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Classic Margaritas

These margaritas are always a favorite. It's definitely worth taking the time to squeeze the limes. If you microwave them for 20 to 30 seconds beforehand, they will release even more juice.

Oxmoor House SEPTEMBER 2012

  • Yield: Serves 12 (serving size: about 1/2 cup)
  • Hands-on: 15 Minutes
  • Total: 25 Minutes


  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups tequila
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice (about 5 limes)
  • 1/2 cup orange-flavored liqueur
  • Lime wedges (optional)
  • Coarse salt (optional)
  • 6 cups crushed ice


1. Combine water and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; boil 3 minutes, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Place pan in a large ice-filled bowl until syrup cools to room temperature (about 10 minutes), stirring occasionally.

2. Combine syrup, tequila, lime juice, and liqueur in a pitcher. If desired, rub a lime wedge around rims of 12 margarita glasses, and dip rims in salt. Place 1/2 cup crushed ice in each glass. Pour margarita mixture evenly over ice. Garnish with lime wedges, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 173
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 0.1g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 0.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 19.7g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.1mg
  • Sodium: 2mg
  • Calcium: 6mg

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Classic Margaritas Recipe