Margarita Recipe: How to Make a Margarita Cocktail Drink

How to make margarita cocktail drink

Margarita recipe is a type of cocktail made with fresh lime juice, tequila, liqueur, and then served with a lime wheel and salt on the rim of a glass. This is a very common margarita cocktail that is available in many restaurants but at a high price.

Traditionally, a margarita is usually made by combining tequila, orange liqueur, and freshly squeezed lemon juice. You can make a simple virgin margarita without adding any of these alcoholic mixes. For this reason, I decided to make this easy mint margarita recipe which doesn’t require so many ingredients and time, it is quite refreshing and easy to make at home. See a Youtube video of margarita cocktail below:


Making mint margarita is quite easy, you can make use of ice blocks or simply chill the margarita in the fridge first before serving. For this mint margarita recipe, I made use of soda (sprite) because it’s caffeine-free plus it’s a non -alcoholic drink. You can choose your favorite soda drink when making this. I also made sure the drink is rested in the fridge for a while before pouring it over to my glass. Ice cubes are very important when making a margarita, they give the drink a chill taste and brings out the real taste of the fresh mint. You can always adjust every ingredient to soothe your taste.

I have also made other cocktail drinks such as this mojito recipe,  watermelon mojito, and watermelon smoothie; they are quite refreshing and great for any time, kindly check it out.

Margarita ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of fresh mint leaves
  • 2 lemons/lime
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • Soda drink
  • 1-2 cups of water
  • For serving: Salt and lemon wheel, and mint sprigs

How to make a margarita recipe at home

  1. Pick some fresh mint leaves from the stem and rinse properly under running water.
  2. Add the mint leaves to the blender, and add about 1 or 2 cups of water to it and blend until smooth.
  3. Strain the mint leaves to remove the larger leaves, pour the juice back into the blender.
  4. Add sugar, a pinch of kosher salt squeezed lemon juice, and mix it again until it is combined.
  5. Pour about 3 tablespoons of salt or sugar on a saucer, run a juicy lime wedge around the rim of your glasses, dip the glasses into the salt so that the entire rims are covered with the salt or sugar.
  6. Place some ice in your cocktail glasses, and fill them halfway with the mint juice.
  7. Fill the remaining space with your sprite or any other soda drink of your choice.
  8. Serve with a wedge of lime and fresh mint sprig.