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My Favorite 3-Ingredient Margarita Recipe

Whitney Port in green dress in kitchen making a margarita for cinco de mayo
This content is sponsored by Cointreau. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Cinco de Mayo is officially here and there’s no better way to celebrate the day than with a little fiesta! This year, Timmy and I are going to be hosting some friends and having a little get together! Whenever we’re having company over, my favorite part of hosting is decorating, creating the ambience and making a special cocktail! Of course, on Cinco de Mayo, no party is complete without a yummy margarita. To make the classic cocktail, I partnered with Cointreau (the crystal clear orange liqueur) and mixed up something soooooo good — The Original Margarita. 

Whitney Port shares recipe for the perfect Cointreau margarita in celebration of Cinco de Mayo

Did you know The Original Margarita dates back to 1948 Acapulco when socialite Margarita Sames mixed her two favorite spirits together — Cointreau and tequila?! Cointreau gives it just the right flavor since it’s the perfect blend of both bitter and sweet orange peels.

The 1849 French brand is also a key ingredient in many classic cocktails, like the Cosmopolitan and Sidecar. To make the beverage for this weekend, I followed the Cointreau Original Margarita recipe:

  • 1 oz. Cointreau
  • 2 oz. Blanco Tequila
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice

Whitney Port shares all the ingredients you need to make the perfect margarita for cinco de mayo with Cointreau

Once you have everything ready, it just takes a few simple steps:

  1. Shake all ingredients with ice
  2. Strain it into a salt-rimmed cocktail glass.

Ta-da! You’ve got a delicious margarita for you and your guests to enjoy.

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