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Fresh Lime Margaritas

This basic and classic margarita recipe is easy to modify to your tastes. Try it frozen or with strawberries. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup Triple Sec
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons superfine sugar
  • 4 lime wedges
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1-1/3 cups crushed ice


  • In a pitcher, combine first 5 ingredients; stir until sugar is dissolved. Moisten rims of 4 margarita or cocktail glasses with lime wedges. Sprinkle salt on a plate; dip rims in salt. Serve in prepared glasses over crushed ice.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • For Frozen Lime Margaritas: Reduce lime and lemon juices to 2 tablespoons each. Increase superfine sugar to 1/4 cup and crushed ice to 4 cups. Add 3/4 cup limeade concentrate. Prepare glasses as directed. In a blender, combine tequila, Triple Sec, lime juice, lemon juice, superfine sugar, limeade concentrate and crushed ice; cover and process until smooth. Yield: 5 cups.
  • For Frozen Strawberry Margaritas: Follow directions for Frozen Lime Margaritas, except add 2 cups frozen unsweetened strawberries and reduce crushed ice to 2 cups. Yield: 4 cups.
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  • Nutrition Facts
    1/3 cup (calculated without salt): 149 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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    • Queenlalisa
      Jun 2, 2020

      Very tasty margarita. Easy and good.

    • Karyssa
      May 15, 2020

      Tart, crisp

    • Nan Mock
      Jul 7, 2019

      I added a little extra sugar as this is a very tart margarita. We enjoyed it, and it was definitely easy to make.

    • No_Time_To_Cook
      Jul 18, 2018

      These were really good. Will make again.

    • DragonSlayersRosebud
      Apr 7, 2018

      Ole' Perfecto! Easy to make!

    • veggiemama
      Jan 3, 2018

      Really good and really easy!

    • angieact1
      Apr 22, 2017

      Loved these, they taste so fresh and simple to make~thank u!!

    • ReneeMurby
      Mar 30, 2014

      I made the Frozen Lime Margarita and it was excellent! Instead of superfine sugar I used Domino Light Sugar and Stevia Blend. This is so much better than buying a Margarita mix. So worth it.

    • hadunfey75
      Jan 25, 2014

      Yummy. Used agave instead of sf sugar. Added orange juice as well.

    • csj522
      May 7, 2012

      Excellent and refreshing. I did the frozen strawberry version. I did not use the frozen lime-aid since I forgot to buy it and it was great. Love it!