7 Ways to Prepare Margarita

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7 Ways to Prepare Margarita
7 Ways to Prepare Margarita

Nobody knows for sure who invented the margarita. The drink has many origin stories, so nothing more natural that it has many variations (which makes it worth trying).


Method 1 of 7: Making the classic margarita

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Step 1. Take the following ingredients:

  • 1 to 2 parts 100% agave tequila.
  • 1 part freshly made lemon juice.
  • 1 part triple century
  • Coarse salt.
  • Lemon to decorate.
  • Ice.
  • Tabasco sauce (optional).

Step 2. Wet the rim of the glass with lemon

Cut a slit in a lemon wedge and place on edge of glass. Pass the slice all the way around to wet it.

Step 3. Salt the rim of the cup

Put some coarse salt on a plate. Holding the glass parallel to the plate, let the edge touch the salt and slowly turn.

  • Do not place the cup upside down on top of the salt dish as if it were a cake tin. Ideally, the salt should only be on the outside of the glass.
  • Use sugar instead of salt if you prefer.

Step 4. Fill a shaker with ice to 2/3 to ¾ of its capacity

Use large or small cubes (so they melt quickly and dilute the drink).

Step 5. Pour 1-2 parts tequila into the shaker

To make a margarita, add 1-2 shots of tequila. The quantity is to taste.

It's a good idea to start with 1 shot of tequila and, if it's too weak for you, add more

Step 6. Add 1 part triple sec to shaker

To make a margarita, add 1 serving of triple sec.

Step 7. Place 1 part of fresh lemon juice in the shaker

To make a margarita, add a dose (same as drinks) of lemon juice.

Step 8. Shake heartily

Do this for at least 15 seconds to make sure the ingredients are well mixed.

Step 9. Pour the contents of the shaker into the prepared glass

If you want to put ice in the margarita, place the cubes before pouring the drink (so as not to sneeze).

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Step 10. Ornament with a slice of lemon and enjoy!

If you prefer, you can also add some Tabasco sauce.

Step 11. Try other proportions of ingredients

If you don't like the amounts suggested here, try one of the following (tequila: triple sec: lemon juice):

  • 3:2:1
  • 3:1:1
  • 7:4:3
  • 8:1.5:3 (to reduce the triple sec taste)

Method 2 of 7: Making a simple 3-ingredient margarita

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Step 1. Take the following ingredients:

  • 1 to 1 ½ parts of freshly squeezed lemon juice.
  • 2 parts of water.
  • 1 to 2 parts 100% agave tequila.
  • 1/2 to 1 part agave nectar, to taste.
  • Ice.
  • Coarse salt.

Step 2. Salt the edges of the margarita glass

To do this, dip the rim with lemon and then place it in a saucer filled with rock salt.

Step 3. Put the lemon juice in the shaker

To make 1 margarita, use 1 to ½ servings of lemon juice, which equals about 2 medium to large lemons.

Step 4. Pour water into the shaker

To make 1 margarita, add 2 doses of water. To make sure that no additives or chemicals will interfere with the taste, use filtered or bottled water.

Step 5. Add the tequila

To make 1 margarita, use 1 or 2 shots of tequila; you decide how strong you want the drink to be.

Step 6. Place the agave nectar in the shaker

To make 1 margarita you will need something close to ½ dose of nectar, depending on your preference.

Step 7. Add a generous amount of ice to the shaker

Ideally, it has more ice than liquids: it should be 2/3 to ¾ full with ice alone.

Step 8. Shake well

Do this for at least 15 seconds so that everything is very well mixed.

Step 9. Remove the shaker cap

If it's stuck, tap the bottom with the tip of your palm, near the wrist.

Step 10. Place the margarita in the glass

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Step 11. Put ornaments in the cup and enjoy

If you want a slice of lemon on the rim or a small umbrella, now's the time. Once finished, cheers!

