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Homemade Margarita Mix Recipe

this is an easy and delicious homemade margarita mix...just add alcohol!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade margarita mix, margarita mix, margarita mix recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
cooling 30 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 margaritas (depending on taste)
Calories 62kcal
Cost $7

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1.5 cup lemon juice (sometimes I use orange juice)
  • 1.5 cup lime juice
  • Optional--fresh mint

Instructions

  • Heat water and sugar until boiling and sugar is dissolved (about 4 minutes on high)
  • Add fresh mint bunches and let cool.
  • Add the lime and lemon juice and whisk well.
  • Pour into storage jar with fresh mint leaves inserted.
  • Cool and fridge up to 2 weeks (if it lasts that long!)

To make a margarita

  • Mix 2 tablespoon of tequila, 1 tablespoon of triple sec, 2 tablespoons of the mixer (or to taste), and a sprig of fresh mint in a shaker. Fill the rest of the shaker with ice. Shake for a while and pour into salt-rimmed margarita glass. 

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Notes

I like my Margarita's on the tart side. You may wish to increase the sugar amount if you like yours sweeter. I would suggest you make the recipe as is the first time and add honey to the margarita, if needed, and then adjust for future recipes.
 
If you prefer the more traditional flavor, simply add some orange juice when you add your liquor.

Nutrition

Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 66mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 20.9mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.1mg