close up photo of a glass filled with a classic margarita

The Best Classic Margarita Recipe

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 5 minutes
  • yield Yield: 1 margarita 1x
  • category Category: Cocktails
  • method Method: Cocktail Shaker
  • cuisine Cuisine: South American


Making The Ultimate Classic Margarita is easier than you think – only 5 ingredients and you’re in margarita heaven! This easy cocktail recipe is a winner every time!



Single Serving:

  • 2 oz. tequila
  • 1/2 oz. orange liqueur
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 oz. fresh orange juice
  • splash of agave nectar
  • ice cubes

Pitcher for a Crowd (makes 8 servings)

  • 2 cups of tequila
  • 1/2 cup orange liqueur
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar


Single Serving:

  1. Add tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, orange juice agave nectar, and ice to a cocktail shaker. Shake for 30 seconds.
  2. Pour mixture over ice and serve.

Pitcher for a Crowd:

  1. To a large pitcher add 2 cups of tequila, 1/2 cup orange liqueur, 1 cup of fresh lime juice, 3/4 cup of orange juice and 1 tablespoon of agave nectar. Mix together with a large bar spoon.
  2. Pour mixture over salt rimmed glasses filled with ice.


  • Serving Size: 1 cocktail
  • Calories: 208
  • Sugar: 14 g
  • Sodium: 3 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 22 g

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