This recipe produces a grown-up cocktail, strong and tart; not a spiked fruit punch for drinkers with teenage palates.
|01||Three-quarters fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Add the tequila, Cointreau and lime juice, cover the shaker and shake vigorously about 50 times.|
|02||Let the shaker sit for 2-3 minutes.|
|03||Meanwhile, pour salt into a small bowl to a depth of about a centimetre. Rub the cut surface of the reserved squeezed lime half around the rim of a large Old Fashioned glass or white wine glass, then dip the rim into the salt to lightly coat the exterior.|
|04||Add 2 or 3 fresh ice cubes to the glass, if you like (the Margarita may also be taken straight), then strain in the contents of the shaker.|
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