Everyone needs a good margarita recipe in their collection and you found it here. One of the most popular cocktail drinks is the classic margarita. Refreshing, satisfying and filled with bright lime juice is why this drink is everyones go-to.

Best Margarita Recipe or Classic Margarita in a glass

Best Margarita Recipe

It pairs perfectly with so many dishes, not just Mexican food. We enjoy margaritas with Grilled foods and especially Asian foods. Spicy asian foods always go great with beer and when it comes to mixed drinks, margaritas are our favorite to pair. This is a great Cinco de Mayo – or any time you want a refreshing drink to go with tacos, nachos, carne asada and so much more. There’s always an occasion for this popular drink and it’s hard to say no to a second glass when the food is great. Just remember to please drink responsibly!

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Margarita Pitcher Recipe: How to Make

If you’re having a party and need multiple servings, it’s way easier to make a pitcher. This recipe is scalable. That means if you want to make 6 servings, then just 6x the recipe in the pitcher. We would recommend cutting back on the tequila a bit for larger batches. You can always add more tequila later. Then you have to add a bunch of ice, stir and let it get the margarita really cold. But before you serve it to guests, taste it first. You might have to adjust a few things to make it perfect. Garnish with some wedges or slices of fresh limes and you’re ready to party!

Best Margarita Recipe or Classic Margarita pouring in a glass

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Classic Margarita

To adjust the sweetness, use more or less orange liqueur (different brands will also vary in sweetness). You can also use a touch of simple syrup, if you like it sweeter. 
You can also substitute the orange liqueur with 1 oz. of simple syrup and several hearty dashes of orange bitters.
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  • 1 1/2 fl oz. (45 ml) Tequila
  • 1 1/2 fl oz. (45 ml) Lime Juice (usually 2-3 limes)
  • 1 fl oz. (30 ml) Orange Liqueur , or to taste (triple sec, Cointreau, Grand Marnier, etc.)
  • optional - Flaky salt , for garnish
  • 1 optional - lime wedge , for garnish


  • Prepare Glass: Rub the rim of your glass with the lime wedge. Roll the rim in the flaky salt, if desired. Add ice to the glass if drinking on the rocks.
    Salt Rim
  • Combine the tequila, lime juice, and orange liqueur in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until nicely chilled.
  • Strain into the prepared glass. Squeeze the lime wedge over the margarita and drop in. Enjoy!


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Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 205kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 4mg, Potassium: 52mg, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin C: 13mg

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