Happy Hour Homemade Margarita

This homemade margarita is a refreshing and zesty cocktail that's perfect for any occasion. With a delightful mix of lemon and lime juice combined with a touch of sweetness from simple syrup, this margarita is sure to be a hit at your next gathering. The combination of tequila and orange liqueur creates a smooth and satisfying flavor profile, making this margarita a favorite choice for Happy Hour or any time you need a little pick-me-up.

Happy Hour Homemade Margarita

A zesty and refreshing homemade margarita with a delightful mix of lemon and lime juice, tequila, and orange liqueur.

4.92 from 74 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins


  • 1 Lime Wedge (plus more for garnish if desired)
  • Coarse Salt for the Glass Rim
  • Ice
  • 1.50 oz Tequila
  • 1 oz Grand Marnier (or other orange-flavored liqueur)
  • 4 oz Margarita Mix


  1. Sprinkle coarse salt onto a small plate.
  2. Moisten the rim of the glass by running the lime wedge around it.
  3. Press the moistened rim into the salt, allowing it to adhere.
  4. Fill the glass with ice.
  5. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice.
  6. Add the tequila, orange liqueur, and margarita mix to the shaker.
  7. Cover the shaker tightly and shake well.
  8. Strain the margarita into the prepared glass, garnish with a lime wedge, and enjoy!