Texas Margarita Recipe

Posted in Classics, Margaritas, Tequila on January 24, 2014

The Texas Margarita

orange margarita

The Margarita is one of the most popular cocktails in the world, and as written before, it is unique blend of liqueur and fruit juices with various stories surrounding its invention. The name of the Margarita was first heard in the 1930s and 40s. It was known to be invented in a restaurant in Tijuana, and attributed to Dallas socialite Margaret Sames. The drink gained most of its popularity from the 1970s onward, when a super specialized margarita blender was invented.

What Is a Texas Margarita?

The Texas variation is a variation where triple sec and orange juice is used in higher proportion when compared to the classic recipe. Texas is one of the largest producers of orange in the USA and the Texas Margarita adds orange liqueur in the drink. By adding in more triple sec, it gives a local flavor to the classic recipe. A specific form of tequila is used in the variation in order to entice the palate of the drinker – gold tequila. Orange juice and the sour mix bring exclusivity to this cocktail drink. A Texas mMargarita is made with a blend of gold tequila, Orange Liqueur, triple sec, sour mix and orange juices.


  • 3 tablespoon of Triple sec
  • 2 ½ tablespoon of gold tequila
  • Orange Liqueur or cointreau
  • ¼ cup of orange juice
  • ½ cup of sour mix
  • Fresh lime juice

How To Make a Texas Margarita?

It is very easy to make this drink, and it can be made well under 6 minutes. There are few simple steps you need to follow in order to make the cocktail.

  • Ø The rim of the glass should be moistened with the lime juice or water.
  • Ø Then dip the rim of the glass in the coarse salt in order to make a ring around the edges of the margarita glass.
  • Ø Gold tequila is mixed with triple sec, orange liqueur, orange juice and sour mix.
  • Ø This mixture is mixed in the martini shaker with the ice.
  • Ø You have to shake the liquid until all the ingredient of the margarita is mixed properly.
  • Ø Fill the glass with cubes of ice.
  • Ø Then pour margarita in the glass.
  • Ø Serve it chilled to your guests

This drink is and deceptively different from the other forms of margarita. Try a bit of this zesty drink today if you have some Tequila lying around, and I’m sure your taste buds won’t be disappointed!!



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