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Classic Margarita Recipe

  • Author: Shawn Williams
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Cuisine: Mexican


My favorite margarita recipe made with tequila, fresh lime juice, triple sec, and simple syrup.


  • 2 ounces blanco or reposado tequila
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce triple sec or Cointreau

Margarita pitcher (serves 10)

  • 2 1/2 cups blanco or reposado tequila
  • 1 1/4 cups fresh lime juice
  • 2/3 cup simple syrup
  • 2/3 cup triple sec or Cointreau


  1. For the salted rim, take a lime wedge and wipe the rim of a margarita glass or double old-fashioned glass. I like to only do half of the rim. Dip in margarita salt, rotating until coated.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice. Shake vigorously and pour straight into the glass with the (now crushed) ice from the shaker. Garnish with a lime wheel. Class this recipe up further by serving it over a giant ice cube.


If making a pitcher, mix without ice and pour over ice as served. This prevents dilution or ice from melting in the pitcher. Store in the fridge to keep chilled. If too strong, add 1-2 ounces of water to the pitcher.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 215
  • Sugar: 6.4g
  • Sodium: 11mg
  • Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.7g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Protein: 0.1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: margarita recipe, how to make a margarita, classic margarita


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