This classic margarita recipe combines fresh lime juice, tequila, orange liqueur, and sugar over crushed ice in a glass rimmed with equal parts sugar and coarse salt. They're potent, no doubt about it, but the perfect ratio of lime to sugar to tequila to Triple Sec makes them go down easily - sometimes a little too easily - so watch yourself!
1 1/2cupsgold tequila
3/4cupfresh lime juice
4tablespoonssugardivided (2 tablespoons for the margaritas and 2 tablespoons for the rims of the glasses)
Stir together the tequila, Triple Sec, lime juice, and 2 tablespoons sugar in a large pitcher. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
Mix salt and remaining 2 tablespoons sugar on a small saucer. Rub a lime wedge around the rim of the glasses, then lightly dip the rims of the glasses into the saucer with sugar-salt mixture.
Carefully fill the glasses with crushed ice. Pour margarita into the glasses.