8 Tasty Margarita Recipes To Try At Home

If there was ever a time to treat yourself to a margarita on a Monday, it’s now. To celebrate today’s National Margarita Day, we asked eight top bartenders and brands how to make the best ones at home – along with a few twists on the classic recipe if you don’t have all the traditional ingredients to hand.
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Tequila Margarita
Casamigos

Serves

2

Difficulty

Easy

Total Time

5 Minutes

Ingredients

60ml of Casamigos blanco tequila
30ml of fresh lime juice
10ml of fresh orange juice
30ml of agave nectar
30ml of orange liqueur
Salt, sugar or orange zest, for the rim

Method

Step 1

Combine all the ingredients into a tin shaker.

Step 2

Add ice, shake vigorously, and strain into a rimmed rocks glass.

Step 3

Add fresh ice and garnish with lime.
Hacha Mexican Highball
Hacha

Serves

1

Difficulty

Easy

Total Time

5 Minutes

Ingredients

40ml of blanco or reposado tequila
10ml of mezcal
10ml of freshly squeezed lime
For the homemade tepache
1 medium-sized pineapple
Half a bag of brown sugar
2 large handfuls of cloves
1 large piece of peeled ginger
2 cinnamon sticks
2 litres of water

Method

Step 1

To make the tepache, take the pineapple, peel the skin and then cut into cubes. Place the skin in a large container skin-side down and add a small handful of the cubes. Cover the skin and cubes with the brown sugar. Add the cloves, ginger and cinnamon sticks, then add two litres of water. Cover the container with a lid and leave a little gap to allow a small amount of airflow. Leave for a minimum of 24 hours (48 hours for best results), waiting until you see some small foam on top of the liquid – this signals the fermentation process.

Step 2

Strain and discard the skins and debris, and decant into a 2-litre jug and keep in the fridge. The tepache can last for at least 2-3 weeks if kept in the fridge and makes a refreshing non-alcoholic drink – very traditional in Mexico.

Step 3

To make the cocktail, fill a highball glass with cubed ice and add the tequila, mescal and lime juice. Stir well, top with the tepache and serve.

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Classic Margarita
Waeska

Serves

1

Difficulty

Easy

Total Time

5 Minutes

Ingredients

50ml of blanco tequila
25ml of Cointreau
20ml of lime juice
Salt
Ice

Method

Step 1

Take a cold martini glass and rub a wedge of lime around the rim. Then dip your rim in the salt flakes.

Step 2

Add the tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and lots of ice to a shaker.

Step 3

Shake, then strain through a fine sieve into your chilled glass. Serve immediately.
Lemon Margarita
Two Keys

Serves

1

Difficulty

Easy

Total Time

5 Minutes

Ingredients

35ml of Don Julio reposado tequila
1 bottle of Two Keys lemon mixer
Juice of half a lemon

Method

Step 1

Salt the rim of the glass, if desired.

Step 2

Pour the tequila over ice.

Step 3

Squeeze the lemon juice into the glass.

Step 4

Top up with Two Keys lemon mixer and stir.

Step 5

Garnish with a wedge of fresh lemon.
Patrón Perfect Margarita
Patrón

Serves

1

Difficulty

Easy

Total Time

5 Minutes

Ingredients

35ml of Patrón reposado tequila
15ml of Patrón Citrónge orange liqueur
20ml of lime juice

Method

Step 1

Chill a coupe glass.

Step 2

Garnish the glass with a lime wedge and a salt rim around half the glass.

Step 3

Add all ingredients and ice to a shaker.

Step 4

Shake and strain into the glass.
Tommy’s Margarita
The Address Collection

Serves

1

Difficulty

Easy

Total Time

5 Minutes

Ingredients

50ml of El Jimador blanco tequila (or any 100 % agave tequila of choice)
25ml of fresh lime juice
20ml of agave
A lime wedge, to garnish

Method

Step 1

Shake all ingredients with ice. You can adjust the agave levels to taste depending on how sweet or sour you like your margaritas.

Step 2

Strain into a rocks glass and garnish with a lime wedge. We use dehydrated limes in our bars, but fresh lime is also great.

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Tequila & Tonic
El Rayo

Serves

1

Difficulty

Easy

Total Time

5 Minutes

Ingredients

40ml of El Rayo tequila
Tonic water
Grapefruit slice
Ice

Method

Step 1

Fill a highball glass with ice and add the tequila.

Step 2

Top with tonic water and garnish with a slice of fresh grapefruit.
Classic Margarita
Ladies & Gentlemen

Serves

1

Difficulty

Easy

Total Time

5 Minutes

Ingredients

50ml of tequila
25ml of triple sec liqueur or Cointreau
25ml of lime juice
1 lime wedge
A splash of orange juice
Salt
Cubed ice

Method

Step 1

Chill your glass. The easiest way is to fill it with ice or pop in fridge prior to making Friday cocktails.

Step 2

Put lots of ice and all of the ingredients including a splash of orange juice into a jam jar or anything you can shake with, then shake hard for about 30 seconds to chill the liquid really well.

Step 3

Run a lime wedge around the outside of the rim of your glass before rolling the rim in salt.

Step 4

Strain the mix into the glass and enjoy.

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