Old Town Margaritas

This recipe has been featured in a post on The Recipe Girl blog: A Slice of Life in Sunny San Diego.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Prep Time: 15 min + cooling time

Cook Time: 5 min

Old Town Margaritas

This is a delicious margarita. Be sure to make lots of the simple syrup ahead of time as these will go quickly at your party!


1/4 cup granulated white sugar
1/4 cup water

1 cup tequila
1 cup lime juice, freshly squeezed
1 cup Triple Sec
3/4 cup water
ice cubes


1. Prepare syrup: Heat the sugar and water in a saucepan until of a syrupy consistency, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and let stand until cool. Make ahead tip: Make the syrup the night before and let it get nice and chilled in the refrigerator.

2. Prepare margaritas: Combine syrup, tequila, lime juice, liqueur and water with ice in blender. Process until the desired consistency. Pour into salt-rimmed margarita glasses and garnish with lime slices.

Source: RecipeGirl.com (Adapted slightly from California Sol Food: Casual Cooking from the Junior League of San Diego)

3 Responses to “Old Town Margaritas”

  1. postedApr 6, 2012 9:37 AM

    adding water sounds like it would make it too watered down with the combination of the ice being blended. As a bartender I prefer my margaritas on the rocks and if you want to cut the tartness add a splash of sprite

  2. postedFeb 22, 2014 4:04 PM
    Christi H

    How much simple syrup in the recipe for the margarita? I’m assuming you use the entire amount you make with 1/4 cup water and 1/4 cup sugar, but at the beginning of the commentary before the recipe, it says to make a lot.

    • postedFeb 22, 2014 4:21 PM

      Yes, use what is asked for in the recipe for one batch. But you’ll likely want to make more than one batch… so make lots of simple syrup!

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