Homemade Margarita cocktails

Margaritas are my go-to cocktail in any bar, but for some reason I’ve never attempted to make them at home. I assumed they would be too complicated, time consuming or expensive to make, but they’re actually surprisingly easy – and much prettier and more impressive than serving guests a simple G&T, rum and coke, or Amaretto sours! Dip your cocktail glasses in some sea salt before you pour in your cocktail, make sure each glass has plenty of ice, and top it off with a wedge of lime. They’ll look and taste professional. But be warned; they’re dangerously addictive to make!

You will need:

  • 1 bottle of Jose Cuervo Tequila Reposado
  • 1 bottle of Cointreau or De Kuyper Triple Sec
  • 10 – 12 limes
  • Ice cubes
  • Salt


1. Pour salt onto a small place, wet the rims of the cocktail glasses (either by holding under the tap, or using a wet cloth) and then dip the glasses upside down onto the salt. Set the glasses aside.

2. Whether your have a fancy cocktail making kit or not, mix together 2 parts tequila with 1 part triple sec or Cointreau with 1 part fresh lime juice and a handful of ice cubes. Ideally you want to shake these ingredients together in a cocktail shaker and then strain the mixture into a cocktail glass, but if you don’t have these things then just stir the ingredients (including the ice cubes) together in a large jug with a whisk, and then pour the mixture into the cocktail glasses.

3. Garnish with a wedge of lime. Bottoms up!