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Simple Margarita Recipe

Need a quick drink idea for your next Taco Tuesday? Then try our simple margarita recipe. A classic cocktail you can serve on the rocks or blended!

Whether it’s Taco Tuesday or Fiesta Friday, chances are you’ll want to enjoy a cocktail with dinner.

Why use a mixer when making a simple margarita recipe only takes about 5 minutes?

Best of all, you can serve it on the rocks or blended as a chilly treat. The blended version is in my tips section below. So, shall we get started?

If margaritas aren’t you’re thing, then checkout our coconut rum mojito or our Henny colada recipe.

The margarita served on the rocks with salt and lime.

How to make a margarita?

First, slice your lime into quarters. Take one wedge and run it along the edge of the glass.

The rim of the cocktail glass being dipped into salt.

Next, dip the rim of the glass into a plate of salt. Take a look at the photo above.

After that, fill the glass halfway with ice and then set it aside. It’s time to make the simple margarita recipe.

A shot of tequila being added to a cocktail shaker.

Now, grab your shaker cup and add a handful of ice to the cup. Then, pour in the tequila, lime juice, triple sec, and simple syrup.

Last, place the lid on the cup and shake it for a few seconds to mix the margarita.

The margarita being poured into the cocktail glass with ice.

That’s it, pour the drink into the cocktail glass and serve! You’ve now made a simple margarita at home.

Kim and I hope you enjoy the drink responsibly and we wish you all the best 🙂

Simple margarita recipe on the rocks with a fresh lime wedge.

Simple Margarita Recipe Tips:

  • To create a blended or frozen version of the drink, simply pour the tequila, lime, juice, triple sec, and simple syrup into a drink blender with about a half a cup of ice and blend it into a frozen treat.
  • No time to boil water for the simple syrup? Try this kitchen shortcut instead! Use a whisk or fork to combine 1 cup of powdered sugar with 1 cup of hot tap water.
  • Need the perfect snack to serve with this drink? Open a bag of tortilla chips and serve them with our Serrano pepper salsa.
The tequila cocktail in a glass with a salted rim.

Don’t forget to check out our Margarita Recipe web story!

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The margarita on the rocks with a fresh lime wedge.

Simple Margarita Recipe

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 Serving

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  • 2 Lime wedges for wetting the glass and for garnish
  • Coarse salt for rimming the glass
  • 1 cup ice split between glass and shaker
  • 1 ½ ounces tequila gold or silver
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce triple sec
  • ½ ounce simple syrup


  • Run a lime wedge around the rim of a cocktail glass. Dip the rim in coarse salt or margarita salt. Fill with ice. Set aside.
  • Combine the tequila, lime juice, triple sec, and simple syrup in a drink shaker with ice. Shake to combine.
    1 ½ ounces tequila
    1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
    ½ ounce triple sec
    ½ ounce simple syrup
  • Pour the margarita in the cocktail glass over ice. Garnish with extra lime wedges. Serve immediately.


The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients and a serving size of 1 (3.5 ounce) margarita. Actual calories will vary. 
**To create the frozen or blended version of the drink. Use a blender to combine the tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and simple syrup with 1/2 cup of ice. Add more ice if needed to obtain the desired consistency.**


Serving: 3.5ounces | Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 84mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 32IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg
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