Hubby and I are not fans of cocktails or drinks. We drink occasionally, but when we do Margarita is my top choice followed by Sangria and beer for hubby. This recipe is my version of margarita which I make for family and friends. Cocktails can be easily made as mocktails (without alcohol) to serve to younger guests including my daughter Niki. 

Recently we were in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico  where we visited a tequila making factory and had great fun learning the whole process. I guess any factory is fun when you see the process of a good or commodity being created in stages right in front of your eyes. We also got tequila as a souvenir from our trip to use in our cocktails.

You can serve the drink in a margarita glass as shown in the picture here or your choice of glass.



Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes

Total Time

15-20 minutes


  • 3 cups water
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • ½ tsp orange blossom water, optional
  • To serve:
  • Ice
  • 6 oz tequila
  • Half lemon
  • Chili powder
  • Salt
  • Lemon slices
  • Margarita glasses


Step 1
Make a simple sugar syrup by mixing sugar and water.

Step 2
Mix all the ingredients except the to serve ingredients. 

Step 3 
To serve, run a lemon slice around the rim of the glass. Coat with salt followed by chili powder. 

Step 4
Add ice to the glass and 2 oz tequila and the prepared juice solution. Prepare the other servings similarly.

Step 5
If you are serving the kids just skip adding tequila.

Step 6
Decorate with a slice of lemon and serve immediately.

When the recipe is doubled you can store the leftover drink without adding alcohol in the refrigerator for a day or two.


  1. Priya

    Tempting.. would love to try this

    • Fusion Kitchen Tales

      Thanks, please try and let me your feedback or share pics too.


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