Making a good drink can be really intimidating. I've dedicated an entire section to demystifying the art of making a classic drink in my book (that comes out next August). Since that's a long time to wait, I figured it wouldn't hurt to share one of my favorite recipes - my dad's Orange-Lime Margaritas. They rely on the fresh flavors of bright citrus, good alcohol and not much else.
2 limes 1/2 orange 2 1/2 oz. tequila 1 oz triple sec 1/4 oz. agave syrup 1/4 oz. Cointreau In a cocktail shaker with ice, juice 2 limes and 1/2 orange.
Add tequila, triple sec, and agave syrup. Shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Strain over glass with new ice cubes and float Cointreau on top.
*Another great summer cocktail recipe here.