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Margarita recipe

Best Margarita Recipe

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


Dive into our collection of homemade margarita recipes, featuring classic, frozen, and fruity variations—all easy to make at home! Learn the ingredients and ratio to make the classic recipe, plus popular riffs on this drink.


  • 1 1/2 ounces* tequila blanco or reposado
  • 1 ounce Cointreau (or triple sec)
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • Kosher salt or flaky sea salt, for the rim
  • For the garnish: Lime wedge


  1. Cut a notch in a lime wedge, then run the lime around the rim of a glass. Dip the edge of the rim into a plate of flaky sea salt (or for a festive look, use our Margarita Salt).
  2. Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with 4 ice cubes and shake until cold.
  3. Strain the margarita into the glass with the salted rim. Fill the glass with ice and serve.


*To convert to tablespoons, 1 ounce = 2 tablespoons. 

For a margarita pitcher (8 servings): Place 1 ½ cups tequila, 1 cup Cointreau or Triple Sec, and ¾ cup lime juice in a pitcher. Add 3 handfuls ice and stir until cold. Pour into the prepared glasses. 

For a spicy variation, add 3 to 4 jalapeno pepper slices to the cocktail shaker, or go to Jalapeno Margarita.

For a smoky variation, replace half the tequila with Mezcal, or go to Mezcal Margarita.

For a frozen variation, go to Frozen Margarita

For a virgin variation, go to Virgin Margarita.

For fruity variations, go to Pineapple MargaritaStrawberry MargaritaMango Margarita, or more of the recipes above.

  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Vegan