Classic Cocktails: The Margarita

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Aug. 11, 2015

We love new, creative cocktails, but sometimes you just want one of the classics. In this new video series, we asked New York bartender Michael Neff to show us how to make a few essential drinks, and to tell us a bit about the story behind each one.

Today Michael chats about the Margarita and its origins. Come join us for a round--this one's on the house.


Orange liqueur 3/4 Ounce (such as Triple Sec, Cointreau)
Tequila 2 Ounce
Fresh lime juice 1 Ounce (from about 2 limes)

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 1

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 139Calories from Fat 1

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat %

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 34 mg1.42%

Total Carbohydrates 19 g6.3%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 10 g

Protein %

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet