Celebrate making it through a midterm, the weekend finally arriving or simply making it through another day with this classic margarita recipe.

Makes 1 cocktail, because it has been a rough year, and it’s okay to drink alone sometimes.

Disclaimer: Please drink responsibly. We do not condone underage drinking.

What you need

  • Blanco Tequila
  • Triple Sec
  • Limes
  • Simple Sugar (Store-bought or make your own by adding equal parts sugar and water to a saucepan. Put on medium heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Let cool before using)
  • Ice
  • Cocktail Shaker


  • Lemon Squeezer
  • Jigger
  • Coarse Salt

Follow along with our staff photographer Zachary Tate by following the instructions in each photo caption below to create your own: