Serves 4

¾ cup  tequila

1/2 cup  fresh lime juice (from 4 to 6 limes)

1/2 cup Triple Sec, Cointreau, Grand Marnier or Orange juice

1 lime, sliced

kosher salt (optional)

In a medium pitcher, combine the tequila, lime juice, Triple Sec, and 1/2 cup water.If desired, rub the rims of 4 glasses with a lime slice and dip in salt to coat. Serve the margaritas in the prepared glasses over ice and garnish with the lime slices.