Print
Classic Margarita Recipe
5 from 4 reviews

The BEST Margarita Recipe!

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x

Description

This seriously is the BEST margarita recipe, made with just 3 easy ingredients.  See details below for how to make a single serving or a big pitcher for a party.


Scale

Ingredients

For A Single Margarita:

  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila, silver or reposado
  • 1 ounce Cointreau (orange liqueur)
  • 3/4 ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • optional: agave nectar or simple syrup for sweetening, if desired
  • ice
  • optional: lime wedge and salt for rimming the glass

For A Pitcher Of Margaritas (16 Servings):

  • 3 cups tequila, silver or reposado
  • 2 cups Cointreau (orange liqueur)
  • 1.5 cups freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • optional: agave nectar or simple syrup for sweetening, if desired
  • ice
  • optional: lime wedges and salt for rimming the glasses

Instructions

  1. If you would like salt-rimmed glasses, begin by running a lime slice (the juicy part) around the top rim of a glass.  Fill a shallow bowl with salt, and dip the rim in the salt until it is covered with your desired amount of salt.  Set aside.
  2. Add tequila, lime juice and Cointreau to a cocktail shaker, and shake or stir until combined.  Taste, and if you would like it to be sweeter, stir in a half teaspoon of agave or simple syrup at a time until the mix reaches your desired level of sweetness.
  3. Fill glass with ice.  Pour in the margarita mixture over the rocks.  Serve immediately, garnished with an extra lime wedge if desired.

Notes

To Make A Pitcher Of Margaritas (16 servings):

Stir tequila, lime juice and Cointreau together in a large pitcher until combined.  Add your desired amount of sweetener if desired (I would begin with 2-3 tablespoons agave) until the margaritas reach your desired level of sweetness.

Fill the glasses with ice.  Pour in the margarita mixture over the rocks.  Serve immediately, garnished with extra lime wedges if desired.

*The serving sizes for these margaritas are equivalent to traditional cocktail serving size.  (Not the enormous margaritas served at some Mexican restaurants.)  ;)  They’re plenty strong, but make extra servings if you’d like!