Making a big batch of homemade margarita mix is so easy, and much more delicious than anything store-bought! Plus, with a few shortcuts, so you won’t have to juice a dozen limes. This mix comes together fast and is extra flavorful thanks to orange liqueur. All you have to do is add the tequila!
Easy Homemade Margarita Mix
Margaritas are one of my favorite cocktails to make at home from Coconut Margaritas to Jam Margaritas and St. Germain Margaritas…I love them all. However, when you are making drinks for a crowd, it can be tedious to mix each one by hand. Homemade Margarita Mix to the rescue!
I love this margarita mix recipe because it tastes like a restaurant style Cadillac Margarita thanks to all of the orange. Make a pitcher of this mix and keep it in the fridge for your next party or summer barbecue.
Ingredients in Homemade Margarita Mix
- Limeade– I use Simply Limeade because it doesn’t have a ton or artificial ingredients and it tastes delicious in this mix. This takes the place of freshly squeezed lime juice and simple syrup.
- Orange Juice – use a good quality orange juice. Again, I love Simply Orange for this mix.
- Cointreau – it’s my favorite orange liqueur and adds that restaurant quality flavor to margaritas.
How to Make Margarita Mix
- In a large carafe or pitcher, combine orange juice, limeade and cointreau.
- Mix, cover tightly and store in the refrigerator until completely chilled.
This mix can keep covered in the refrigerator for at least one week. I haven’t tested longer as it usually gets used up too quickly. The expiration would likely be the same as the label on the orange and limeade.
Orange Liqueur in Margarita Mix
While you can ABSOLUTELY keep the Cointreau out of your mix if you would prefer it to be non-alcoholic, I find that Cointreau is the secret ingredient to really flavorful margaritas and should definitely be added later along with the alcohol. You can also use Grand Marnier if you prefer.
How to Make a Margarita with Mix
The mix is made and chilled and now it’s time to shake up some margaritas! Here’s how I make them:
- Rim a margarita glass with lime and dip in salt, if you like salt on your margs.
- Fill the glass with ice.
- In a cocktail shaker, combine 3 ounces of homemade margarita mix, 2 ounces of tequila ( I like silver) and a bunch of ice. Shake really well.
- Strain the chilled margarita into the prepared glass and garnish with a slice of lime and orange.
- Wine– Substitute tequila for chilled Pino Grigio to make a wine margarita! It’s lighter and more refreshing and if you aren’t a tequila fan, this is a great substitution. I use to parts white wine to one part mix for this. No shaking necessary, just pour, mix and enjoy.
- Spicy – Make your margaritas spicy by muddling in a few slices of fresh jalapeño pepper. You can either muddle them into your cocktail shaker or add them directly to the strained drink.
- Flavorings – I love a flavored margarita and Real Cocktail Ingredients makes some great cocktail purees and syrups just for cocktails. Add 1 oz to the shaker along with your mix and tequila.
More Cocktail Recipes to Try:
- Peach White Wine Slushies
- The Ultimate Frozen Banana Cocktails
- Sorbet Margaritas
- Salty Dog Cocktails
- Spicy Mango Margaritas
- Coconut Blood Orange Margaritas
- Chichi Cocktails
- 3 cups limeade (I like Simply Limeade)
- 2 cups orange juice
- 1 cup Cointreau
Mix ingredients in a large pitcher or carafe, cover and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
To Make A Margarita:
- Rim a margarita glass with lime and dip in salt.
- Fill the glass with ice.
- In a cocktail shaker, combine 3 ounces of homemade margarita mix, 2 ounces of tequila and ice. Shake for 30 seconds.
- Strain into prepared glass and garnish with a slice of lime and orange.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 109Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 0gSugar: 16gProtein: 0g