The Margarita

Serves 1 very happy margarita lover

Reprinted from TEQUILA: A Guide to Types, Flights, Cocktails, and Bites by Joanne Weir. Photography by Lara Hata. Copyright © 2009. Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA.


Place all of the ingredients except the lime wheel in a shaker with plenty of ice. Shake vigorously for 5 seconds. Strain into a highball glass with one large ice cube and serve.


 2 ounces 100% agave blanco tequila
1/4 ounce agave nectar
3/4 ounce water
1 ounce fresh lime juice
1 lime wheel as a garnish

The Margarita