My favorite warm weather alcoholic drink is the classic margarita—but not just any margarita. It has to be homemade and must have freshly squeezed lime juice and Cointreau. No mixes! Here’s how I make it:


1 part freshly squeezed lime juice 2 parts Cointreau 3 parts tequila


  1. Mix the three ingredients together, with ice.
  2. Serve on the rocks (after a good stir) in a highball glass, or, serve up (shake with ice and strain) in a martini glass.