The perfect margarita is all about fresh, crisp flavors barely tempered by triple sec and sugar. After testing all the ratios, this is the one we reach for.
Why this recipe works:
A good quality tequila needs no sugar to balance the acidity of lime juice beyond triple sec.
Cointreau makes for a balanced, smooth margarita without taking away from the tequila.
Note: This recipe works best with a high quality tequila. If you’re using a budget brand that’s a little harsh, swap the proportions for the Cointreau and lime juice and add 1/4 ounce simple syrup to each drink.