Having this homemade mixer in the fridge has been trouble. It makes it entirely too easy to make a delicious, fresh margarita on a whim. And with these warm summer evenings we’ve been having, I’ve had more and more whims lately!

This recipes comes from the lovely Shawnda, then Queen of all things margarita. Thanks to her, I’ve spent a small fortune in tequila already this year. And, summer is still young! Bringing the mix together takes only a few minutes, and a batch will last in the fridge for about a week. So great to have on hand for impromptu drinks with neighbors, or a girls night. Couldn’t be easier either; lime juice, sugar, and water. You won’t be able to go back to that neon green stuff you buy in a bottle! Enjoy.


  1. Posted June 27, 2012 at 11:16 PM | Permalink


  2. Posted June 28, 2012 at 12:14 AM | Permalink

    I need to have this in my fridge – ASAP! Sounds like the perfect way to beat the summer heat!

  3. Colleen
    Posted July 3, 2012 at 10:03 AM | Permalink

    Is it ok to use Gold Tequila? Wasn’t sure if there was a flavor difference, or just color? Just made mix for this weekend 🙂

  4. Amber
    Posted July 11, 2012 at 4:25 PM | Permalink

    It’s cute that you said leftovers. 🙂 Wouldn’t be an issue over here!

  5. steven
    Posted August 27, 2012 at 5:42 PM | Permalink

    great mix recipe. The second time I made it I didn’t add the fresh limes. Just sugar water then when I was ready for the margarita I added the lime. The sugar water will keep in the frig for a couple months if you don’t drink a lot of margarita’s. I have used the sugar water for sweet and sour mix by using a lemon instead of a lime and whiskey sour mix by doubling the lemon. There are probably a lot of other drinks you could come up with using the sugar water.

    • Laura
      Posted August 28, 2012 at 10:38 AM | Permalink

      Steven, simple syrup is always a staple in my refrigerator. Handy for so many things. Glad you enjoyed the homemade mixer!

  6. Lauren
    Posted June 27, 2013 at 10:36 PM | Permalink

    I was so excited to make this that I ran out and bought a 3 pound bag of limes. I thought, “Yes! Margaritas without all the excess preservatives and colorings!” I made this tonight and maybe I’m too used to the store bought stuff, but I thought it tasted awful even though I followed the directions to a T. It was a waste of tequila because I ended up having to dump it. I’m going to look for a different recipe.

    • Posted June 28, 2013 at 7:41 AM | Permalink

      Lauren, sorry to hear that you weren’t a fan. This is pretty much the standard recipe for margarita mixer – you could always try adding additional sugar if you wanted it sweeter. Or sometimes for a different twist I’ll add some fresh squeezed orange juice.

      PS – don’t buy bagged citrus. It’s almost always cheaper to buy them individually from the bulk bin.

  7. Patty Orsborn
    Posted February 10, 2014 at 3:49 PM | Permalink

    Try agave syrup instead of sugar.

    • Posted February 10, 2014 at 3:56 PM | Permalink

      I like agave when making single serve margaritas, but to do a batch of mix like this I think it would be a little pricey. It certainly would be find if you’d like that though!

  8. Posted February 28, 2015 at 5:23 PM | Permalink

    just made this, we have to start watching gluten and this is awesome! Thanks.

  9. Jenny
    Posted July 2, 2015 at 4:56 AM | Permalink

    Mmmm must try this one.

  10. Melanie
    Posted March 7, 2019 at 7:37 PM | Permalink

    This recipe rivals the delicious margaritas served at our favorite local Mexican restaurant here in AZ.

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