The Surprising Truth About Tequila -- and the Only Margarita Recipe You'll Ever Need!

After taste-testing dozens of margaritas, entertaining queen Ina Garten came to two conclusions: "The good news is that the cheapest tequila makes the best margaritas," says the Barefoot Contessa star, "but you must use freshly squeezed lime juice." Sounds like a fair trade to us. Whip up these exceptional iced margaritas for Cinco de Mayo...or, you know, a Wednesday. We won't judge.

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Iced Margaritas

1/2 cup coarse salt
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (about 4 limes' worth), plus more for garnish
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
1 cup triple sec
1 cup white tequila

1. Pour the salt onto a small plate. Rub the outside rim of each glass with the cut lime. Dip each glass into the reserved salt; set aside.

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2. Place lime juice, lemon juice, triple sec, and 3 cups ice in a blender, and puree on low speed until completely blended. Add tequila and blend for 2 seconds. Pour margaritas into the reserved glasses, over ice, and serve immediately.

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