Margarita recipes are incredibly flexible. There are so many flavors that work with the Margarita’s foundation of sugar, lime and tequila.
Fruit juice is a must, but after that – anything goes!
When you make a margarita, whether it is with a blender, a shaker, or a home margarita maker, most recipes call for margarita mix in addition to tequila and ice.
Yes, you could just buy a variety of mixes from the grocery or liquor store, but did you know it’s also possible to create your own margarita mix?
While you should feel free to get creative and mix your own concoctions, here is a list of sets of ingredients you can use to create margarita mixes from home. It not only costs less to create your own margarita but it also allows you to enjoy more unique flavors and fresher ingredients.
The ingredients you use will depend on how much margarita mix the recipe calls for. For example, if the recipe calls for one liter of mix, the amount of ingredients you mix together should equal that amount.
How much of each ingredient you use depends on how strong you want the various flavors to me. Some of these margarita recipes are very simple and contain just two ingredients. Others are more complex and have many more.
In general, the ingredient you will use most in all margarita recipes is juice . You will use as much juice as you would tequila.
If you’re using liqueur or flavored syrup, you should use about half of the juice amount. For example, you would use one cup of tequila, one cup of lime juice, and a half cup of Cointreau.
The remaining ingredients are at your discretion. If you’re using salt or lemon / lime zest, just use a sprinkle or a teaspoon.
Finally, remember that when it comes to adding alcohol and special flavors, it is better to start weak and then add more to make it stronger. If you’re not sure how much lemon zest is enough, start small and make the drink. Give it a taste. If it can use more, then add and blend again. It’s easy to add additional ingredients, but it’s impossible to remove ingredients if you put in too many.
Easy Margarita Recipes You’ll Love
- Orange Limeade Margarita: frozen limeade with a shot of orange flavor, such as Cointreau.
- Orange Juice Rita: orange juice, lime juice, and a small amount of salt
- Premium Margarita: fresh lime juice and Grand Marnier liqueur
- Cheap Margarita: sweet & sour and fresh lemon juice
- Fruity: can of fruit concentrate, triple sec, and sugar
- Fizzy-Rita frozen limeade, triple sec, and Sprite or 7up
- Top Shelf Orange Margarita: fresh lime juice (same amount as tequila), a small amount of Patron Extra Fine Orange Liqueur, a splash of Grand Marnier, a splash of orange juice, and a spoonful of sugar
- Lime Lover’s Margarita: Grand Marnier, lime juice, a few tablespoons of sugar, and a small amount of finely grated lime zest.
- Island Time Margarita: pineapple juice, lime juice, and lemon juice. Add sugar, water, and a small amount of both lemon and lime juice. Simmer in a saucepan until the sugar dissolves. Let the mix cool and strain it. Then add triple sec or Cointreau.
- Orange Fizzy-Rita: triple sec, sweet & sour, orange juice, lime juice, and Sprite.
- Strawberry Margarita: lime juice, frozen strawberries, and strawberry schnapps.
- Peach Margarita: lemon juice, sugar, Cointreau, fresh peaches, and peach nectar.