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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Margarita Mix:

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.

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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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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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Homemade Margarita Mix
Servings: 8 cups
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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.
Recipe Notes

To mix up into a classic margarita I do about 3 ounces of margarita mix, 2 ounces of silver tequila, and 1 ounce triple sec. Shake it up with ice and serve serve in a salt rimmed glass with a wedge of fresh lime. Voila!

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

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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?

    • April Barnes at

      I would like to know this as well 🙂

      • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

        The recipe is 10 cups of liquid. Roughly one cup equals 8 ounce. So, 80 ounces total.

        xo Michael

  • Danielle Beck at

    Hi there, would you recommend the addition of triple sec?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Yes! I’ve added a note to the recipe on how to make a margarita once you have the mix prepared.
      xo Michael

  • Dori at

    So if I am going to make a pitcher, how much tequila to mix?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      There are ounces listed in the recipe to make one cocktail. If you wanted to make a pitcher to served 8, you would just multiple those amounts by 8. Adjust to taste. Cheers.

      xo Michael

  • Stacey H at

    Just made the mix to prep for Cinco de Mayo. Went an extra step and steeped some lime peel in the simple syrup for a bit because I wanted it to be lime forward. It is very refreshing-enough citrus to cut through the seemingly alarming amount of sugar and be balanced. It made just enough to fill my Pyrex batter bowl to the 8 cup mark. Thank you for the recipe!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      That lime is a smart idea! And yes, you’re welcome to cut back on the sugar or use less of the mix when you’re making your margaritas.

      xo Michael

  • Moonie at

    Can’t wait to try this, homebrewed some triple sec and tequila so this will be perfect. Thank you for sharing recipe. 😁

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      YES! Send me some of that home-brew! Haha.

      xo Michael

  • Lisa Hutchison at

    Where did you get your cute clear jar you put the mix in? Thanks!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      It’s from Target. 🙂

      xo Michael

  • Kevin Wunderlich at

    The real deal. A little time consuming to hand juice all the citrus. (I’m getting about 1/4c juice per lemon and 1/4c juice per 2 limes. So roughly 8-10 lemons and 20-25 limes.
    Very tasty recipe. Restaurant quality. 100 times better than anything in a store.

  • Samantha at

    How long can this be stored in the fridge?

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