How To Make A Margarita

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How To Make A Margarita

Margaritas are one of the most popular cocktail drinks in existence, and it is in fact the most popular drink in the United States that is made with tequila. Margaritas can be made on the rocks, which means it is shaken with ice; they can be made frozen, which means the ingredients are blended with ice; or they can be made straight up, which means without ice.

Margaritas can also be made in a variety of different flavors but the traditional margarita is made with lime. If you’ve never made one yourself before, this article will teach you exactly how to make a margarita.

Margarita Cocktail Drink Recipe

Ingredients For Margarita Made From Scratch

For a margarita on the rocks, you will need:

1/4 cup of silver tequila

2 tablespoons of agave syrup

2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice

Ice, amount optional

Salt, optional

1 slice of lime for a garnish

Instructions How To Make Margarita On The Rocks:

Combine the agave syrup, ice, tequila, and lime juice in a shaker and shake until well mixed. Pour the mixture in a glass and add a slice of lime for garnish. Some people like to moisten the rim of the glass and rub it in salt to give additional flavor to the margarita, though this step is completely optional.

Instructions How To Make Frozen Margarita:

For a frozen margarita, simply blend the agave syrup, tequila, ice, and lime juice in a blender until it is of a slushy consistency. Pour the frozen mix into a glass, garnish with a slice of lime and enjoy.

How To Make A Margarita From A Mix:

Another option to make a margarita would be to buy the ready-made mix and pour some in a blender or shaker, add the tequila and ice and blend or shake well.

Many people prefer making their margaritas from the mix because the ingredients are perfectly proportioned and combined already, so all they have to do is add their tequila and ice and they have a great-tasting margarita in just a few minutes.  Whichever way you make a margarita, be sure to drink responsibly!

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Margarita Cocktail Drink Recipe

Who doesn't love a tall glass of chilled margarita - so delicious!
Prep Time1 minute
Total Time1 minute
Course: Drink
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 1 serving


  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • 2 tbsp agave syrup
  • 2 tbsp lime juice


  • Mix all ingredients.
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