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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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

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: bees knees cocktail, margarita, margartia mix
Servings: 20 margaritas
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
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


  • 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. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 128kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 53mgFiber: 1gSugar: 31gVitamin A: 12IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mg
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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: https://amzn.to/2IESOED

      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?

  • Nancy at

    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!!

  • Carol M. Matheney at

    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.

  • Penny Thomas at

    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!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I’m so happy to hear this! Thank you so much! Cheers!!

      xo Michael

  • Jorge! at

    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!

    • Jorge at

      Sorry..I forgot to rate this with my comment..

  • Carol Brown at

    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!

  • Cecilia at

    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!

  • Diane at

    I took the time to squeeze all of these lemons and limes, and it tasted oh, sooo good.

  • Kevin at

    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.

  • BMeredith at

    Thank You for sharing this. I look forward to having a few of these for my Birthday this summer. Looks Delicious

  • Janet at

    Silly question – do you strain the pulp after juicing the fruit? Thank you!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      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

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