Whether it’s Tequila Tuesday, Friday night, or just your average weekday, every day is margarita day in our opinion. The margarita — that sweet, salty, every bit delicious drink — is a cocktail for any occasion. Perhaps you like strawberry margaritas, or you have an urge to find the best frozen margarita recipe in the world. VinePair has margarita recipes for those as well as smokey orange, pineapple, blackberry, and every other margarita imaginable.

What’s in the classic margarita though, and how do you make one? To keep it simple, a margarita is tequila, triple sec, and lime. You don’t need the pre-made margarita mix, you just need those three ingredients and whatever extras you want to add. Find the best tequilas for margaritas below to get started.