Backyard Salted Margarita Recipe

Backyard Salted Margarita Recipe

What's not to love about a margarita? The perfect blend of smooth tequila, crisp lime, and of course, our favorite... a salted rim! If you're in the mood for an easy-to-make and simple margarita recipe, this is for you!

If you don't drink alcohol, no problem! Substitute the tequila for some club soda and enjoy a fresh homemade salted sparkling limeade. If you're making this version, be sure to stir and not shake.

Serving size: Makes 1 margarita


  • 2 ounces of tequila (we prefer the smooth flavor of añejo)
  • 1 ounce of fresh lime juice
  • 1 ounce of simple syrup (equal parts of water and sweetener of choice, see below for tips)
  • Extra lime wedges for garnish
  • Flake Salt for garnish
  • Ice


  • Make your simple syrup
    • Mix equal parts of hot water with equal parts of your sweetener of choice. We have used honey, maple syrup and cane sugar all having delicious results.
    • Pro tip: we put cold water and the sweetener in a mason jar and microwave for 1 minute then mix with a spoon. You can make a large batch and store your simple syrup in the fridge for up to a week.
  • Rim your margarita glasses
    • Place your garnishing salt on a small plate or in a small bowl
    • Firmly rub a lime wedge along the rim of your glass
    • Gently place the rim of the glass into your salt plate and make sure your rim picks up salt crystals all the way around your glass
    • Set your salted glasses aside
  • Make your margarita
    • Pour your tequila, simple syrup and lime juice into a mason jar or shaker 
    • Fill with ice, cover and shake vigorously for about 10 seconds
    • Pour the contents of the mixer into your salted glass and voila! Margaritas are served!

Now, sit back, relax and enjoy this refreshing beverage in your very own backyard. 

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