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Homemade Margarita Mix – A Beautiful Mess


Today, I’m excited to share my recipe for homemade margarita mix. It’s insanely easy to make (with only two ingredients, plus water!).

The difference between homemade margarita mix and something you buy at the store is kind of insane, though. Sometimes the store-bought mixes can be syrupy and gross. Homemade tastes SO much fresher.

Margarita mix in a jar with a glass of margarita and a lime next to it

Totally worth the effort! Here’s the quick little video I made showing exactly how to make your own margarita mix and margarita.

2 whole limes and 1 half lime on a cutting board with a cup of sugar and a lime squeezer

Homemade margarita mix ingredients:

1/2 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 cup fresh lime juice (about 10 limes)

A bowl of lime juice with 2 half limes and a lime squeezer on a cutting board

Squeeze the lime juice into a bowl or measuring cup. I love this handy tool for juicing lemons and limes.

Heat the water and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved. Let the mixture cool a bit before adding in the lime juice. Mix together and pour into a glass carafe or mason jar.

Refrigerate the mix for up to two weeks.

How to Make a Homemade Margarita

Ingredients:

1 shot tequila
1/2 shot Triple Sec
homemade margarita mix
ice

Add 1 shot of tequila and half a shot of triple sec to a margarita glass (or these cactus glasses!). Add the ice and fill the rest of the glass with homemade margarita mix.

It’s super simple! Don’t forget to salt your rim and try a lime-flavored salt if you’d like. 

Pouring lime juice into a saucepan on the stove

This homemade margarita mix is perfect for parties. You can easily tweak the proportions to make a large or small batch depending on how many you’ll be serving!

You could even use a cast iron pot like this when making a bigger batch of mix.

Can I Make Different Flavors of Margarita Mix?

Yes! You can make different variations of this recipe by using grapefruit juice, orange, or cranberry juice instead of lime juice. You can even make your own strawberry margarita mix.

So many options! Don’t be afraid to experiment.

Elsie holding a margarita

Be sure to check out our archive of delicious cocktails and margarita recipes for more ideas!



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