A refreshing citrus twist on the classic margarita, this Texas Margarita recipe provides a tropical oasis right at home. Made with four simple ingredients you likely already have, this margarita recipe comes together in minutes.
While the classic margarita is a staple for many at-home bartenders, sometimes it’s fun to freshen things up. A zesty twist with orange juice, this citrus cocktail is refreshing to sip all year round. With a recipe that can easily accommodate one cocktail or an entire pitcher, you won’t be able to resist making these Texas Margaritas the first chance you get!
Sweet and Sour Mix
Ingredients for a Texas Margarita
With just four simple ingredients you likely already have at home, this margarita recipe comes together in minutes. To mix up this Texas Margarita recipe, gather the following ingredients:
- Tequila: The higher-end the tequila, the better the flavor, but feel free to use a mid-level tequila you enjoy the flavor of. See more on what tequila is best for a margarita below.
- Triple Sec: An orange-flavored liqueur also found in this Banana Daiquiri recipe.
- Sweet and Sour Mix: You can make this easy homemade sweet and sour mix or if in a pinch, buy a pre-made mix for this recipe.
- Orange Juice. Freshly squeezed is always best for cocktails if available, otherwise use a pulp-free store-bought orange juice.
What is best tequila for margaritas?
While there are delicious tequilas at every price point, I do recommend finding something that is 100% agave. Milagro Silver is a mid-level tequila that is 100% agave and that we love the flavor of.
How to Make a Texas Margarita
Below is a brief description of how to make a Texas margarita cocktail. For the full recipe and measurements, including how to make a pitcher of Texas margaritas, see the recipe card at the bottom of the page.
- Combine the tequila, triple sec, sweet and sour mix, and orange juice together in a glass over ice.
- Stir gently to combine.
- Garnish with a lime wedge and an orange wedge. Enjoy!
How to Serve
Texas Margaritas are best served over ice immediately after mixing. You can garnish each glass with a lime wedge and an orange wedge for an extra citrus touch.
A Texas Margarita uses orange juice for a citrus twist on the classic margarita cocktail.
Yes, Triple Sec is gluten-free.
Yes, most tequilas are considered gluten-free. However, always check your bottle of tequila to know for sure.
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Pitcher (6 Margaritas)
- 1 1/4 cup tequila
- 1 1/4 cup sweet and sour mix
- 1/2 cup Triple Sec
- 3/4 cup orange juice
- 1 1/2 ounce tequila
- 1 1/2 ounce sweet and sour mix
- 3/4 ounce Triple Sec
- 1 ounce orange juice
- Mix together the tequila, Triple Sec, orange juice and sweet and sour mix in a large pitcher and serve over ice.
- Pour the tequila, Triple Sec, orange juice and sweet and sour mix over ice and stir gently.