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Jennifer Aniston's 'cleaner margarita' is the ultimate summer cocktail

The star certainly knows how to shake things up when it comes to delicious drinks.
Jennifer Aniston and a margarita
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/ Source: TODAY

TODAY's Hoda Kotb makes "killer" mojitos and Carson Daly invented a juicy pomegranate-cherry-and-vodka drink — but Jennifer Aniston also knows a thing or two about mixing up a delicious signature cocktail.

The star's go-to method for making her favorite margarita is surprisingly simple, which makes it the perfect drink for easy summertime sipping.

"It's a cleaner margarita," said Aniston, during a 2018 interview with InStyle talking to her friend Molly McNearney, who is married to talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.

McNearney praised Aniston's margarita-making skills and told her, "You're really good at [making them]."

While many margarita recipes call for some type of sweetener, Aniston is a purist.

"No sugar, no mixes, no agave," she said. "I don't like sweet drinks."

Instead, she sticks to the three classic ingredients that many of America's top mixologists have previously said are the only ones that should ever really be in a true margarita.

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"Oh, lord, it's barely a recipe," she said. "It's basically silver tequila with lime juice shaken and over rocks. And some people like a little Cointreau, some don't."

Aniston said she likes a little of bit Cointreau added to her margarita. She told Yahoo in 2015 that "it's delicious." As for the type of silver tequila in her margarita, Patrón has been a favorite in the past. "I love [it]," she added.

Don Julio 1942 has also been one of her favorite agave-based spirits, but that's just for sipping. "It's so yummy, it has a little sweetness to it, which I usually don't like," she said.

Aniston's ex-husband Justin Theroux actually may have been the one who came up with the method of making the star's favorite "cleaner" margarita.

"Justin actually makes the perfect margarita ... because there's no agave, no sugar, no mix," she told Yahoo. "It's pure tequila, lime juice, a squinch [sic] of Cointreau."

Whether or not it's Theroux's method doesn't matter. Aniston's marriage to Theroux may have ended, but a great margarita is forever.