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margarita with lemon in glass

Lemon Margarita

With tequila, fresh lemon juice, triple sec and agave syrup, this margarita is a more citrus forward and less sweet take on the classic margarita.
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 448kcal
Author Ryan Beck


  • 3 oz silver tequila
  • 3 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • 1 oz agave syrup
  • lemon wedges and salt for garnish


  • Cut a lemon and rub edges of glasses with it. Then dip the glasses in a plate that has either sugar or salt or a combination.
  • Combine tequila, lemon juice, triple sec and agave syrup in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake for 20 seconds. Strain in a margarita glass and garnish with a sliced lemon.


  • Take the time to freshly squeeze the lemon juice. It is cheaper and just tastes better than store-bought bottles.
  • Use agave instead of simple syrup. It takes takes less work and adds additional flavor.
  • Use silver tequila when making the margarita. Gold tequila can muddy the flavor.
  • Used crushed ice which will make the margarita colder quicker.


Serving: 1glass | Calories: 448kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 87mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 30g