The Best Margaritas

This is the best margarita recipe EVER! My husband spent years perfecting this delicious tequila cocktail. You will never need another margarita recipe again!
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: alcoholic, limes, margarita
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 1039.52kcal


  • 2 parts silver tequila
  • 1 part freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 part orange liqueur such as Grand Marnier
  • 1/2 part sweetener such as agave nectar, honey, simple syrup or sugar
  • splash of club soda
  • Lime wedges for serving


  • In a cocktail shaker, combine 2 ice cubes along with tequila,lime juice, Grand Marnier and sweetener. Shake well and divide between two margarita glasses filled with ice.
  • Top with a splash of club soda, extra lime juice and Grand Marnier. Garnish with lime wedges, if desired.


If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, use two plastic cups that fit snugly opening to opening. When possible, we shake our margaritas to ensure the ingredients get mixed together thoroughly.
Our favorite sweeteners to use in this recipe are agave syrup, honey or simple syrup. Using sugar is delicious, too, but definitely makes the drink sweeter. If you like an extra sweet margarita, granulated sugar is a great option!
The tastiest orange liqueur to use for this drink is Grand Marnier, but Triple Sec and Cointreau work well, too.
Splashing a few ingredients on top after the drinks have been poured is KEY! A splash of club soda, extra lime juice, orange juice or addtional orange liqueur are all delicious. Use just a splash of each to send your margarita to the moon!
Use crushed ice for an extra fun drink and use salt rimmed glasses.
This recipe will make enough for 1 perfect beverage, but feel free to quadruple the recipe to make a large pitcher to share!


Calories: 1039.52kcal | Carbohydrates: 198.46g | Protein: 0.72g | Fat: 0.19g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 8.15mg | Fiber: 2.11g | Sugar: 188.58g