This is lemonade margarita is the easiest margarita you’ll ever make. It only has 3 ingredients and can be made ahead of time, it’s a simple yet perfect party cocktail.
I love sipping on a good margarita when it’s a beautiful, sunny day, but sometimes margaritas can be a pain to make because of all the ingredients.
There’s also an art to making a good one, as they tend to be either too sweet or too sour. So I simplified the margarita and just added tequila to lemonade.
The great thing about this cocktail, if you’re entertaining, is that you can prepare everything before so you’re not muddling, shaking or mixing during your party. You can easily turn this into a batch cocktail. It’s much easier to make than our lemon margarita recipe, which is equally as good!
How To Make Lemonade Margarita
Lemonade – Store-bought lemonade will make this recipe super simple. However, if you prefer homemade lemonade that is great too,.
Tequila – Use a gold or blanco tequila for this recipe.
Lime Juice – Fresh squeezed.
Salt the rim of your glass, pour in lemonade, tequila and squeeze a lime wedge.
Stir and then top with ice.
You can use a shaker if you want, but to make it easier you don’t have to.
The Perfect Margarita For Summer Parties
Margaritas are light, zesty and refreshing, making them perfect party thirst quenchers, especially in summer.
This simple lemonade margarita is even more party-ready because it only has 3 ingredients. Not only that but you can make them ahead of time, so less fuss when the party is on!
How To Rim Your Glass
Some cocktails call for you to rim the glass and margaritas are a classic example. Rimming the glass is easy and adds an exciting twist to the drink. You can use a rimming dish, but a normal plate will do just fine. Here are the steps:
- Get two small plates.
- Fill one with water and one with salt.
- Dip the rim of the glass staright down into the water, then straight into the salt.
Pitcher of Lemonade Margaritas
This is the easiest batch cocktail recipe and perfect for a large pitcher.
Just multiply the recipe by the number of guests.
Add everything into a pitcher (except the ice) and store it in the refrigerator.
A few minutes before guests arrive, add in the ice and serve!
Best Tequila for Margaritas
Here are a few of our favorite tequilas. You can purchase these at any beverage store and at most grocery stores. Similarly, they’re all affordable and good quality.
Casamigos Blanco Tequila – Crisp with hints of vanilla. It’s a very good tequila to sip too.
Espolòn Reposada Tequila Blanco or Gold
El Destilador Silver Tequila – Very affordable
Tips For Making Lemonade Margarita
- To get accurate measurements, use a jigger or an ounce measuring cup.
- Look for the same qualities you enjoy in a sipping or shooting tequila when picking your margarita tequila.
- Use medium or coarse salt.
- Garnish with lemon zest
- Always taste test! Add more or less tequila or lemonade and make it how you like it!
If you’re looking for a charming way to serve margaritas, check out our mini margaritas! They’re served in tiny tequila bottles and so cute!
More Margarita Recipes
If you try this lemonade margarita recipe, then leave a comment below and let us know your thoughts!
- 1/2 cup lemonade
- 1 1/2 ounce tequila, we used Reposado, but you can use your favorite Repo or Blanco
- 1/2 ounce lime juice
- Salt the rim of your glass.
- Pour in 1/2 cup lemonade, 1 ounce tequila and squeeze a lime wedge.
- Stir and then top with ice. You can use a shaker if you want, but to make it easier you don't have to.