Homemade Margarita Mix is light, refreshing and made with just 2 ingredients – just add tequila and Triple Sec! This crowd pleasing mix makes it easy to serve amazing Margaritas for Cinco de Mayo, parties and more or mix up a quick marg on a whim.

Margarita Mix is delightfully sweet and full of fresh, bright flavor. It’s naturally lower in calories and has an amazing consistency. Serve a crowd with this customizable mix in a Margarita Bar.

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The best Margarita Mix is made simple, without high fructose corn syrup and preservatives you’ll find in store-bought mix.

What You Need to Make Margarita Mix

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  • Limes, or Lime Juice
  • White Granulated Sugar

To mix up margaritas, just add ice, tequila, optional Triple Sec and stir to serve!

The Best Tequila for Margaritas

Best Tequila for Margaritas

Tequila has come a long way, hasn’t it? Discover the keys to choosing the BEST tequila for margaritas, along with the simple distinction between añejo, reposado, gold and silver tequilas. Expensive tequila isn’t necessarily best for margaritas- learn why!  Read More

 

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Blanco or Silver Tequila has a lighter, sweeter, more prominent agave flavor than Reposado Tequila, which is aged in barrels. Both lend themselves well with this mix.

To make a margaritas, use equal parts tequila and margarita mix. 2 ounces mix, 2 ounces tequila and 1 ounce Triple Sec (optional).

Homemade margarita mix in a glass carafe; a vase full of yellow flowers sits to the side.
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Tips for Juicing Limes

  • Bring limes to room temperature, roll on a hard surface, slice in half and squeeze to get the most juice from each lime and make them easier to squeeze by hand.
  • Use a Manual Juicer or KitchenAid Juicer Attachment to quickly juice limes without effort.
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Lime to Juice Conversions

8 limes = 1 cup lime juice

1 lime = 2 tablespoons lime juice

Serve a Crowd

Add this mix, a variety of tequilas and fruits to set up Margarita Bar so guests can customize their cocktails for the ultimate fiesta!

Margarita Bar

Learn how to set up a Margarita Bar for fun and effortless entertaining. A margarita bar is perfect for Cinco de Mayo, summertime holidays and events. Read More

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Margarita Mix

Mix up delightfully light, bright and refreshing margarita mix in minutes to serve cocktails to a crowd for summer parties, Cinco de Mayo and more!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
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Ingredients  

Mix

  • cups water
  • cups white granulated sugar
  • 3 cups lime juice 24-30 limes (depending on size) or substitute 100% lime juice

Margarita

  • 1 cup ice
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce Triple Sec
  • 2 ounces margarita mix

Instructions 

Mix

  • In a medium saucepan, add sugar and water over medium heat. Whisk to combine until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and allow to cool 5 minutes.
    1½ cups water, 1½ cups white granulated sugar
  • Stir in lime juice and transfer to an airtight bottle, carafe or jar. Store refrigerated up to 2 weeks or frozen up to 3 months.
    3 cups lime juice

To Make a Margarita with Mix

  • Rim glass with a lime wedge and dip in a shallow plate filled with thick flakes of salt to rim. Fill glass with ice.
    1 cup ice
  • Add 2 ounces tequila, 1 ounce triple sec and 2 ounces margarita mix and stir. Garnish with a fresh lime wedge.
    2 ounces tequila, 1 ounce Triple Sec, 2 ounces margarita mix

Julie’s Tips

  • Bring limes to room temperature, roll on a hard surface, slice in half and squeeze to get the most juice from each lime.
  • To reduce the acidity or tart flavor, add up to one additional cup of water to the mix to taste, or serve over crushed ice.
  • Scale to make a larger batch using the Measurement Conversion Chart or the 2x 3x above.

Substitutions

  • Lemon or Orange Juice – Substitute 1/4  lime juice with fresh squeezed orange or lemon juice.

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Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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How To Make Margarita Mix

  1. Prep – Juice limes.
    Glass bottles, limes, and fresh squeezed lime juice for a homemade margarita mix.
  2. Combine – Add water and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until sugar dissolves to make simple syrup.
    A stainless steel pan with a whisk inside, creating simple syrup for margarita mix.
  3. Combine – Allow simple syrup to cool. Stir in lime juice and transfer to an airtight bottle to serve or store.

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28 Comments

  1. I cannot wait to try this mix! I love margaritas but not a huge fan of the store mixes either. I’ll have to try the jalapeño recipe too – I’m up for anything spicy. These will go perfect with my favorite salsa recipe.

  2. One batch makes how many drinks and what is an average strength drink proportion of mix to the alcohol ratios listed?

    Thank you!

    1. Hi Jenn!
      Thanks for your great question! I have found that this mix fits perfectly into a 32 ounce storage bottle, with a little leftover. So you’ll wind up with approximately 5-6 cups of margarita mix (you can choose to add an extra cup of water to your mix, as I note in the recipe card). Depending on your mix/tequila ratio, that serves up a LOT of margaritas!

  3. Hi! I have not tried this yet so can’t rate right now. How much “mix” do you use with 2 ounces tequila and 1 ounce triple sec? Thank you!

    1. Hi Sue!
      Thanks so much for your question! I’ve updated the notes in the post and in the recipe card to reflect the ratio a little better. It’s totally personal preference to find the right tequila/mix ratio to suit your tastes! I recommend starting with two ounces of mix, two ounces of tequila, and one ounce of triple sec! Enjoy!
      Julie