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A margarita on the rocks with salt in a tumbler.

Margarita Recipe

The BEST margarita from scratch, super smooth with the perfect balance of sweetness and zing, you've gotta try it!
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 drinks
Calories 431kcal


  • 1/2 cup tequila silver
  • 1/4 cup lime juice fresh
  • 1/4 cup orange liquor Grand Marnier or Cointreau
  • 1/3 cup simple syrup


For the Margarita

  • To make the simple syrup: add the sugar and water to a saucepan. Bring to a boil, remove from heat and chill. You can also buy pre-made simple syrup!
  • Add ice, tequila, orange liquor, lime juice, and 1/3 cup of the simple syrup to a shaker and shake!
  • Strain and serve in salted glasses over ice. You can add more of the simple syrup for an extra kick/sweetness if desired. 
  • Garnish with a wedge of lime



  • Always use fresh lime juice
  • This is a drink where every ingredient needs to shine through so use a better quality tequila and a nice orange liqueur like Cointreau or Grand Marnier.
  • Scale the recipe up for a big pitcher perfect for a party.
  • Check out my SPICY margarita recipe if you like some heat.


Serving: 1drink | Calories: 431kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 35mg | Sugar: 60g | Vitamin C: 9.1mg