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Classic Margarita Recipe: Lime and Tequila Cocktail

Cheers! Upgrade your next Taco Tuesday or Cinco de Mayo party with a homemade classic margarita. There’s more than one way to make a delicious cocktail, but here’s a traditional recipe to help inspire you to mix it up with tequila!

To get started, you will need tequila, lime juice, triple sec, sugar, salt, and fresh limes.

Margarita Cocktail Supplies

This recipe serves two. To start, add salt to a small in an even layer. Run a wedge of lime around the edge of your glasses and dip them in salt. Set aside. In a cocktail shaker, add tequila, lime juice, triple sec, and sugar.

Shake well and pour into glasses. Garnish with fresh lime slices. Cheers!

Classic Margarita Recipe

Classic Margarita Recipe

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Shake it up! Make this classic margarita recipe with tequila and triple sec.


  • 4 oz. tequila
  • 4 oz. fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 2 oz. triple sec
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • ยผ cup salt for garnish
  • Fresh lime wedges and slices for garnish


    1. Start by adding your salt to a small saucer in an even layer, then run a wedge of lime around the edge of your glasses, and dip them into the salt. Set aside.
    2. In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, lime juice, triple sec, and sugar.
    3. Shake well, then pour into the glasses.
    4. Garnish with fresh lime slices or wedges.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 238Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 14149mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 0g

The nutritional information here is an estimate. While I try to provide accurate information via Nutritionix, this information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that it will be completely accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any information sunnysweetdays.com should only be used as a general guideline.

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