Classic Margarita Recipe

two salt rimmed glasses filled with margarita in front of sliced limes

This classic margarita recipe is super refreshing, easy to make, and a true crowd-pleaser!



Ratio for a Classic Margarita:

  • 2 parts tequila
  • 1 part lime
  • 1 part triple sec
  • 1/4 part agave (omit for less sweet option)
  • lime wedge, for garnish (optional)
  • kosher or coarse sea salt, for the rims (optional)

To Serve 2 People:

  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup triple sec
  • 1 tablespoon agave (omit for less sweet option)
  • 1 lime wedge, for the rims (optional)
  • Coarse or kosher salt, for the rims (optional)


  1. If salting your margarita glass rims: Pour the salt onto a small plate that is big enough to fit the margarita glass rims. Then, cut a small slit in the lime wedge and run it around the rims. Dip the glass in the salt, then shake off any excess.
  2. Fill each glass with ice.
  3. Add the tequila, lime juice, triple sec, and agave to a cocktail shaker or mason jar, then seal the lid and shake for about 30 seconds, until the agave is fully dissolved. 
  4. Pour the margarita mixture into the salted glasses and enjoy!


The margarita mix can be made several days in advance! The bonus here is that if you mix it, shake it, and chill it in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, it’ll be especially cold on serving.

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