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Margarita in a glass with lime wedges.
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4.82 from 16 votes

The BEST Margarita Recipe

The classic margarita is an easy to make with tequila, triple sec and lime juice. It's also easy to remember with a 2:1:1 ratio. Watch the video above to see how quickly it comes together! 
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: How to Make a Margarita, Margarita, Margarita Recipe
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 245kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan


  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1 oz orange liqueur (triple sec)
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • ice
  • 1 lime for garnish
  • 1 tbsp margarita salt (optional)


  • If you'd like a salt rimmed glass, slice a lime into quarters and rub one of the quarters along the rim of a glass. Spread margarita salt onto a small plate and turn the glass upside down into the salt. The salt should stick to the rim.
  • To make the margarita, add the tequila, orange liqueur and lime juice to a cocktail shaker with ice. Give it a few shakes. 
  • Alternatively, you can stir all of the ingredients together. 
  • Add ice to your glass, then pour the margarita into the glass. Garnish with lime wedges. 



  • Make sure to use fresh limes for the lime juice and not bottled lime juice. The flavor difference is huge. 
  • If you're making a large batch and serving margaritas outdoors, I recommend this break resistant pitcher (and it's big!).


Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.4mg