Margarita Recipe That’s Really Refreshing

This margarita recipe is a quick way to feel like you’re on vacation whether you really are or not! Following this one will give you a cold cocktail in about five minutes.

You will need a few things to make this tasty treat, though. The good news is that you can get pretty much anything you don’t have on Amazon in a day or two.

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What It IsNameWhere to Get
DrinkwareSmall cocktail shakerAmazon
DrinkwareLime squeezerAmazon
DrinkwareJigger (2 ounces)Amazon
CookwarePyrex measuring cupAmazon
CookwareCutting boardAmazon
CookwareSmall kitchen knifeAmazon
IngredientPatron tequila, 2 ounceLiquor Store
IngredientCointreau, 1 ounceLiquor Store
IngredientCoarse Kosher saltStore
IngredientFresh lime (squeeze 1 ounce of juice out)Store
IngredientIce (about a cup)Home

Step 1 of making this margarita recipe is to grab your lime, cutting board and kitchen knife. You could just buy some lime juice, but it’s so much better fresh-squeezed.

margarita recipe

Slice up 1 or 2 thin pieces of lime to add to the glass as garnish later on and set it aside.

chopped up lime for margarita recipe

Next, get your squeezer and 2-ounce jigger.

lime squeezer and jigger for margarita recipe

Place your sliced lime in the squeezer with the exposed part facing down and the back part facing up like this:

lime squeezer

It probably seems more natural to have the lime the other way around for a margarita recipe, but it’s just easier to squeeze the juice out this way since there are holes on the bottom of the squeezer.

Squeeze out 1 ounce of lime juice into the jigger (which should have measurement lines in it).

Squeezing lime for margarita

Once that ounce is in there, grab your ice and the cocktail shaker.


Put some ice in the shaker and follow that by pouring the lime juice in.

pouring lime juice into cocktail shaker

Once it’s in there, get your bottle of Cointreau. Triple Sec also works, too for this margarita recipe.


Once you have that, grab the jigger again and measure out 1 ounce of Cointreau.

Pouring Cointreau into jigger

Once that’s measured out, dump it into the shaker.

margarita recipe

Lastly, get your Patron Tequila for this part of the margarita recipe. I bought a little baby bottle of it, 375 ml.

Patron Tequila for Margarita recipe

Measure out 2 ounces of that.


Pour it into the shaker.

Pouring Patron tequila into a shaker

Put the lid on top of the cocktail shaker.


Following that, you can probably guess which part this is. Yea, shake it up.

shaker bottle

Before you pour it out, there’s one or two more things you need to do for this margarita recipe. Get your coarse Kosher salt.


Take that and dump some out on to the cutting board. Spread it around.

Pouring Kosher salt out on cutting board for margarita recipe

Take a lime and rub it around the rim of the glass for this part of the margarita recipe.

lime on glass

Once that’s done, place the top of the glass on the cutting board and press it into the salt. Get plenty of that on the rim of the glass.

Coating rim of glass with lime

Once your salt is on the rim of the glass, get the shaker.


Take that and pour it into the glass. You could also add ice first, your call. Make sure the filter is in the shaker.

Pouring shaker bottle out into glass
pouring drink into glass

To wrap things up, put some ice in glass if you haven’t already and stick some lime on the rim. There ya have it! Your margarita recipe is all done. Drink and enjoy.


This should be a hit with anyone you know who likes to drink.

Margarita Recipe That's Really Refreshing

Recipe by Bob


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  • 1 ounce Cointreau

  • 2 ounces Patron Tequila

  • 1 ounce lime juice

  • 1 thin slice of lime

  • Kosher salt (about a teaspoon) for the rim of the glass


  • Cut and squeeze a fresh lime, collecting the juice somewhere. Save a small slice to put on the glass.
  • Using a 2 ounce jigger, measure the 1-ounce Cointreau, 2 ounces Patron, and 1 ounce of lime juice into a shaker with ice in it.
  • Shake well.
  • Spread out some coarse Kosher salt on a cutting board, rub the lime on the rim of the margarita glass, and press the glass into the salt to coat the rim of the glass.
  • Add some ice to the glass and pour in your margarita.


  • Calorie calculation is available in the recipe at the end of the page.

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Calorie calculation:

I calculated the calories for this by taking the total calories for all the ingredients and dividing by the number of servings, which is 1 in this case.

Cointreau (1 ounce)95
Patron tequila (2 ounces)128
Lime juice (1 ounce)7

*Only make or consume the product of this recipe if you’re 21 years of age or older.

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