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how to make a good MARGARITA

Today, Jen, a NYC bartender and now Cocktail Consultant on the show teaches me how to make a good Margarita. And let me tell you, as someone who hates tequila, this was the best margarita BY FAR I ever had. Jen shows us some tricks, like tattooing a lime for cool garnishes and then shows me how to make the classic margarita, one that is balanced and incredibly drinkable. Now I crave one all the time.


  • 2 oz. Blanco Tequila, I prefer Casamigos

  • 3/4 oz. fresh lime juice

  • 1/2 oz. Cointreau

  • 1/4 oz. simple syrup

  • Diamond Kosher salt, Coarse

  • Chilled Cocktail Glasses



First prep your glasses. Use the butt of a lime to tap on the side of one side of the cocktail glass. Then dip that into a bowl with some salt. Try not to get salt into the glass. You don’t want the salt to alter the drink.

Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker, add 4-5 cubes of ice, seal your tins, and shake hard and fast for 10-15 seconds. You want the ice to break, the dilution in the stage is actually acting as an ingredient in the drink. Strain over fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wedge. Serve immediately.


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