No Triple Sec, no problem. Margaritas don’t have to be complicated to be delicious or authentic. This recipe uses lime and orange juice to create a refreshing cocktail perfect for a party or pregame.

3-Ingredient Margaritas

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:0 minutes
  • Total Time:5 minutes
  • Servings:1 cocktail
  • Easy


  • 3 limes
  • 1/2 orange
  • 1 and 1/2 oz Tequila
  • 1/2 oz agave (optional)
  • Step 1

    Cut two of the limes in half and juice them.

    #SpoonTip: Save a slice of lime to garnish your glass. 

    Photo by Parsa Lotfi
  • Step 2

    Quarter the other lime, and the orange half, then add them to a tall glass or cocktail shaker with the lime juice. If you have some agave, add it here.

    Photo by Parsa Lotfi
  • Step 3

    Muddle your ingredients with a cocktail muddler, or the end of a wooden spoon for at least a minute. Strain the mixture into a separate glass and throw away the fruit peels. Pour the mixture back into the mixing glass, and add the tequila and a handful of ice.

    Photo by Parsa Lotfi
  • Step 4

    Shake or stir the mixture for 30 seconds, then strain into a glass and enjoy.


    Photo by Parsa Lotfi