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A good classic margarita recipe is a difficult thing to come by these days. Everyone has their personal margarita preferences–flavored margaritas, skinny margaritas, frozen margaritas, beer margaritas, and even some prefer margarita cupcakes or ice pops. The simple lime flavor seems to be a hit with almost everyone.

This tried and true classic margarita recipe is one of my favorite! Warning: Drink slowly, they sneak up on you!

A couple of years ago I ran across an almost perfect classic margarita recipe. A few tweaks and here it is–my very favorite classic “house” margarita recipe.

Is this a strong margarita recipe?

Yup! Super strong–I’d definitely suggest drinking this when you’re home and not driving. It’s a tad sweet so you can’t taste the tequila–watch out!

Can I make this a non-alcoholic margarita?

You could–but I’m not sure if it would be a bit too sweet without the tequila to mellow it out. Maybe cut back on the sweetener and taste it first if you’d like to make a virgin margarita,

House Margarita Recipe

Classic Margarita Recipe:

1. Add ice to your glass and other ingredients to a cocktail shaker.

2. Shake shake shake.

3. Pour and enjoy.

If you’re looking for some flavored margaritas, I’d check out these favorites:

Classic Margarita Recipe

Looking for more margaritas? You might be interested in these posts:

More margaritas from My Crazy Good Life 

Weight Watchers Freestyle Smart Points: 16


House Margarita Recipe
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Classic Margarita Recipe

Created by: Becca Ludlum
Prep Time 4 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Servings 1
Everyone needs a tried and true margarita recipe. Here's my #1 favorite classic margarita recipe for you to share with your guests.


  • ice
  • 2 oz. tequila
  • 2 oz. simple syrup
  • 1 oz. Cointreau
  • 1 oz. lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 oz. lemon juice freshly squeezed

Crushed ice

    Salt or lime for garnish


      • Add ice to your glass and other ingredients to a cocktail shaker. ice, 2 oz. tequila, 2 oz. simple syrup, 1 oz. Cointreau, 1 oz. lime juice, 1 oz. lemon juice
      • Shake shake shake.
      • Pour and enjoy.


      Weight Watchers Freestyle Smart Points: 16
      If you share one it's only 8 points! 


      Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 36mg | Sugar: 52g | Vitamin C: 19mg | Iron: 2mg

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      One Comment

      1. Natasha Rand says:

        We love Margies in the UK and we’ve found that if you put some jalapeño chillies in the bottle of 100% Agave tequila,(leave for a couple of weeks) then mix a straight authentic margarita with 1 part tequila 2 parts cointreau, lime juice and we make it a long drink by letting it out with some blood orange juice… it’s a perfect Friday drink for us mum’s to relax on a summers afternoon with!!

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