This homemade margarita mix recipe will keep you from buying the store-bought stuff ever again! Made with freshly squeezed citrus fruits and a sweet simple syrup, it’s sweet, it’s sour, and will make the best margaritas you’ve ever had.
Combine sugar and water in a large saucepan and boil over medium-high heat, stirring gently, until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Mix lime juice, lemon juice, and orange juice in a large pitcher straining through a fine-mesh sieve to remove the pulp if desired. Stir in simple syrup and refrigerate until ready to use. Store in an airtight container for up to one week.
The Best Texas Margaritas:
Pour salt onto a small plate. Run a lime wedge around the rims of two cocktail glasses, dip the rims in salt, then fill the glasses with ice.
Combine tequila, Grand Marnier, and homemade margarita mix in a large cocktail shaker, and shake, shake, shake until well mixed. Pour the margarita evenly between the two glasses, garnish with fresh lime wedges, and serve!
Pitcher of Margaritas:
Add all ingredients to the pitcher, stir, and serve in salt-rimmed glasses filled with ice and garnished with fresh lime wedges.