Published on April 28th, 2020

Margarita Masters: Recipes from Contest

Thank you to everyone who has sent in their versions of a Margarita! We will be voting on the best cocktail on May 5th. Winner will receive a hand juicer, shaker and bag of limes. It looks like we have a lot of Margarita Mixologist in our DEP’s community. Try making one from the options below and send us your review!


Heath’s Margarita:

My recipe is 3 parts tequila, 2 parts fresh squeezed lime juice, 1 part simple syrup (1 part sugar and 1 part water boiled) plus 0.5 to 1 part orange liqueur (Cointreau or Patron) to taste.


Stan’s Margarita:

My wife and I acquired our taste for frozen margaritas living in Dallas for 16 years.  Of course, developing a home version was a must.  Here’s my tried and true recipe for your collection.
Simple Frozen Margarita
Add ingredients to 5-cup blender jar or scale to your blender’s size:
  • Use micro grater to zest rind from one half of a fresh lime
  • Squeeze the juice from the “bald” half of the lime, save the other half for garnish
  • 3 oz. tequila; silver or gold will do just fine
  • 2 oz. triple sec
  • About 5 oz. frozen limeade concentrate (1/3 to 1/2 of the 12 oz. can)
  • Fill the blender jar with ice cubes, add an oz. or so of water so your blender doesn’t choke
  • Blend until smooth, add a little water if it is too chunky

Take the squeezed lime and rub the rim of your glass, then dredge in coarse salt.  Pour, garnish with a lime slice or wedge and, Ole!

Mix it up sometimes on the salt rim.  I like to add a bit of sugar and cayenne pepper to the salt before dredging.

Joe’s Margarita:

2/3 favorite tequila, 1/3 triple sec or Cointreau and fill with Tres Agave or Simple Truth Organic Margarita Mix to taste. The key is the Organic Margarita Mix👍!! It’s not to sweet and it’s not to sour! It’s a simple recipe and it is better than most restaurant margaritas I have had!  Happy Cinco de Mayo 👍🍹👏🥃🤪!!!

Beth’s Blood Orange Margarita:

I like to give my margarita an upgrade with a blood orange twist.


4 oz tequila

2 oz Cointreau

6 oz  Blood Orange juice

Juice of two limes

Lime wedges, for garnish

Salt, for rimming edge of glass (optional )


Pour 1/4 inch of salt in a shallow plate.Moisten the rim of a margarita glass with a lime wedge, and dip it into the salt. Fill the glass with ice, and set aside. Pour the tequila, triple sec, and lime juice into a cocktail shaker over ice. Cover, and shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker has frosted. Strain into the prepared glasses, pour Blood Orange juice and stir. Garnish with lime wedges to serve.


Mike’s Margarita:

We call this the “utech-arita” and you ONLY need one.

1 oz fresh squeezed lime juice, strained
2 oz Luxardo Triplum Triple Sec Orange
3 oz Qui Platinum Extra Añejo Tequila

(good local available substitute is Maestro Dobel Diamante)
Stir with ice and strain into glass (salt rimmed glass if preferred)

Ray’s Margarita:

My recipe is for a smoked spicy margarita, a fun twist on the classic!

1.5 ounces mezcal
1 ounce Triple Sec (I use the Copper & Kings triple sec like to keep it semi-local when I can!)
.5 ounce Ancho Reyes
2 dashes Bittermans Hellfire Shrub
1 ounce lime juice (freshly squeezed is best if you have the limes on hand!)
.5 ounce agave nectar
Add all ingredients to an ice-ice filled shaker and shake vigorously. Strain into a salt rimmed ice filled margarita glass and enjoy!  Happy Cinco de Mayo! Cheers!

Fred’s Margarita:

2)  1/2 ounce Roses Lime Juice
3)  1-1/2 ounces Tequila (My Choice – Don Julio)
4)  1/2 ounce Cointreau
5)  Throw some ice in the blender & hit the pulse button.
6)  Pour in chilled Margarita glass garnished with Margarita salt or sugar (Your Preference)

Brian’s Margarita:

Coconut Margarita

2 ounces of El Tesoro Blanco Tequila
1 ounce Coco Lopez Cream of coconut
1/2 ounce of Freshly squeezed Lime juice
1 bar spoon of Agave syrup
Garnish with toasted coconut flakes and salt if desired with a lime.
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice.  Strain into rocks glass.

EZ’s Margarita:

Kentucky Marg

In a cocktail shaker with ice add:

juice from 1 lime.

.75 oz agave nectar

1.5 oz triple sec

3 oz of Weller Special Reserve or other 80 proof wheater

Shake generously and pour in salted 10oz glass FULL of ice. Garnish with lime wedge

Erin’s Family Beach Trip Margs:

1 1/4 oz. tequila (Blanco for mile Anejo for full flavor)

3/4 oz Cointreau

Fresh squeezed limes (don’t forget the citrus juicer)

A dash of OJ

A splash of Sprite ( if you like a little sweetness)

Shake and serve over ice.

Garnish with salt and a lime wedge