MariCarmen’s Easy & Amazing Margarita

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This is a guaranteed-great, super-easy margarita from our favorite tequila connoisseur MariCarmen Ortiz Conway. And the surprising ingredient in it is … frozen limeade. (You thought we were going to say fresh lime, right?)

All of us at Familia Kitchen listened very carefully and with much respeto to MariCarmen when she told us this recipe for making her amazing margarita. She is the real deal: a true tequila connoisseur and educator, with the credentials to back it up. Not only is she a Tequila Expert,™ a hard-to-get designation bestowed by the Cultura y Capacitación del Tequila, A.C., she is also an official Catadora or “taster,” among lots of other accreditations.

MariCarmen says this margarita is guaranteed to wow. Every time she makes it, friends and family ask her for the receta.

As a general rule, she says use tequila blanco when making margaritas. If you want to elevate your marg to the next level, use reposado, which has been aged at least 2 months in American or French oak barrels and lends a deeper, more complex sabor y aroma to your libation.

No matter what type of tequila you choose, blanco or reposado, be sure to serve it acompañado—accompanied by good company.

One thing is for sure, says MariCarmen. Your guests are sure to love this margarita—which whips up in 5 minutes—and feel feliz and welcome at your home.

Why shouldn’t they? As MariCarmen always says: “Tequila is a gift from Mexico to the world.” Yes, it is.

Arriba, abajo, adentro—y salud!

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MariCarmen’s Easy & Amazing Margarita

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by MariCarmen Ortiz Conway Cuisine: Mexican


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  • 6 oz. 6 frozen limeade concentrate

  • 4 oz. 4 tequila blanco—I fill the same limeade can 3/4 full

  • 2 oz. 2 Triple Sec

  • 6 oz. 6 lemon-lime soda

  • 5 cups 5 crushed ice

  • 4 4 lime slices

  • margarita salt, for glass rim


  • Pour limeade concentrate, tequila, Triple Sec and soda into a large container. Stir to mix.
  • Fill blender with 5 cups crushed ice. Add limeade mixture to ice in the blender and blend until slushy.
  • Pour into salt-rimmed margarita glasses. Garnish with lime slices. ¡Salud!


  • If you like your margaritas very strong, use the same quantity as the limeade—the full 6 oz. But beware! This will make una margarita muy fuerte.

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  1. I’ve tried Margaritas in the best restaurants in Mexico and the US. None is as good as MariCarmen’s!!!!!!! You have to try it!