Margarita on-the-rocks (Difford's recipe)

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Old-fashioned glass
Measuring jigger

Flavour Profile



There are approximately 167 calories in one serving of Margarita on-the-rocks (Difford's recipe).

Styles & Flavours


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Serve in an

Old-fashioned glass


Salt rim (optional) & lime wedge

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass.

1 12 fl oz Patrón Reposado tequila
34 fl oz Triple sec liqueur (40%)
34 fl oz Freshly squeezed lime juice
16 fl oz Agave syrup
12 pinch Salt
4 drop Difford's Margarita Bitters (optional)

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Our Comment:

This is how we prefer our margaritas to be served. Tangy citrus and tequila with a hint of balancing sweetness and a faint salty undertone. We also prefer the subtlety of half a pinch of salt in the drink to a salt laden glass rim.


The traditional Margarita recipe is 2 parts tequila, 1 part triple sec and 1 part lime juice. This produces a drink which is a tad on the sour side with the sweetness of the triple sec not quite balancing the sourness of the lime. Hence, depending on the liqueur and limes, I like to add as much as a spoon (5ml) of agave syrup to boost flavour and improve the drink's balance.

For this cocktail's history, variations and more about the best recipe, see our Margarita cocktail area.

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