Easy Make-Ahead Margaritas

April 22, 2014 • Cocktails, Uncategorized

Easy Margaritas - Mediterranean Baby (6)

My mom loves a classic, frozen, salted margarita.  So, in honor of her upcoming birthday, I wanted to post these easy make-ahead margaritas to help everyone get ready for warm weather and outdoor happy hours at last! I played around with this recipe after studying ingredient lists for other margarita recipes all over the web.  Once I figured out which flavor combos I liked, it was all a matter of portions.  (Personally, I can’t stand how sweet and artificial the store-bought margarita mixes taste.)

The end result will yield you a little over 4 cups of homemade margarita mix that you can make well in advance of your get together and either serve on the rocks or crush with ice in a blender.  That may not sound like a lot, but the recipe is mostly alcohol, so a little bit of these can go a long way (wink, wink, Grammy Lobaugh).  Plus, you can easily double or triple the recipe for larger parties.  For a party of four adults, figuring each person will imbibe roughly 2 drinks, you’re covered with this recipe. Cheers!

Easy Margaritas - Mediterranean Baby (9)

Easy Margaritas - Mediterranean Baby (8)

Easy Make-Ahead Margaritas


  • 2 cups tequila
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup (1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water, brought to a boil and thoroughly combined with a whisk until the sugar is dissolved)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2/3 cup triple sec
  • 4 limes, sliced
  • Coarse sea salt


In a pitcher, combine all ingredients, adding the slices from 2 of the limes. Stir and chill.

Serve on the rocks or add with ice in a blender for the frozen version.

Rub the rim of each margarita glass with a lime, coat with sea salt, and serve with a lime wedge to garnish.

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3 Responses to Easy Make-Ahead Margaritas

  1. catherine says:

    I am the proud Mom and they were great! Thank you Nicole, I do enjoy a good Margarita!!! xoxo

  2. Yum!!! I don’t like that store bought mix either. This sounds simple and just what I need for those spring/summer nights!!

  3. Sheila Brunner says:

    These look wonderful and so easy!!

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