8 ounces tequila (for a margarita, I recommend Cazadores reposado or Herradura)
3 ounces fresh lime juice (key limes are best)
3 teaspoons of cane sugar
Rock salt on a plate
Before you start squeezing limes, put tequila and sugar in a glass and stir vigorously.
Rub a lime over the rim of your glasses. Salt rims.
Add ice to glasses.
Pour margarita over ice and serve.
Felisa Rogers studied history and nonfiction writing at the Evergreen State College and went on to teach writing to kids for five years. She lives in Oregon’s coast range, where she works as a freelance writer and editor.