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A Riff on The Original Margarita

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Ingredients

1 oz. Cointreau

2 oz. Blanco Tequila

¾ oz. Fresh Lime Juice

½ oz. Fresh Pineapple Juice

1 Tablespoon Kosher Salt

Lime Wedge, for Garnise

1, 1-inch Piece of Fresh Pineapple

Mint

Ice

Preparation

Step 1

Rub the rim of the glass with a lime wedge and reserve for serving. Dip the rim of the glass into the salt and fill with ice. Set aside. 

Step 2

Muddle the pineapple and mint in the bottom of the cocktail shaker. Add the Cointreau, lime juice, and tequila. 

Step 3

Fill shaker with ice, cover and shake vigorously until outside of shaker is very cold, about 30 seconds. 

Step 4

Strain the margarita through a fine-mesh strainer into prepared glass. Garnish with lime wedge. 

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