The Original Margarita

The Original Margarita
The Original Margarita

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La Cocina Goya

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!


More recipe inspirations:

Frozen Mango Margaritas

Passion Fruit Margaritas

Peach Margaritas

Spicy Strawberry Margarita

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tequila blanco (white tequila, 100% agave)

½ cup

orange liqueur, like Triple Sec or Cointreau

2 tbsp.

sugar (optional)

GOYA® Salt (optional)


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Step 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.)

Step 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.

Step 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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No Problem!

Try our ready-made GOYA® Margarita Cocktail Mixer.

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Margarita Cocktail Mixer

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