Margaritas from scratch

Lynne Hawkins


This is a well balanced drink; not too sweet and not too tart. And so simple to make! I stopped buying mixers since I keep lime juice in the fridge anyway!

This recipe is for one drink, but it is so easy to multiply. Equal amounts of tequila, lime juice and simple syrup, plus 2/3 of the same amount of triple sec.

You can add as much ice as you like. I like mine cold, but not frozen or on the rocks, so I blend the ice.

★★★★★ 1 vote
5 Min


1 1/2 oz
jose cuervo gold tequila
1 oz
triple sec
1 1/2 oz
lime juice (fresh or bottled)
1 1/2 oz
simple syrup
crushed ice
lime slices
salt for rim of glass

How to Make Margaritas from scratch


  • 1rub rim of glass with lime slice
  • 2dip rim of glass in salt (or sprinkle it on)
  • 3Mix first 4 ingredients in blender
  • 4add a handful of ice
  • 5blend til smooth
  • 6you may add more ice for a frozen drink if desired
  • 7pour into prepared glass
  • 8relax and enjoy!

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Course/Dish: Cocktails
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