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

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 267kcal
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.
Print Recipe


  • 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


  • To Make 1 Cocktail
  • Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake until very cold.
  • To make a pitcher add all ingredients to a pitcher filled with ice and stir vigorously.
  • If desired, rub the rims glasses with a lime wedge and dip in salt to coat.
  • Serve the margaritas in the prepared glasses over ice and garnish with the lime slices.


Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin C: 47.3mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 0.8mg
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