Classic Margarita Recipe

Fresh and fruity, this Classic Margarita recipe is made with fresh lime juice for the ultimate flavor bomb you will ever sip. Ready in less than a minute, this fantastic cocktail will have you throwing a fiesta every single week.

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Countdown to Cinco de Mayo has begun and Friday will be an especially festive Happy Hour for most!  We don’t really do much unless we’re invited to a party but this week our new fence will be going in….the lounge chairs for the pool will be delivered and I plan to break them in while staring at my empty pool with a Classic Margarita in hand.  We have made so much progress the past few days and I’m getting REALLY excited to have my own little resort (minus the Swedish massage therapist and 24 hour bartender) in my backyard.

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I’m already starting to dabble in the cocktail making area so I plan to have a ton to share this summer here on The Suburban Soapbox.  I only have a few on here so far like this Bloody Margarita and my favorite Palmetto Bloody Mary, so I’m going to start off with some tried and true party pleasers like this Classic Margarita Recipe.  The key to making it the best ever is in the fresh squeeze lime juice.  It’s a must….don’t you dare buy it in a bottle. Buy a ton of limes….pop them in the microwave for a few seconds…and squeeze. And squeeze. And squeeze. I feel like I’m leading a Barre class. But when you think you’ve squeezed enough…squeeze some more. And, again, do not dare use bottled lime juice. Just.Do.NOT.

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A little bit will go a long way in this Classic Margarita Recipe. It’s served on the rocks with a salt rimmed glass, or not…if you’re not a salt fan. But, for what it’s worth, I was a margarita salt hater because I never tried it.  Once I took a sip, accidentally of course, I was forever converted. I will never go back to a naked glass again. Salt all the way.

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This Classic Margarita Recipe is a must have for any Cinco de Mayo party….or empty pool party. Serve it alongside some cheesy baked nachos….this AMAZING White Queso Dip or my favorite Queso Fundido.  Or….just with a big bag of chips. 

Classic Margarita Recipe

Preparation 2 mins 2018-01-20T00:02:00+00:00 Cook Time 2018-01-20T00:00:00+00:00 Total Time 2 mins 2018-01-20T00:02:00+00:00
Serves 1     adjust servings


  • 2 ounces high quality tequila
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • margarita salt


Dip the rim of each glass into a shallow bowl of water and then dip in the salt. Set aside.
Combine tequila, Cointreau and lime juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Shake for 30 seconds and strain into each glass.
Garnish with fresh lime, if desired and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 204kcal Calories from fat
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 264mg 11%
Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g


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