Quick! How do you make a margarita?

Margaritas should be one of the most simple cocktails out there, but somehow, we’ve gone and complicated things. We’ve convinced ourselves that to make them, we need a fully stocked bar, a basket of exotic tropical fruit, and some sort of special whizzing machine.

If you usually only order margaritas from restaurants or beach side bars, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. You can make this classic cocktail at home without adding loads of artificial sweeteners — and definitely nothing neon green. Once you taste a fresh margarita, you’ll never go back to those artificially flavored, complicated mixes again.

Note: Agave syrup is pretty easy to find in stores nowadays. Look next to the honey or other sweeteners.

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3-Ingredient all-natural margarita


  • 1.5 ounces Patron Silver (or other tequila)
  • 1/2 ounce agave syrup
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • Salt for rim (optional)


  1. Rim margarita glass with salt (if desired) and fill with ice. Set aside.
  2. Shake tequila, agave, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker and strain into prepared glass.
  3. Garnish with a slice of lime if you’re feeling fancy.

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Meghan is a full-time writer exploring the fun facts behind food. She lives a healthy lifestyle but lives for breakfast, dessert and anything with marinara. She’s thrown away just as many meals as she’s proud of.