Here’s How to Make a Delicious Homemade Margarita

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After you try this recipe for a homemade margarita from scratch, I can guarantee you that you’ll never reach for margarita mix on the shelves again.

In addition to being surprisingly easy to make, a made-from-scratch margarita has tons of character and is healthier than margaritas made with pre-made mix.

And don’t even get me started on how much better they taste!

Here’s a guide for making a delicious margarita in the comfort of your own kitchen.


  • 1 part lime juice
  • ½ part lemon juice
  • 1 part agave nectar
  • 2 ½ parts tequila
  • Crushed ice
  • Kosher salt

Start by combining the tequila, agave nectar, lemon juice, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker.

Next, shake the liquid ingredients together until they are well-blended. Be careful not to shake them too hard, as it can create bubbles and ruin the typical smooth texture of a good margarita.

After the mixture has been shaken, fill a cocktail glass about ½ full with crushed ice.

The next step is crucial—wet the edge of the glass’s rim slightly, and then add kosher ice onto the rim. This will create the salty and sweet combination that makes margaritas so delicious.

Pour the liquid into the glass, garnish with a slice of lime, and you’re ready to enjoy your very own home-made margarita.

Wasn’t that easy? Enjoy!