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Margarita in a glass with salt and lime wedge on the rim
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5 from 8 votes


Easy recipe that will make a big batch pitcher or single serving margarita with a homemade sour mix!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Cooling Tim2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Beverages
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Calories: 278kcal
Author: Julie Evink


Single Margarita

  • 1 1/2 oz tequila
  • 1 1/2 oz sweet and sour
  • 3/4 oz triple sec
  • 1/8 tsp coarse salt for rimming glasses
  • Lime Wedges

Pitcher of Margaritas (6 margaritas)

  • 1 1/4 c. tequila
  • 1 1/2 c. sweet and sour mix
  • 1/2 c. triple sec
  • 1/4 c. coarse salt for rimming glasses
  • Lime Wedges

Sweet and Sour Mix

  • 2 c. water
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. fresh lime juice about 7 small limes
  • 1/2 c. fresh lemon juice about 2 medium lemons


Sweet and Sour Mix

  • Simmer water and granulated sugar over medium heat until it is fully dissolved. Pour it into a jar and let it come to room temperature. Add lemon juice and lime juice. Store it in a sealed container for a week or for up to a month in the freezer.

Pitcher of Margaritas (6 margaritas)

  • To make a pitcher combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and serve over ice.
  • Single Margarita
  • To make a single cocktail, combine the ingredients in a drink shaker filled with ice, or a jar or glass if you don’t have one. Shake or stir, to mix ingredients together.
  • Rub a lime wedge over the rim of the glass and dip into coarse salt. Add ice into the glass.
  • Pour margarita into a glass over ice. Garnish with a lime wedge on the edge.
  • Serve immediately.



Nutrition calculated on single serving margarita without salt
Can I make them ahead of time?
Yes! You can make these ahead of time, which makes it so easy for entertaining. All you need to do is mix all of the ingredients together and keep it in the fridge until you're ready to serve.
How long do they last in the fridge?
They will keep for 7 to 10 days in the refrigerator. Just be sure to store them in a sealed container.
Can I make it without a shaker?
If you don't have a cocktail shaker, you can also use a jar with a lid to shake the ingredients. Or just combine the ingredients in the serving glass and stir them together.


Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 27mg | Sugar: 38g | Iron: 1.5mg