This recipe is for 1 serving. However, when Ed/I make margaritas, depending on the number of people to be served, we make up to 4 servings at a time.
Chill large cocktail glasses well [I do not have the space to store occasionally used "margarita glasses" so I use large wine glasses, usually not chilled]. Rub the rim with a
slice of lime
a little salt, either ordinary table salt or finely ground rock salt [I use sea salt or Kosher salt]
on a small plate. Press the rim of the glass into it, giving it a turn to make sure the rim is ringed with salt. [I then fill the glass with crushed ice.]
In a cocktail shaker combine:
1 1/2 ounces white tequila [I use Jose Cuervo Especial Tequila Oro]
1/2 ounce Triple Sec
1 ounce fresh lime juice
A few cubes ice, crushed
Cover and shake together well. Pour the mixture through a strainer into the prepared glass[es].
* Page343, 1972 edition