8. Margarita

A salt-rimmed glass filled with sweet citrus liquid is my idea of the perfect traditional drink!

Margaritas are another common “chick drink,” but I know men love ‘em too--even if they don’t always admit it!

Whether it’s served blended or over ice, it’s the ideal concoction to serve at a summer BBQ or for a girls’ night in.

Have fun adding your own twist to it by adding fruit flavors!


Salt, for rimming the glass (optional)


1 1/2 ounces tequila (blanco, 100 percent agave)

1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice

1/2 ounce Cointreau (not Triple Sec)


If using salt, place in a shallow dish.

Moisten the rim of a rocks glass with a dampened paper towel, then dip in salt.

Fill the glass with ice;

add tequila, lime juice, and Cointreau;

and stir a few times until chilled.

Serve immediately.

Old Fashioned