How to Make a Margarita

How to Cocktail: Margarita

A slight twist on the classic Margarita, this tequila cocktail was invented at Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco. Bartender Jacques Bezuidenhout shows you how to make a Margarita.


  • 2 oz Partida blanco tequila
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz agave syrup  (one part agave nectar, one part water)

Garnish: Lime wheel
Glass: Cocktail, Margarita or Old Fashioned

Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into a chilled Margarita or cocktail glass, or an Old Fashioned glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wheel.



  • steve manktelow posted 3 months ago

    its an awesome drink, but its not a margarita. few years ago we started calling this a Tommy's Margarita (for obvious reasons :) ) which i think is a much better handle......

  • denicehphotmailcom1368882372 posted 3 months ago

    Yeah, I've been making my margaritas like that for years. Nothing new here. I'm not a fan of Cointreau or Grand Marnier, so I just eliminated it. And I don't cut my agave -- geez just use 1/2 oz.. I won't tell you any of my other secrets but you might want to find a more creative bartender!

  • ROBOTALCHEMIST posted 3 months ago

    cointreau is totally an addition that isn't necessary at all for a great margarita.

  • tonykorleone.fce37d9 posted 4 months ago

    haydeelou.0dfe55b is CORRECT

  • haydeelou.0dfe55b posted 1 year ago

    Proper margaritas? American proper maybe. Authentic Mexican Margaritas don't have Cointreau, just saying.

  • simon1900 posted 2 years ago

    Yes but this is a take on the classic renowned Margarita. He explains it very well in the video.

  • lamont.greene.c0d87 posted 2 years ago

    Agree with below comment. A proper margarita is made with cointreau and then you can skip the agave syrup or halve it and it's a proper top shelf margarita.

  • kayes.4b4ff posted 2 years ago

    Margaritas are generally made using a 1-2-3 formula:
    1 part fresh lime juice
    2 parts Cointreau
    3 parts Tequila

    Just sayin...

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