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Virgin margarita

BEST Margarita Mix Recipe!

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 drinks 1x


Try this best margarita mix recipe: it’s got amazing homemade flavor with only 3 ingredients and no added sugar! Just add tequila.


  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (4 limes)*
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (2 lemons)
  • 1 cup Cointreau (or high quality Triple Sec)
  • To serve: 1 1/2 cups tequila blanco or reposado (or 3 tablespoons per drink), kosher salt or sea salt for the rim


  1. Make the margarita mix: Juice the limes and lemons. Mix them together with the Cointreau. Refrigerate until ready to serve; lasts up to 1 week.
  2. Make a salt rim: 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 kosher salt or flaky sea salt (or for a festive look, use our Margarita Salt).
  3. Make a single drink or pitcher: Pour 3 1/2 tablespoons of margarita mix into a glass and top off with 3 tablespoons tequila (about equal parts). Or, add the entire mix to a pitcher with 1 1/2 cups tequila. Serve with ice.


*The quantities are easily doubled for a larger crowd to make 16 drinks.

  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: Mexican Inspired
  • Diet: Vegan

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