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Margarita Mix

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Posted: 05/02/24

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A really good margarita mix is the base of a really good margarita. This homemade margarita mix recipe is so easy to make. With a few simple ingredients and five minutes of your time, it will make your margaritas so much better than using the store-bought stuff.

bottle of homemade margarita mix with fresh lemons and limes

With some lemons, limes, sugar, and water, your neighbor will be happy to lend you a cup of sugar if they get a yummy margarita in return! The simple ingredients of this recipe make the mix so much fresher than store-bought mixes, which can be syrupy and filled with additives. One of the best parts of this recipe is that it makes enough for a pitcher of margaritas and can be stored in the freezer for a later date, saving you time and money. This margarita mix will take your margaritas to the next level of freshness!

jar of homemade margarita mix with lemons and limes.

Margarita Mix Ingredients

  • Sugar: Creates a simple syrup when combined with water on the stovetop that adds the perfect layer of sweetness to balance the acidity of the lemon and lime juice.
  • Lemons: Juice squeezed from fresh lemons will give the margarita mix the freshest flavor.
  • Limes: The combination of lemon and lime juice gives this mix the best citrus flavor. Like the lemons, we always recommend getting juice from fresh limes. See our tips for getting the most juice from your lemons and limes below.

Getting Juice From Lemons and Limes

Freshly squeezed lime and lemon juices are what sets this mix recipe apart. We highly recommend buying lemons and lemons and getting the juice from them compared to buying just the juice.

To get the most juice from your fruit, roll the fruit between your hand and the counter a few times. You can also put the fruit in the microwave for 20 seconds before getting the juice. Using a citrus juicer is a great way to get the most juice from your lemons and limes. I will link one below that we love.

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making homemade margarita mix recipe in a jar with lemons and limes

How to Make Margarita Mix

Here is a brief overview of how this homemade margarita mix comes together. For the full recipe including all measurements, see the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  1. Dissolve the sugar in water. In a saucepan, combine sugar and water over medium heat until the sugar is fully dissolved. Pour the mixture into a jar and let it cool to room temperature.
  2. Add the lemon and lime juice. Once the sugar mixture has cooled, add the lime juice and lemon juice to the jar.
  3. Enjoy or store. It’s ready to enjoy in a margarita or be stored for a later date.

Make a Skinny Margarita Mix

A simple swap can make this margarita mix skinny. Instead of regular sugar, use stevia. Following the manufacturer’s conversion for this recipe, instead of the cup sugar, use 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons stevia.

two salt rimmed glasses of margaritas made with homemade margarita mix surrounded by lemons and limes

How to Make Margaritas with Mix

This margarita mix recipe can be used as the base of any margarita. It can be as simple as just adding tequila and triple sec or as fancy as making it blended and flavored.

This is our favorite margarita recipe. For one margarita, combine the following ingredients over ice and stir gently for a margarita on the rocks, or combine them in a blender and blend until smooth for a frozen drink.

  • 1 1/2 ounces margarita mix
  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila
  • 3/4 ounce triple sec

To make a pitcher of margaritas, simply increase ingredients to 1 1/4 cups margarita mix, 1 1/4 cups tequila, and 1/2 cup triple sec. Don’t forget to salt (or sugar) to the rim of your glasses!

Margarita

This classic margarita recipe is simple and refreshing.
glass of margarita with ice, salted rim, and lime

Storing Margarita Mix

The prepared mix can be used right away, stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for one week, or in the freezer for up to one month. When you are ready to make a margarita, thaw the amount of mix that you want to use.

bottle of homemade margarita mix with lemons and limes

Other Margarita Recipes

Use this homemade mix in these delicious margarita recipes!

If you make this homemade margarita mix recipe or any of my other recipes, please leave a comment and let us know! We love hearing from you.

bottle of homemade margarita mix with lemons and limes
5 from 1 vote

Margarita Mix

Serves: 2 pitchers
(tap # to scale)
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
This homemade margarita mix will make your margaritas so fresh and delicious! It's so easy to make and only requires a few simple ingredients and 5 minutes of your time.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice  5 – 7 small limes
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice  2 medium lemons

Instructions

  • Simmer 1 cup of granulated sugar and 2 cups of water over medium heat until it is fully dissolved. Pour it into a jar and let it come to room temperature.
  • Once cool add 1/2 cup of lime juice and 1/2 cup lemon juice to the jar.
  • You can store it in a sealed container for a week or for up to a month in the freezer.
Author: Nathan Longley
Course: Drinks
bottle of homemade margarita mix with lemons and limes

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Nathan Longley has been his wife’s personal bar tender for as long as he can remember. While he most often enjoys a cold beer, he is known to love our vodka gimlet.

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  1. Mitzi says

    Do you use bottled or freshly squeezed lemon & lime juice?

    • Nathan Longley says

      Fresh squeezed is best but you can use bottled.

  2. Betty says

    looking for a recipe for sing-a pore-sling

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