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A perfect classic margarita garnished with salt rim and a wedge of lime.
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Classic Margarita

Only a handful of ingredients are needed to make these Easy Classic Margaritas at home! No pre-made mixes are required. Enjoy the flavors of fresh squeezed lime juice, orange liquor and your favorite tequila.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: drink
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 1
Author: Serene


  • 1 ounce lime juice approximately 1 lime
  • 1 ½ ounces triple sec
  • 1 ½ ounces tequila*
  • ½ ounce agave can sub with simple syrup*
  • tsp coarse salt
  • lime wedges


  • Combine the ingredients in a drink shaker already filled with ice, or a jar or glass if you don't have one.
  • Shake, or stir if needed to mix the ingredients together.
  • Rub a lime wedge over the rim of the glass and dip into coarse salt.
  • Add ice into the glass
  • Pour into a glass over ice.
  • Garnish with a lime wedge on the edge.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy



  • Tequila: A good quality silver tequila is typically used in margaritas. But you can use a gold tequila as well. Use whatever you have on hand or prefer. Fewer ingredients does mean that the tequila you choose will stand out.
  • To prepare a simple syrup (in place of agave): heat 1 cup of water to boiling. Stir in 1 cup of sugar. Stir until sugar completely dissolves and liquid is clear. Let cool to room temperature before using in cocktails. 
  • To make a pitcher: Multiply the amounts needed by the servings you are wanting to make (example 6 servings= 6 ounces lime juice, 9 ounces orange liquor, 9 ounces tequila, 3 ounces agave). Stir together, then pour into prepared glasses. 


Serving: 1 | Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g