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Summer Cocktail Hack: Make The Perfect Margarita In Five Minutes

The Margarita is an essential summer cocktail. It balances citrus and sweetness so it isn't overpowering when it's hot. It may seem complicated to make, but you only need five ingredients for this iconic tequila mainstay. Follow these instructions, and you'll be sipping a perfect cocktail in no time. 


  • 2 oz premium blanco tequila
  • 1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 oz agave syrup
  • Ice cubes
  • Lime wedge for garnish


  1. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes, combine tequila, lime juice, and agave syrup.
  2. Shake the mixture vigorously for 20 seconds.
  3. Fill a rocks glass with fresh ice.
  4. Strain the mixture into the glass.
  5. Garnish with with a lime wedge.

Pro-Tip For a salted Margarita, rub the squeezed lime on the rim of your glass, and then roll it in salt. Make sure you do this before you fill your glass with ice.

Hot Remix  Use mezcal instead of tequila for a hint of smoke, or try a higher proof tequila such as Don Fulano Blanco Fuerte or PM Spirits Project Blanco 40 to unleash your drink's full potential.

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