Best Margarita Mix (Best Flavor!) – A Couple Cooks

Margarita recipe a couple cooks

Try this best margarita mix recipe – it tastes amazing homemade with just 3 ingredients and no added sugar! Just add tequila.

Best margarita mix

Making daisies for a crowd? Here’s a great solution: homemade margarita mix! It also works well for homemade margaritas, of course. You can have a drink on request, no need to squeeze or tremble! The best part is that this mixture is all natural with no added sugar. The drink tastes amazing: spicy and crunchy, with just the right bite of tequila. Alex and I love our classic margarita, and this is a quick way to make many of them at once! Take 5 minutes to make this mixture, and it will be your new favorite cocktail trick.

Why this is the best homemade margarita mix!

Making a homemade margarita mix has many advantages over store-bought mix. Here are a few reasons why we think this is the best margarita mix recipe:

  • It has no additives or added sugar. Most store margarita mixes and even homemade recipes have a lot of added sugar. This recipe does not include sugar as an ingredient (see below), but comes out with the best margarita flavor.
  • It has a crunchy lemon lime flavor. To mimic the lemon lime flavor of the sour mixture and the purchased margarita mixture, this recipe uses lemon and lime. Lemon adds the perfect extra touch!
  • It only takes 5 minutes to do! Some margarita mix recipes take longer because they are heated to dissolve the sugar. This one takes only a few minutes to mix!
Margarita mix

What’s in a margarita mix recipe? Good

question! The margarita is on the International Bartender Association’s list of official IBA cocktails. This means that there is an “official” definition of the margarita: tequila, Cointreau and lemon juice. To get that vibe from a store-bought margarita mix, we added lemon for even more spark. Here’s what’s in this margarita blend


  • Tequila Cointreau
  • Lemon juice

  • Lemon juice

No added sugar – by definition!

You’ll notice that one element of many margarita recipes is missing: sugar! Many bars, restaurants, and of course, store-bought mixes add a lot of simple syrup or added corn syrup. Why ruin this classic drink by making it sweet syrupy?

Added sugar isn’t even included, by definition, in this classic cocktail. And don’t worry: this margarita tastes perfectly sour and balanced with no added sweetener. To be fair, there is some sugar in the Cointreau: it provides enough balance to the lemon and lime.

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/>How to serve this margarita mix There are a few ways to serve

this margarita mix

! After doing so, here’s what we recommend:

  • Make individual drinks to order. Keep the mixture in your refrigerator and prepare individual drinks to order using this formula: 3.5 tablespoons of mixture + 3 tablespoons of tequila.
  • Make a pitcher! If you’re serving for a party, make a large margarita jug. Pour all the mixture into the pitcher and add 1 1/2 cups of tequila. Keep up the party!

What is Cointreau?

The best margarita recipe uses Cointreau: it’s an orange liqueur. Triple Sec is often used in daisies, but it is our second choice: and a definitive substitute option. Cointreau has a taste that is well balanced between bitter and sweet, while Triple Sec is harder. If you’re not sure if you want to buy a bottle, there are plenty of great cocktails that use it: like the sweet Lemon Drop Martini or the sophisticated Cosmopolitan.

Homemade margarita mix

Don’t forget

the salt edge.

Of course, it’s not a margarita without the salt rim! Here are some tips for getting the perfect salty edge:


  • kosher salt or flaky sea salt. Never use table salt! A fun variation is our margarita salt.
  • Use a lime to wet the edge. Cut a notch into a lime wedge and pass it around the edge. It works like a charm!
  • Try to get the salt only on the outside of the edge. If it is inside, it will spill into the drink.

More daisies!

There are so many ways to change this tasty classic cocktail! Here are some ideas on how to make a margarita


  • Light: Skinny, Virgin or Frozen
  • Boozy: Mezcal Margarita or Cadillac
  • Fruity Margarita: Mango, Peach, Watermelon, Blackberry, Strawberry
  • Spicy: Jalapeño
  • Unique Margarita:

  • Italian Margarita or Beer
  • Margarita

  • Lot: Margarita Margarita Print Culinary specialist with more than 10 years of experience in the restaurant industry.

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