Margarita cocktail

Margarita cocktail
The Margarita is America's most popular tequila-based cocktail, and is made from tequila, triple sec and lime juice served over ice.
According to cocktail historian David Wondrich, the margarita is related to a popular Mexican drink, the Daisy – Margarita is Spanish for "daisy". The difference between them is the usage of tequila rather than brandy.
The margarita became popular during Prohibition as people crossed the Mexican border to consume alcohol.
We also have a popular recipe for a Melon margarita and a Frozen Strawberry Margarita both of which taste amazing!
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine French
Servings 1
Calories 160 kcal


  • Margarita glass


  • 45 ml Tequila
  • 22.5 ml Triple-sec liqueur
  • 22.5 ml lime juice
  • 2 wedges lime (to garnish)


  • Rub the rim of a chilled cocktail glass with the lime wedge.
  • Then dip the cocktail glass into sea salt to frost.  
  • Add crushed ice into a cocktail shaker.
  • Add the tequila, triple sec and lime juice into the shaker.
  • With the lid on, shake vigorously until cold and strain into the cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with the remaining lime wedge.


What is the difference between a Paloma and Margarita?

A Paloma cocktail also uses tequila like a Magarita, but the Paloma cocktail doesn’t contain triple sec and instead uses a grapefruit juice mix.

Is a margarita sweet?

Yes, a margarita cocktail has a generally sweet taste, sharpened a little by the tequila.

Are margarita strong?

Yes, a margarita is a very strong alcoholic cocktail, with roughly 4-4.5 units per serving.

Jose Cuervo ran ad campaigns for the Margarita in 1945, with the slogan "Margarita: it's more than a girl's name.".

Please note that the units field is an estimation, and will vary depending on the type and quantity of alcohol used. Please drink responsibly and legally.