Margarita Recipe for One and for a Crowd

Margarita Recipe for One and for a Crowd


This margarita recipe for one and for a crowd is all you need, whether you’re yearning for a single weeknight cocktail or entertaining a backyard full of friends!

The recipe for a crowd makes enough for 12 drinks.

From Brenda Score of A Farmgirl’s Dabbles.


  • FOR ONE:
  • 2 ounces, fluid Silver (or Blanco) 100% Agave Tequila
  • 1 ounce, fluid Cointreau
  • 1 ounce, fluid Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
  • Simple Syrup, To Taste (See Note)
  • Ice Cubes Or Crushed Ice
  • 1  To 2 Fresh Lime Wedges
  • Coarse Salt, For Rimming The Glass (optional)
  • 3 cups Silver (or Blanco) 100% Agave Tequila
  • 1-½ cup Cointreau
  • 1-½ cup Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
  • Simple Syrup To Taste
  • Ice Cubes Or Crushed Ice
  • 12  To 24 Fresh Lime Wedges
  • Coarse Salt, For Rimming The Glass (optional)
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 cup Sugar


Note: If making one drink, super fine sugar can work in a pinch in place of simple syrup. Just be sure to stir well to fully dissolve sugar.

For one margarita:
If you like a salt-rimmed glass, moisten the rim of your glass with a lime wedge. Then turn the glass over and dip into a small plate of coarse salt.

Pour tequila, Cointreau, and lime juice into glass. Add simple syrup, according to your preference of sweetness. I usually add about 1 teaspoon per drink. Give the drink a quick stir and then fill glass with ice. Squeeze a wedge or two of fresh lime over the top and then add the wedges to the drink. Promptly enjoy!

For a crowd:
Prepare simple syrup up to a day in advance and let it chill in the refrigerator.

About 1 hour before guests are to arrive, measure tequila, Cointreau, and lime juice into a small pitcher. Give it a stir and then place in the refrigerator to chill.

As you are creating margaritas for individual guests, moisten the rim of each glass with a lime wedge and then dip rims in a small plate of coarse salt, for those who prefer a salt-crusted rim. Then pour 1/2 cup of your chilled premix into each glass, followed by simple syrup (a little or a lot, depending on each guest’s preference), and give a little stir. Fill with ice almost to the top of each glass, and then squeeze another small lime wedge over the top of each drink for those who like a little extra pucker. Hand off to your guests to enjoy.

For the simple syrup:
Simple syrup is so easy to make, and takes only about 5 minutes! In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stir together water and sugar. Bring to a boil, stirring, until sugar has completely dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature. Store in a covered jar or container in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 weeks. Use to sweeten any of your favorite beverages.


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