Margarita Recipe

Last Updated on February 9, 2021 by Bill Allen

classic margarita recipe

Margarita Recipe

This classic margarita recipe includes fresh ingredients to create the perfect margarita. This is nothing like store bought margaritas.
Prep Time 3 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 1


  • Rocks Glass
  • Stirrer


  • 3 Parts Tequila
  • 2 Parts Cointreau
  • 1 Part Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
  • 1 tsp Salt Optional
  • 1 Wedge Lime Garnish


Step 1: Preparing The Margarita Glass:

  • Take a lime and rub it along the outside rim of the glass. This will moisten the rim and provide a surface for the salt. Lay a small cloth on a table and liberally pour salt on the cloth. Turn the glass over and dip the outside rim of the glass into the salt.
    margarita salt rim

Step 2: Using The Right Margarita Ingredients

  • To make a perfect margarita, you need the proper ingredients. A margarita is prepared by using tequila, lime juice and an orange liqueur. You can add a few other ingredients like salt and a lime for garnish. But, frankly, using those things isn't necessary. The critical ingredients are tequila, lime juice and orange liqueur.Try to buy the highest-quality ingredients that you can afford. If you buy cheap ingredients, you'll definitely taste the difference in your drink. For tequila, buy Sauza Conmemorativo. A 1.75 LTR bottle will cost between $25 and $39, depending upon where you purchase it. Or Patron if that's unavailable. For orange liqueur, buy DeKuyper Triple Sec. At $20 for a 1.75 LTR bottle, it's inexpensive. For lime juice, buy a 25-ounce bottle of Roses for under $4. Finally, buy 4 fresh key limes, a lemon and a can of Sprite. You'll understand why in Step 2. Now that you have the proper margarita ingredients, you're ready for the next step.
    margarita ingredients

Step 3: Mix The Right Amounts Of Margarita Ingredients

  • Realize that everyone has their own way of making a margarita. But, I'm going to teach you a perfect margarita. I'm confident that my recipe will impress you because everyone I know says they've never tasted a better margarita than the ones I make. In part, that's because of the ingredients in Step 1 above. But, it's also because of how I use those ingredients.
    classic margarita recipe


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