Easy Classic Margarita Recipe

This easy classic Margarita Recipe will become your favorite go-to margarita recipe. You can always add fruit to create your own margarita.


Easy Classic Margarita Recipe

Course: cocktails, dinner
Cuisine: American, Casual, Mexican, Party
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 267 kcal

The first margarita was made in the 1930' or 40's depending on the story you believe. There are lots of stories about the origin of the Margarita, some say a Tijuana bartender created the drink in the late-1930s, others claim a Texas woman dreamed this up in her villa in Acapulco. But really, the only thing I care about is how amazing this creation tastes and how simple it is to make.

The best Margaritas use fresh lime + quality tequila and good orange liqueur, like Cointreau or Grand Marnier. Simple, easy, stress-free. For the best results use a high-quality tequila, made with 100 percent agave.

For me, there's nothing better than a perfectly mixed margarita.

* A note about pre-mixed margarita and mixes. I personally think there are a few premade margaritas that are actually pretty good and make it easy to throw an impromptu party. I do draw the line at the pre-sweetened mixes - I've never had good results using these.

Obviously, the best margarita is made with freshly squeezed lime. So let's make a pitcher of Margaritas!

Classic Margarita Recipe

This will make one cocktail, to make a pitcher just change the number of servings and the recipe will recalculate.  Simple, right.



  • 2 oz 100 % agave tequila
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz Cointreau or Grand Marnier
  • 1/2 oz of Agave Syrup
  • 1 lime sliced for the garnish
  • 1 lime cut into wedges to wet the rim for the salt
  • kosher salt for the rim


  1. To Make 1 Cocktail
  2. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake until very cold.
  3. To make a pitcher add all ingredients to a pitcher filled with ice and stir vigorously.
  4. If desired, rub the rims glasses with a lime wedge and dip in salt to coat.
  5. Serve the margaritas in the prepared glasses over ice and garnish with the lime slices.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Classic Margarita Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 267
% Daily Value*
Sodium 5mg0%
Potassium 136mg4%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 47.3mg57%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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