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Margaritas in two glasses with salted rim and a bowl of limes behind.
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5 from 2 votes

Simple Margarita Recipe

This mix is a perfect marriage of tart and tangy, sweet and salty. Though the ingredients are few, the combine into the best cocktail.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6 Drinks
Calories: 411kcal
Author: Aimee Mars


  • 15 Limes
  • 5 ounces Agave Nectar
  • 15 ounces Tequila
  • 8.5 ounces Orange Liqueur like Cointreau
  • 3 ounces Fresh Orange Juice optional


  • Lime Wedges
  • Salt for rim


  • Firmly roll each lime against a counter to loosen some of the juices. Slice in half and squeeze each lime into a measuring cup using a juice press.
  • Place the remaining ingredients into a pitcher and whisk to combine. Add the limes and continue to stir. Put in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes before serving or pour a single serving into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously. Strain over ice.
  • To garnish use a lime wedge to wet the edge of your glass and dredge the rim into salt.


Calories: 411kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 84IU | Vitamin C: 49mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg