To adjust the sweetness, use more or less orange liqueur (different brands will also vary in sweetness). You can also use a touch of simple syrup, if you like it sweeter. You can also substitute the orange liqueur with 1 oz. of simple syrup and several hearty dashes of orange bitters.
1 1/2fl oz.(45ml)Tequila
1 1/2fl oz.(45ml)Lime Juice(usually 2-3 limes)
1fl oz.(30ml)Orange Liqueur, or to taste (triple sec, Cointreau, Grand Marnier, etc.)
optional - Flaky salt, for garnish
1 optional - lime wedge, for garnish
Prepare Glass: Rub the rim of your glass with the lime wedge. Roll the rim in the flaky salt, if desired. Add ice to the glass if drinking on the rocks.
Combine the tequila, lime juice, and orange liqueur in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until nicely chilled.
Strain into the prepared glass. Squeeze the lime wedge over the margarita and drop in. Enjoy!