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Handmade fresh margarita

A handmade fresh margarita is so much better than most of the margaritas in this world that are made with premixed sweet and sour. In my opinion, sugar and additive-dense commercial sweet and sour mix is the reason for most margarita hangovers. Or at least hangovers that result from a margarita or two. If you have three or more, you are on your own.

A little bit of orange juice

I did a lot of reading, talking and tasting to figure out this margarita. I am not sure if that is a perk or a penalty of the food-blogging trade, but I happily rose to the occasion. The secret is a splash of fresh orange juice. This seemingly small addition really smoothes out a margarita.

Up or on the rocks

Serve this margarita up like a martini, or on the rocks.

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Rating: 51

Prep Time: 2 minutes

2 minutes

Yield: 1

Margarita made with Grand Marnier, fresh squeezed lemon, lime & orange juice, and a splash of agave nectar.


  • 1 lime wedges
  • Margarita salt
  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces blanco or reposado tequila
  • 1 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce meyer lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce orange juice
  • 1 ounce Grand Marnier or Cointreau
  • 1/2 to 1 ounce agave nectar, to taste
  • 1 slice of lime


  1. Run a lime around the rim of a rocks glass or a martini glass. Dip the edges of the glass in a platter of margarita salt.
  2. Put a handful of ice in a cocktail shaker and add tequila, lime juice, lemon juice, orange juice, Grand Marnier and a agave nectar.If serving into a highball glass put ice in the glass before pouring. If serving in a martini glass pour straight up with no ice. Shake vigorously and strain into glass. Serve with a slice of lime.

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