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Margarita Recipe | How To Make A Margarita Cocktail

Whether you serve it on the rocks or leave as is, a margarita is one of the most-loved cocktails you will find. It’s no wonder that it’s become such a popular beverage – it is revitalising, zesty and has the perfect balance of fruit and alcohol for a drink that makes a great addition to any special occasion. 

What's In A Margarita?

A margarita is a tequila-based cocktail, which has lime juice and orange liqueur added over ice for a tropical treat that is truly refreshing. Mastering this drink can take a little practice initially, but once you achieve the right ratio, it’s a truly delicious drink.

The classic margarita recipe calls for three parts tequila, two parts triple sec and one part freshly squeezed lime juice, but it’s worth playing with different measurements to see what you prefer, tweaking the recipe below to your own liking. 

How To Make A Margarita

A margarita only requires a few ingredients, so you and your guests will be sipping away on this delicious drink in next to no time. For equipment, all that’s needed is a cocktail shaker to blend the ingredients, a strainer to remove any ice and a beautiful glass for serving. 


Equipment Needed

Ingredients Needed


  1. Add tequila, Cointreau and margarita mix to your cocktail shaker with ice
  2. Shake ingredients to combine
  3. Line the rim of the glass with the margarita salt
  4. Strain the contents of your cocktail shaker into the glass and serve with a lime wedge for garnish.

Alternative Margarita Recipes

Mastered the art of the classic margarita and want to branch out? Lucky for you, there are plenty of flavours to try. We’re big fans of a blood orange margarita as it plays on the orange notes in the traditional recipe, but with a bolder, more citrusy flavour. 

Blood Orange Margarita

Blood oranges have a deep citrus flavour and look beautiful too, so they’re ideal for adding to a margarita recipe. This is the perfect summer drink and one you’ll be making time and time again. With the blood orange syrup made for you, it couldn’t be quicker or easier to whip this drink up at short notice – great if you have guests over!

Equipment Needed 

  • Strahl Margarita 
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Strainer

Ingredients Needed  

  • 60ml Tequila 
  • 15ml Orange Liqueur 
  • 15ml Monin Blood Orange Syrup 
  • 30ml Lime Juice 
  • Lime Wheel


  1. Add the blood orange syrup, tequila, orange liqueur and lime juice to a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice
  2. Shake to combine then strain into a margarita glass 
  3. Garnish with a lime wheel.

If you want to add an extra special touch to this drink, you can also line the rim of the glass with margarita salt to jazz up the presentation even more. However, it’s not essential to the recipe and will taste delicious either way.