Method 3 of 7: Making frozen margarita

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Step 1. Gather the following ingredients:

  • 10 to 12 medium to large files.
  • 6 to 8 medium to large lemons.
  • 1/2 part tequila.
  • 1/2 part triple century
  • Coarse salt.
  • Ice.

Step 2. Make your own mix (sweet and sour)

In a large bowl, mix 1 cup sugar with 1 cup warm water and stir until sugar dissolves. Then add 1 cup of fresh lime juice and then the same cup of lemon juice.

Another way to mix the sugar and water is to put them together in a jar and shake them a lot until the sugar dissolves

Step 3. Prepare your cup

Use a slice of fresh lemon to dip the rim of a chilled glass, then dip the glass in rock salt. For a sweet and salty taste at the same time, dip the mouth of the glass in a mixture of sugar and salt.

Step 4. Place 1 ½ parts of tequila in a blender

To make 1 margarita, add 1 ½ shots of tequila.

Step 5. Add ½ part triple sec to blender

To make 1 margarita, you will need ½ triple sec serving (Cointreau is most popularly recommended).

Step 6. Add 3 parts of the lime, lemon, water and sugar mixture that was made just before

To make 1 margarita, add 3 doses of the mixture.

Step 7. Add ice and beat

Put enough ice so that it is just above the liquid level. Beat until mixture is smooth and frothy.

Step 8. Serve and enjoy

You can garnish the glasses with a lemon wedge and pour some lime juice (or squeeze it into the top of the glass) before drinking.

Method 4 of 7: Making frozen margarita with sweet lemon drink

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Step 1. Take a pot with a capacity of 1.9 L

It should have a lid that closes tightly and needs to fit in your freezer.

This recipe uses ready-made lemon drink; there are several brands for sale, choose one and use 360 ​​ml for this recipe

Step 2. Mix ingredients in pot

Follow the list:

  • 360 ml of ready-made lemon drink.
  • 1 L of water.
  • 360 ml of tequila.
  • 180 ml of triple sec.

Step 3. Wait for the mixture to froth

This can take up to 4 hours. Place the pot in the freezer overnight; the alcohol will keep the margarita sparkling - it won't freeze and get hard.

Step 4. Prepare the cups

Before serving the drinks, prepare the glasses by wetting their mouths with lemon and dipping them in coarse salt.

Step 5. Take the mixture out of the freezer

Remove the pot from the freezer; if it has a lid, you can shake it vigorously to mix the ingredients well.

If you can't close the pot and shake it, open it, place it on the table and beat it with a spoon or hand whisk

Step 6. Serve using a ladle

This recipe yields 1.9 L, which equates to eight to 12 margaritas, depending on the size of the cups.

Method 5 of 7: Light beer alternative

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Step 1. Gather the ingredients:

  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup light beer (Corona is a good choice).
  • 1 cup gold tequila (silver version is not good with beer).
  • Triple century to taste (as sweet as possible).
  • ¼ to ½ lemon juice.
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar.
  • Sparkling water.
  • Ice chips.

Step 2. Prepare the cups

Use a slice of fresh lemon to wet their mouths. Dip the cup in coarse salt (upside down).

This recipe will be enough to make some drinks

Step 3. Place the tequila, triple sec, lemon juice and sugar in a shaker

Stir well and let it sit for 30 seconds to help dissolve the sugar.

The triple century is to taste. Try to add ½ cup

Step 4. Add ice and shake hard

Fill the shaker 2/3 to 3/4 full with ice, close the lid and shake vigorously for at least 15 seconds.

Step 5. Pour mixture into cups

Once the ingredients are well mixed, remove the lid and pour the drink into the iced cups with a salt rim.

Step 6. Put the beer in the glasses

Add ½ to ¾ cup of beer to your glass. First add ½ cup of beer and try before adding more.

Step 7. Stir and experiment

Mix the ingredients and taste the margarita; adjust to taste and stir if necessary.

