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The Margarita

The Margarita

Serves 1 very happy margarita lover

Reprinted from TEQUILA: A Guide to Types, Flights, Cocktails, and Bites by Joanne Weir. Photography by Lara Hata. Copyright © 2009. Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA.


1 1/2 ounces 100 percent agave tequila
3/4 ounce agave nectar
3/4 ounce water
1 ounce freshly squeezed
lime juice
1 lime slice, for garnish (optional)


Combine all of the ingredients except the garnish in a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice. Shake vigorously for 5 seconds and strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a slice of lime,
if desired.