile lime salt on a small plate. Dip the rim into the chile salt, making sure to cover the entire rim.
  • In a shaker, combine the tequila, lime juice and agave nectar.Add ice and shake for 45 seconds.
  • Add ice to the rimmed cocktail glass and pour the cocktail over. 
  • Garnish with a lime wedge if desired. 

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Notes

Substitutions
Tequila: You can make this cocktail with Blanco or silver tequila if that is what you have on hand but if possible, use the Reposado - it makes a huge difference in the flavor.  
Agave Nectar: If you don't have agave nectar you can use honey or simple syrup but the flavor won't be as rich. 
Chile lime Salt: The brand I used is Tajin, but any Chili lime salt will work. If you don't have any, regular margarita salt or coarse kosher salt will work!
Make-Ahead Tips:
If you're making these for a party, you can juice the limes ahead of time and rim the glasses. To speed up shaking each cocktail, you can combine the tequila, lime juice, and agave syrup and then add 3 3/4 ounces to the shaker for each cocktail. If making in advance, mix up the drink the day of the party for the best flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 2327mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin C: 13.8mg