The Best Simple Margaritas (3 Ingredients)


  • 2oz good tequila
  • 1.5oz fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1oz agave nectar

Do This in This Order

  1. Salt the rim of your glass by running a lime wedge around the rim and rolling in coarse salt – then set aside
  2. Fill a shaker tin with ice
  3. Add each ingredient to the shaker tin
  4. Shake for approx 10secs (don’t want the marg to get too watered down)
  5. Strain over fresh ice
  6. Garnish with a lime wheel if you’re feeling fancy

So listen. We’ve been on a real margarita kick for the last few months. Honestly, for the first 6 years of our relationship, we rarely ordered Mexican food; and because of that tragedy, we never really got margaritas. Nowadays, we get tacos almost every Friday night – rotating because some amazing local haunts, but mostly just The Livery and La Mulita (Hey, Stacey!). So you could say we’re making up for lost time.

Yes, Just 3 Ingredients in this Margarita

If you’ve read any of our other recipes at all, you know that we’re not here for basic anything, especially pre-made ingredients or mixes, which is why we really love this simple margarita recipe. Most recipes call for simple syrup, store-bought sour mix (gross), or margarita mix. NOPE. Not here. Not on our watch. Besides, using these 3 ingredients is SO MUCH CHEAPER than sugary & syrupy margarita mix.

Margarita Tips & Tricks

First and foremost, your choice of tequila is really going to be the deal-breaker and -maker here. I’m not entirely sure who Jose Cuervo is, so splurge a little on a silver tequila or better. (We normally go for Espolòn Blanco.) Next, don’t ever ever ever settle for a sugary mix or pre-made sour mix — time to grow up and make your own sour mix. We didn’t use sour mix for this recipe because we wanted to save you a few steps. Besides, the natural agave blends so well with the tequila (same plant!) and the fresh lime really just polishes it off.