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Tall glass of classic margarita with lime wedges and ice.

Classic Margarita

Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: classic margarita, simple margarita
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 242kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
This Classic Margarita is made with 5 simple ingredients. It's refreshing, slightly tart, and perfect all year long!
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  • 4 ounces good quality tequila (recommended: Cazadores Blanco)
  • 1 ounce Cointreau or good quality triple sec
  • 3 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 ounce agave
  • extra limes and flaky salt for serving, if desired


  • If desired, run a lime around the rim of 2 glasses and dip each into a shallow dish of salt.
  • Pour tequila, cointreau, lime juice, orange juice, and agave into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. (I don't have a cocktail shaker so I use a mason jar. Works just as good) Shake vigorously to combine ingredients.
  • Fill your glasses with ice and pour margarita over the ice. Serve immediately.


  1. Feel free to leave out the agave or reduce the amount to 1/2 ounce for a tarter drink. 
  2. I prefer to use a blanco or silver tequila but if you like gold feel free to use it. Just note that because there aren't a lot of ingredients in this drink the tequila can stand out. 
  3. Nutrition Facts: Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.


Serving: 5.5oz | Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 57IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 6mg