Homemade Margarita Mix

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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!

So easy that I even made a strawberry margarita mix! It’s amazing too!


  • water
  • sugar – A little sweetness is required.
  • freshly squeezed lime and lemon juice – Please use freshly squeezed. The bottled stuff that is sold at the store does not compare. 

You’ll also need a few things to turn this mix into a tasty cocktail. 

  • tequila – You can use whichever brand you like. I prefer a middle-of-the-road brand like Jose Cuervo.
  • triple sec – My go-to is Cointreau. Grand Marnier is another delicious option. 
  • flaky salt and lime wedges – Used to garnish.
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How to Make

  • 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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How to Use

For a classic margarita, I use:

  • 3 ounces of margarita mix
  • 2 ounces of tequila
  • 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.

If you enjoy margaritas, you’re in luck because I have a blog post dedicated to my favorite margaritas recipese. You can find all of those recipes HERE.

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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I hope you’ll try stirring up a batch of this homemade margarita mix. If you do, please leave a comment and a 5-star rating below. 

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Homemade Margarita Mix

This Homemade Margarita Mix is a delicious and easy recipe for making margaritas at home. Just add tequila!
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: bees knees cocktail, margarita, margartia mix
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 20 margaritas
Calories: 128kcal



  • 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.
  • Once cooled, mix the syrup with the lemon juice and lime juice. Chill once more.
  • Store covered in the refrigerator for up to one week.



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!
The recipe makes 8 cups. Based on the serving size listed about this should make about 20 margaritas. 


Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg
With your mix prepared, I assume you're ready for a cocktail.

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  1. Made this excellent Margarita mix a couple of months ago and then put it in the FREEZER in a glass container. This weekend I brought the mix out a few hours before our guests arrived. Brought out Tequila and Triple Sec and voila! Thank you Michael! Next time I will double the mix and put TWO containers in the freezer.

  2. I bought too many limes for this recipe so ended up using all lime juice and these were a hit!!! Thank goodness for electric juicers. Heading out for another fun girls trip and this was requested. Best margaritas ever. One of my friends said they were better than the ones she had in Punta Cana. I will try the lemon and lime combo this summer as I’m sure it is wonderful also. Many thanks.

  3. Oh, how deliciously dangerous this could be,Michael! Do you have any suggestion how to turn this into a frozen version without diluting it too much? Thanks!

    1. You’re adding ice when you’re making the cocktail, so you’d just blend the ice instead leaving it whole. You could also make ice cubes with the margarita mix, but you do want some dilution so include a bit of regular (just water) ice too. Experiment and see what you like best. Cheers!

      xo Michael

  4. Michael, this is the bomb! I made up the simple syrup and keep that in refrig and just make single margarita servings using one lemon and one lime with splash of Cointreau and healthy shot of tequila! Only problem is everyone wants them! Hahahaha. The best recipe. 5 star rating. Glad I found it and so is everyone drinking my margaritas….after the first one or two drinks……I instruct them so they can squeeze the lemon and lime!

    1. No question is silly. Personally, I don’t. There isn’t that much pulp, but if that’s something you’d like to remove feel free to strain.

      xo Michael

  5. Absolutely delicious! I squeezed fresh limes and lemons, made the simple syrup, and voila, one of the best margaritas I have ever had. Thanks for this recipe. I will be making this forever.

  6. I love this recipe! I had never tried to make my own marg mix before but after trying this, I don’t think I’ll ever by a premade mix again. The flavor is great and it’s so simple (I must admit I have used bottled juice at times – not from concentrate though – and it is still great)! Thank you so much for the recipe!

  7. It’s so funny because I’m obsessed with Margaritas and decided to make my own as well and find that our recipes are identical. I actually have a recipe for making a gallon and had to calculate backwards so I could make a single margarita for myself. Exact recipe and absolutely the best I’ve ever tasted. Thank goodness we have a lemon tree and have now decided to plant a lime tree as well. Love that you were so kind to your mama!

      1. This is the only recipe I have. You can make adjustments from here to create a gallon. Hope that helps!

        xo Michael

  8. Our favorite Mexican restaurant has been shut down for COVID so no more Friday night margaritas until now! This is such a simple recipe but was perfect. I actually halved the recipe and stored it in mason jars in the fridge. I normally tweak recipes but kept this one as is and thought the first batch was great but a little sweet or me. I went to a mixture of 2 1/2 ounces of the mix with 2 ounces of Corzo silver, and 1 ounce of Cointreau. Simply an awesome margarita! Thank you for this recipe!

  9. Made your margarita mix for my own Happy Hour this afternoon. I cut the recipe in half – and Michael, it is delicious! I am one happy girl right now! Thank you!

  10. Thank you for the week’s worth of great ideas and beautiful scenery. Since you are in Pittsburgh – if you are interested in spirits, when this craziness is over, you might want to take a little day trip to Brookville. The Blackbird Distillery is a moonshine artisan distillery. They have a really nice tasting area. I n the town proper there are some little cute shops, a bistro or two and some antique stores. You will be surprised. hope you can make it east. Thanks again for the tips and tricks.

  11. Wow wow wow. Just got back from Mexico and was craving some good times again. I used our juicer which made it a lot easier and did 2 cups of sugar and 2 cups of water so it was a little less sweet. Also added a little orange juice as one bag of small limes did not quite make 2 cups. Anyway, one sip and I was back on the beach. Thank you!!

  12. 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.