Are you looking for a refreshing summertime drink to share with your friends and family? Try this classic limeade margarita! This easy-to-make recipe combines two types of tequila, sweet and sour mix, triple sec, and your favorite limeade. With just the right balance of tart and sweet flavors, this is sure to be an instant crowd-pleaser. Plus, it’s perfect to serve alongside chips and dip!
Summer is here, and you know what that means? MARGARITAS!!!
We’ve got the popular avocado margarita from Epcot… What better way to celebrate the season than with a classic limeade margarita?
Inspired by the lime margarita found at the Choza de Margarita in Epcot’s Mexico, this limeade margarita recipe is just what you need to bring the Mexican party to your backyard. It’s easy, flavorful, and delicious – perfect for a summer get-together with friends!
Note: For a list of ingredients and instructions, scroll down to the bottom of this post and save the recipe card!
Easy limeade margarita tips
- These are my favorite margarita glasses!
- You can replace the triple sec with Grand Marnier – this gives it a more complex flavor.
- Make your own limeade by juicing 2 – 3 limes, adding a little sugar, and then topping up with water! Or you can follow this recipe from Spend With Pennies.
- This is my go-to cocktail shaker.
- If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, you can use a mason jar with a lid.
- No sweet and sour mix? No problem! Make your own by combining equal parts freshly squeezed lime juice, orange juice, and simple syrup.
How to make limeade margarita
Get ready to indulge in the perfect cocktail by following these easy steps!
Begin by rimming the edge of your glass with a coating of either salt or sugar. I’m more of a salty girl myself but feel free to use sugar. DO YOU BOO!
Dip the glass into simple syrup and then into the coating of your choice. If I’m on a time crunch, I will use premade simple syrup I can pick up at the store. But if I do have some time to spare, I like to use this simple syrup recipe from Inspired By Charm and make my own.
He even shares a hack on how to make a lime simple syrup! Just in case you really want that lime flavor to shine through.
After you’ve prepped your glass, add in your ice about ¾ of the way. Then, add all the cocktail ingredients to a shaker and shake well until mixed. I like to shake for about 20-30 seconds.
There’s nothing worse than a cocktail NOT being shaken correctly!
Pour the cocktail mixture into your glass, garnish with your lime, and savor every sip.
Here are a few questions I get whenever I share this limeade margarita recipe. If you have any more questions, please leave them for me in the comments below or DM me on Instagram!
Is tequila gluten-free?
Yes, most tequilas are gluten-free! I always recommend double-checking the label or reaching out to the company if you have any questions.
I used Casamigos Blanco Tequila for this recipe. It is a smooth and crisp tequila that is great for cocktails. Occasionally, I like to use other brands, such as Espolon Blanco or Herradura Silver.
Is sweet and sour mix gluten-free?
Yes, most store-bought sweet and sour mixes are gluten-free! However, this is something that you will want to double-check prior to purchasing.
I used one of my favorite brands, Master of Mixes, for this recipe. It’s a light and refreshing mix without all the added sugars or artificial flavors.
Is triple-sec gluten-free?
Yes, most triple-secs are gluten-free! Again, check labels and ask questions!
For this recipe, I used Cointreau. It is a bold and flavorful citrus triple-sec that pairs perfectly with this limeade margarita.
Can I add a bit of spice to this lime margarita recipe?
You can also add a few slices of fresh jalapeño and muddle it up a bit before pouring your cocktail into a glass.
Can I make this limeade margarita frozen?
Yes! You can absolutely make this limeade margarita frozen.
To do this, simply add all the cocktail ingredients to a blender with ½ cup of ice. Then, blend until well-mixed and smooth. You can add more or less depending on your desired consistency.
What kind of limes are best for margaritas?
I prefer to use limes that are more on the sour side. This will give your limeade margarita a unique flavor profile. If you can, Persian limes are known to be one of the best limes for cocktails.
Can I use lime juice instead of fresh limes?
You can absolutely use lime juice instead of fresh limes. HOWEVER, I recommend using freshly squeezed lime juice, as this will give your limeade margarita a fresher flavor.
Looking for some more cocktail recipes? Try these!
- Epcot Avocado Margarita
- Mexican Horchata Margarita
- Hocus Pocus Witches Brew
- The ‘Sarah Sanderson’ Hocus Pocus Cocktail
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