Classic Margaritas

Everyone needs to know this recipe for Classic Margaritas. Nothing gets better than salt, tequila and lime juice — no sour mix here. 


There seems to be a lot of random but well-intentioned holidays these days.

We seem to be celebrating everything from caps lock (Oct. 22) and wienerschnitzel (Sept. 9) to bagpipes (July 27) and pet adoption (April 11).

Tomorrow happens to be National Margarita Day, which is a weird holiday I can definitely get behind.

In celebration, I’m whipping up a pitcher of classic margaritas for a friend’s birthday get-together tonight.

But you can whip these classic margaritas up any time. Try them for Cinco de Mayo or even Taco Tuesday. 

Margaritas have lots of fun variations, like Strawberry Basil Margaritas.

You can even make margaritas with beer! Or a margarita sangria

Whatever you do — skip the sour mix. Regular lime juice has a much more authentic flavor, and paired with agave nectar or homemade simple syrup and your favorite tequila, and you have an awesome drink. 

Have an awesome weekend! // susannah

Classic Margaritas

Classic Margaritas

Yield: 4 cocktails
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Enjoy this drink on the rocks or, for a frozen treat, toss margarita mixture and ice into a blender and serve chilled.


  • 3/4 cup silver tequila
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (from 4 to 6 limes)
  • 1/2 cup triple sec or cointreau
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup 
  • kosher salt or sugar, for the rim
  • 4 lime slices, for garnish


  1. In a medium pitcher, combine the tequila, lime juice, Triple Sec, simple syrup and 1/2 cup water.
  2. If desired, rub a wedge around the outer rim of four glasses and roll in salt or sugar. Add ice to the prepared glasses. Pour in margarita mixture and serve, garnished with lime slices.


Substitute agave nectar for simple syrup if desired.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 cocktail
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 214Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 148mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 2gSugar: 14gProtein: 1g

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