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A margarita in a clear glass with a salted rim.

Homemade Margarita

This homemade margarita is our absolute favorite. With just a handful of ingredients you’ll be on your way to Happy Hour! In this margarita recipe we make our own delicious mix using lemon and lime juice and a simple syrup.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican & Southwestern
Keyword homemade margarita, homemade margarita mix, margarita on the rocks
Prep Time 5 minutes
Prepare the Margarita Mix 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 290kcal
Author Elizabeth


  • 1 Lime Wedge plus more for garnish if desired
  • Coarse Salt for the Glass Rim
  • Ice
  • ounces Tequila
  • 1 ounce Grand Marnier or other orange-flavored liqueur
  • 4 ounces Margarita Mix


  • Add the coarse salt to a small plate.
  • Run the lime wedge around the rim of the glass to moisten.
  • Place the glass in the salt and press it gently. The salt will adhere to the rim.
  • Fill the glass with ice
  • Half fill a cocktail shaker with ice
  • Add the tequila, orange liqueur and the margarita mix to the cocktail shaker. Cover the shaker tightly and shake well.
  • Strain the margarita into your prepared glass, garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy!



Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Sodium: 83mg | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin C: 5.2mg