Margarita Cocktail Recipe

Margarita Cocktail Recipe


An easy cocktail recipe for a


The famous Tequila cocktail with salt rim



  • 2 parts tequila
  • 1 part Curacao Triple Sec
  • 1 part lemon juice
  • salt
  • ice cubes
  • cocktail glass


How to mix a Margarita

For a Margarita cocktail rub the rim of the cocktail glass with lemon (on the outside only) and dip the lip of the glass into salt. Now mix all ingredients with some ice cubes in a shaker and strain into the cocktail glass (the ice cubes stay in the shaker).


Bartender’s tips and advice

  • The Blue Margarita is the famous blue colored variant of this drink. For that recipe replace the Curacao Triple Sec with Curacao Blue to give the cocktail a distinct blue color.
  • This classic drink is very similar to the Sidecar cocktail for which the main ingredient is Cognac instead of Tequila.
  • The history of this recipe dates back to the 1930s although similar drinks have been mixed before. The cocktail became popular from the 1950s onwards when Tequila was established around the world as an ingredient for mixing. The cocktail got its name in the 1930s from a beautiful showgirl from Guadalajara with the name of Margarita.
  • While using a cocktail glass is totally fine, there are special glasses available with a slightly different shape that have become the typical way to serve this cocktail in many bars. Find here an overview of cocktail glasses. In general only three types of glasses are necessary to serve all recipes you find on this page.
  • Always try to use fresh squeezed lemon juice for the Margarita. Using fresh juices is key to preparing classic cocktails with a great taste. There´s at least 1 oz. (= 3 cl) of juice in every lemon.
  • Find more tips and interesting facts in the bartenders guide.


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