Desserts & Drinks

The Original Margarita

An Authentic Mexican Cocktail

Serve up a pitcher of tangy, refreshing margaritas at your next “grownups only” party! This classic cocktail (which originates in Mexico) is a balance of white tequila, lemon juice and orange liqueur with a little salt to rim the glass.

Here, GOYA® Lemon Juice adds fresh citrus taste that promises to perk up the cocktail – and your guests – in no time!

Makes 3 cups (8 servings)

Prep time: 5 min.

Total time: 5 min.


1½ cups tequila blanco (white tequila, 100% agave)

1 cups GOYA® Lemon Juice

½ cup orange liqueur, like Triple Sec or Cointreau

2 tbsp. sugar (optional)

GOYA® Salt (optional)


1. In large pitcher, combine tequila, lemon juice, sugar and orange liquor; stir to combine. (Note: Margarita mixture can be made up to 12 hours in advance. Keep in refrigerator, covered.)
2. If using salt, pour onto small plate. Moisten rims of lowball or margarita glasses with a damp paper towel; dip glasses in salt, tapping off excess.
3. Fill glasses with ice. Pour margarita mixture into each glass (about 3 oz. per glass). Serve immediately.
Tip By La Cocina Goya

Individual Margaritas Made Easy

Not expecting a crowd? For each margarita, use this ratio: 1½ oz. tequila, 1 oz. GOYA® Lemon Juice, ½ oz. orange liqueur and ½ tsp. sugar.

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