Classic Margarita

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This is a Classic Margarita and it only requires 4 ingredients to create a fun and relaxing time! Few drinks are this simple and this delicious just make sure you use lime juice and none of that sugary margarita mix. 

classic margarita

margarita Cocktail tips:

My two favorite types of orange liquor are Triple Sec and Cointreau. Using orange juice will not do the job but will work.

Can you make ahead?

Fridge: Make a pitcher to keep from making individual cocktails. I add the ice, right before serving.

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Substitution Options:

Use different tequilas to enjoy different flavors. Silver, Anejo, and Reposado just to name a few all are aged differently and bring a unique flavor to your cocktails.

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classic margarita

Classic Margarita

Kenneth Temple
This is the best margarita you'll ever have! It only requires four ingredients, too. Start with good tequila and top off your glass with fresh lime juice instead of a sugary mix.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 2 persons
Calories 185 kcal


  • 1 lime cut in quarters
  • kosher salt garnish
  • 4 ice cubes
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 4 oz. tequila
  • 1 oz. triple sec


  • Rub lime around the rim of each glass, place salt on a plate and roll rim in salt. In each glass add the 2 ice cubes, ½ juice of lime, 2 oz. tequila and ½ oz. triple sec, stir and enjoy.


Calories: 185kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 0.3gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.02gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.04gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 4mgPotassium: 40mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 17IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 0.2mg
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