Top Shelf Margarita Grande Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, 2004

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Preparation time: 5 min
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Serves: 1

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Finely grated lime zest
Coarse kosher salt
Lime slice or wedge
2 ounces top-shelf tequila (recommended: Cuervo Gold or anejo tequila)
1-ounce orange-flavored liqueur (recommended: Grand Marnier or Cointreau)
1 1/2 ounces lime juice, or more, to taste
1 1/2 cups ice cubes


In a small shallow bowl or rimmed saucer combine the lime zest and salt and mix well. Run the lime slice around the rim of a stemmed, wide mouthed glass to moisten it, then turn the glass upside down and press the rim in the salt mixture. Set glass aside.
In a cocktail shaker combine all remaining ingredients and shake well to chill. Strain into the prepared glass and serve immediately.

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