Create simple syrup by heating water and sugar in microwave for 30 seconds. Stir about 20 sceonds to fully dissolve. Heat another 30 seconds and let cool.
Blend together lime zest, salt and sugar in a small blender or mini food chopper.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add tequila, lime juice, Simple Syrup and orange liqueur. Cover and shake until mixed and chilled, about 30 seconds. (In general, the drink is ready by the time the shaker mists up.)
Place Lime-salt-sugar on a plate. Press the rim of a chilled rocks or wine glass into the mixture to rim the edge. Strain margarita into the glass.
Price Per Serving
based on average national price: excludes store savings and local grocery store pricing