This Homemade Margarita Mix is a delicious and easy recipe for making margaritas at home. Just add tequila!

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This past Sunday I took a little trip to visit my mom for Mother’s Day. Since she’s the one who normally does the cooking, my brother and I devised a plan so she wouldn’t have to cook. He made steaks, and I supplied all the fixings, including a big bottle of this Homemade Margarita Mix.

(Just in case you’re curious, my side dishes included these potato and bacon kabobs, this arugula salad, a big appetizer plate, and my mason jar key lime pies.)


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Knowing that Mom likes margaritas, I thought they would be perfect for our toast to her on Mother’s Day.

Because fresh is usually best, I wanted to figure out how to make my own margarita mix and avoid the store-bought variety. To my surprise, I discovered that making a large batch of margarita mix at home is easy!

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How to Make Margarita Mix:

-Create a simple syrup by boiling water and sugar.
-Mix with freshly squeezed lemon juice and lime juice.

Yes! That’s it.

One important note: For the most flavorful margarita mix, I recommend using freshly squeezed lemon and lime juice. Fresh is beyond compare!

With your mix prepared, I assume you’re ready for a cocktail.

Great recipe to create homemade margarita mix! #margarita #margaritamix #cocktail #recipe #tequila

For a classic margarita, I use 3 ounces of margarita mix, 2 ounces of silver tequila, and 1 ounce of triple sec. Shake it up with ice and serve in a salt-rimmed glass with a wedge of fresh lime. Oh, my! It’s so good.

If you prefer a frozen margarita, just add the ingredients to a blender and puree until smooth.

With your mix prepared, I assume you're ready for a cocktail.

Also, you can adjust these amounts to your own taste. However you fix yours, I’m certain you’ll love this recipe as much as we did.

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Homemade Margarita Mix
Servings: 8 cups
Great recipe to create homemade margarita mix! #margarita #margaritamix #cocktail #recipe #tequila
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5 from 9 votes
This Homemade Margarita Mix is a delicious and easy recipe for making margaritas at home. Just add tequila!
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 cups lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 2 cups lime juice freshly squeezed
  1. In a large saucepan, combine the water and sugar. Stir over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil, then remove the syrup from the heat, and allow it to cool.
  2. Once cooled, mix the syrup with the lemon juice and lime juice. Chill once more.
  3. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to one week.

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With your mix prepared, I assume you're ready for a cocktail.

With your mix prepared, I assume you're ready for a cocktail.

As I noted in the recipe above, if refrigerated, this margarita mix will stay fresh for up to a week.

You can also create flavored cocktails by adding different pureed fruits, flavored tequilas, or whatever ingredients you like.


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  • meg wilson at

    Cannot wait to make this – I’m always disappointed by the pre-mix (but LOVE a good margarita)!!!
    Question – approximately how many lemons/ limes did you find you needed for the juice?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Right? Fresh is so much better! You do need a lot. I’d say about 16-20 lemons and 18-22 limes. It’s totally worth it though!

      xo Michael

      • MEG WILSON at

        Absolutely worth it, have it prepped and ready for this weekend!! Thank you!!

  • Sharon Parker at

    Yes! I’ve been looking for a way to make margaritas in bulk. This is going to be my summer go-to! Thanks for sharing this.

  • Mazzmatazz at

    Oh, Michael! What have you done? Now I’ll have a pitcher in my fridge all the time. Thank you.

  • sabrina at

    great idea and great tip about using fresh limes and I agree, the commercial mixes are way too sweet for me so I really appreciate being able to regulate the amount of sugar I use, also you’re a good son for making this for your mom!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      You’re so welcome! And you can even use less sugar in the recipe I provided if you wish. Enjoy!

      xo Michael

  • Peggy at

    OH.MY.GOSH!!!!!! Made this today and can hardly wait for happy hour. I think a splash of it would also work well with gin and tonic….just sayin. Thanks for the inspiring ideas.

  • Diane at

    I don’t have a juicer. Is there another easy way to juice citrus or can you recommend in inexpensive one that works?

    I’. kind of new here and I have to say I always look forward to your idea, recipes and posts overall.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      You don’t need a juicer. I actually just used a hand juicer like this one:

      xo Michael

  • Sue B at

    Agave simple syrup would work wonderfully too! (1C agave nectar to 1C warm water or agave syrup straight or diluted by half with water)

  • Alli at

    Love that you can make this at home. I think this is something I will be making as gifts!

  • Andie Thueson at

    I love margarita flavors and I use a mix to make a Mexican lemonada – I’ll have to try using your recipe instead of storebought I am sure it will take them to the next level!!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      You’ll love it! Enjoy!!

      xo Michael

  • Natalia at

    This homemade margarita mix sounds just awesome for such hot days like this summer. Can’t wait to try it out at the weekend! 🙂

  • Beth K at

    Yummmm! I love margaritas. I cant wait to make this!

  • Liz at

    How genius is this! Love the idea!

  • Sydney Peason at

    How many oz of mix does this receptor make?

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