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!

Ingredients:

  • 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.

Cheers!

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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

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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.

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

Nutrition

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. 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!

    1. 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

    1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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?

    1. 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