If you prefer, add sparkling water to give the drink a fizzy touch

Step 8. Put ice chips in the drink, stir and enjoy

Once you are satisfied with the taste of the margarita, add some ice chips, stir and enjoy!

Method 6 of 7: Choosing the Best Ingredients

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Step 1. Know how to choose a good tequila

It is best made from 100% agave. Those that are not 100% agave may contain corn syrup, artificial flavors and colors. The label should say “100% agave”.

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Step 2. Know what kind of triple century you want

The common has an alcohol content ranging from 15% to 40%. To make a stronger margarita, choose a triple sec with a higher alcohol content, such as Cointreau (40% alc/vol).

  • There are several triple century brands - the most popular being Curacoa, Grand Marnier (which is actually an orange-infused cognac) and Cointreau.
  • To make a simpler margarita, set the triple sec aside.
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Step 3. Choose the perfect lemons; ripe ones have a thin, shiny and smooth skin

When rubbed, they release the typical aroma.

  • For the authentic Mexican flavor, use Galician lemon, as it is more sour and bitterer than Tahiti.
  • Alternatively, use lime juice for a smoother taste.
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Step 4. Use a high quality sweetener

The most common sweeteners for margaritas are agave nectar (if you can't find it on the market, try a health food store), syrup and honey.

  • You can make a simple syrup at home by mixing water and sugar in a jar and shaking or heating the sugar and water in a saucepan - until the sugar dissolves in both cases. Depending on your preference, you can mix 1 ½ to 2 parts sugar to 1 part water.
  • No sweetening is necessary - some people don't use anything, letting the orange liqueur do the job.
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Step 5. Use large ice cubes

Unless you're making the margarita in a blender, use large ice cubes (when making in a shaker, for example). They won't melt as fast as crushed ice or smaller cubes; the less the ice melts, the stronger and more flavorful the drink.

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Step 6. Choose a quality salt to pass in the mouth of the glasses

Coarse salt is most recommended for this. Sea salt will be a little saltier than usual.

  • Avoid using refined salt, which will create a salt-filled pellet edge and make the drink too salty.
  • Ready-made margarita salt mixes can be found at liquor stores or supermarkets.

Method 7 of 7: Salting the Cup Edge

Step 1. Put the salt in a small bowl or dish

It is recommended to use coarse salt, as larger grains are better for both the flavor of the drink and the aesthetics of the glass. Try making a 60mm edge of salt.

To make a very tasty sweet and salty rim, add a little sugar to the salt mixture before pouring the cup

Step 2. Moisten the mouth of the glasses

A popular way to do this for margaritas is to cut a lemon wedge, place it in the glass as if for garnishing, and then spread it over the entire edge.

Be careful not to squeeze the lemon too tightly as you pass it over the rim or the juice may fall into the glass; but if you fall down isn't the end of the world, you'll just look a little messy

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Step 3. Salt the mouth of the cup

There are two popular methods for doing this: the first is to simply place the mouth of the glass in the salt and swirl it a little.

The other method is to hold the mouth of the glass parallel to the plate with the salt and, letting it touch the salt lightly, turn the glass in your hand so that the entire edge is covered. This method ensures that the salt is only on the outside of the cup, so that no more salt goes into the drink


  • A margarita needs good ingredients to be good, so don't try to skimp.
  • Freeze glasses first to keep margaritas cold and refreshing longer.
  • Consider experimenting with adding herbs such as mint, basil or cilantro to margaritas - but don't add them all at once.
  • To make a blue margarita (or blue margarita) use blue curacao liqueur (made from dehydrated rinds of laraha citrus, which has an orange-like flavor) in place of triple sec in margaritas.
  • Some people recommend squeezing lemon juice 4 to 10 hours before using; this can help to lower the acidity and enhance the flavor of the lemon.
  • Some margarita junkies suggest trying the recipe without orange liqueur.
  • For reference, dose cups have a volume of 30 to 45 ml.


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