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


Add to Grocery List

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!

Printable Recipe Card

About Margaritas from scratch

Course/Dish: Cocktails
Hashtags: #lime, #tequila

Show 3 Comments & Reviews

19 Buzzworthy Tequila Recipes

19 Buzzworthy Tequila Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Want to add some zip to your cooking? Try one of these 19 buzzworthy recipes featuring tequila!

Refreshing Summertime Cocktails For Your Next Happy Hour Recipe

Refreshing Summertime Cocktails for Your Next Happy Hour

Kitchen Crew

It's cocktail time! I seem to say that a lot in my house during the summer. Whether it's alcoholic or non-alcoholic, it's nice to sit outside, catch up with my...

29 Refreshing Summer Drinks Recipe

29 Refreshing Summer Drinks

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

These refreshing drinks will make even the hottest of summer days bearable! Plus, they are insanely delicious. Cheers!