The Best Ever Margaritas

By Cedar | May 28, 2013

Before I post any more Palm Springs photos I figured I better get this post up. Per request, this is how I do margaritas. They do take quite a bit more time than your store bought mix, but I promise, the work is well worth it.

Before I get started, I will just say that I almost never measure anything. Instead, I add a little of this, a little of that, and maybe have a tiny sip before I hand them over to guests. That being said, I will try my best to give you a detailed explanation of how I make them.


  • Lots of lemons and limes (maybe 5 of each for two people, though it depends on how much juice they have)
  • An orange or two
  • Some sugar
  • Water
  • Tequila
  • Rock salt (for garnishing)


  1. The first thing I do is make the simple syrup. Half water, half sugar, in a pan over medium heat, stir regularly until sugar is dissolved. Cool and refrigerate. (Also, I should note, my margaritas are always kind of brown in color because I use raw sugar).
  2. Next, juice the lemons and limes. I do equal parts lemons and limes, and if I am making a small batch I throw in an orange (2 or more if you are making a big batch to share with friends). Once the simple syrup is cool you mix the two together. I do about 2/3 part citrus juice and 1/3 part simple syrup. If you like them sweeter than I do, by all means, add more syrup.
  3. To prepare the glasses I dump a few tablespoons of rock salt out onto a small plate. Using a wedge of lime run it around the rim of the glass, making sure it is really well coated. Dunk the rim of the glass on the plate to cover with salt (I always give it a few turns in the salt, just to be sure it’s really well coated, I like lots of salt!).
  4. When you add the ice, be sure to drop them in gently so as not to knock off all the salt around the edge. Now you are ready to pour. I do 1/3 part tequila (gold, silver, whatever kind you like best!) and 2/3 part of my margarita mix.
  5. Enjoy!

One Response to “The Best Ever Margaritas”

  1. Ashley P Says:
    May 29th, 2013 at 2:49 am

    Oh, awesome!! Thank you so much for putting this recipe together. I am totally trying this as soon as humanly possible.