Classic Margarita Recipe


This classic Margarita recipe is among the most popular and also the simplest way to make a Margarita.  This tequila drink is such a classic way to make margarita and everyone should memorize it and so simple that you don’t need to buy a bottled margarita mixer.  There are only three ingredients that are used and when mixed in balanced way, it produces the best margarita drink.  At the bottom of this page, you’ll find an alternative recipe that uses sour mix.  If you like your drink sweeter, you can add little syrup or agave nectar.




  • 1.5 ounce of tequila
  • 1 ounce of triple sec or better if you use Cointreau
  • .75 to 1 ounce of lime juice
  • lime wedge for garnish

How to prepare your Margarita:

Put the ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. shake it and pour the content into a rocks glass or cocktail glass with ice.  If you like, you can put salt on the edge of the glass and garnish with lime wedge.  If you like your margarita sweeter, add a little agave syrup or agave nectar before shaking.

Alternate Margarita recipe

    • 1.5 ounce of tequila
    • 0.5 ounce of triple sec
    • 3 ounce of sour mix
    • little lemon juice
    • lime wheel for garnish