Easy-to-Prepare Homemade Margarita Mix

Published February 1, 2022
Three types of margaritas


  • 6¼ ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 ounces simple syrup


  1. In a large pitcher, add lime juice, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Store in glass jar or bottle, sealing tightly and keeping refrigerated.

In total, you'll have approximately nine servings of margarita mix.

Variations and Substitutions

Not unlike the margarita, you can customize your homemade margarita mix in dozens of ways. Here are a few to get you started.

  • To make your mix alcoholic, and cut down on time even more, add 6 ounces of orange liqueur.
  • If you swap agave or honey for simple syrup, you'll need to stir until the agave or honey fully dissolves.
  • Should you be someone that likes your margarita mix to be a bit tarter, use additional lime juice and less sweetener.
  • It's easy to dilute the mix, as well. Simply add a cup of water for a less sour flavor.
  • The mix is a great time to add flavors to cut down on mixing when you're preparing margaritas. Flavors to consider include strawberries, watermelon, mango, or grapefruit. You can do this by using juices, syrups, liqueurs, or muddled fruits.

How to Mix It Up With Alcohol

When your margarita minute arrives, you'll have a tasty cocktail in three shakes. Follow a ratio of approximately 2:1.25 tequila to homemade margarita mix before adding orange liqueur. If you've already added orange liqueur to your homemade mix, then the ratio will be closer to 2:2 of tequila to mix.

To make your margarita, add two ounces of tequila, 1¼ ounce of margarita mix, three-quarter ounces of orange liqueur, ice, and shake to chill. Or, add two ounces of tequila, two ounces of margarita mix, and then shake to chill. Strain over fresh ice in a rocks or margarita glass and garnish with a lime wheel.

How to Store & How Long It Keeps

The homemade margarita mix is best if used within about a week or so. If you know you won't use that much, you can easily halve the recipe as needed. Be sure to store the homemade margarita mix in resealable glass bottles or jars and keep it refrigerated. You can also freeze it for up to six months.

Making Your Way to Margaritaville

Nothing beats a cocktail that needs no more than three ingredients. And, while the margarita is already a quick drink to build, what's better than a margarita made with fresh ingredients that only needs tequila and a splash of orange liqueur? Nothing. Well, except for that margarita with a homemade mix.

Easy-to-Prepare Homemade Margarita Mix