Rio Bravo Real Margarita

Sometimes there is nothing better than a refreshing margarita.  You can enjoy a Rio Bravo Real Margarita at home.  You don’t need to buy a mix, you can make better tasting drinks with fresh ingredients.

two homemade margaritas

When dining out at a Mexican restaurant, there is nothing better than a refreshing margarita. You can enjoy this wonderful copycat margarita cocktail at home.

You don’t need to buy a margarita mix. You can make better tasting drinks with fresh ingredients. This homemade margarita combines tequila and triple sec with fresh lime juice and frozen strawberries.

How to Make a Margarita

On the rocks or frozen? This question often comes up when discussing the best way to make margaritas. Purists may turn up their noses at the frozen kind, but I think that a slushy margarita is ideal on a really hot day.

A classic margarita involves diluting and chilling by shaking tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and ice together in a cocktail shaker. So, pouring the shaken drink over more ice will just make it too watery.

How Much Juice Is in One Lime?

On average, one lime will give you two tablespoons of lime juice. As an alternative to fresh lime, you can use Minute Maid Frozen Limeade which is well-balanced between sweet and tart. Then you could opt to squeeze in the juice from a whole lime or two for added bite. Limeade is especially good if you are making a big batch of margaritas for a party.

What is the Best Way to Serve a Margarita?

The most classic and elegant way to serve a margarita is in a chilled martini glass. Many cocktail historians believe this is how margaritas would have been served originally – most likely in the ’30s or early ’40s somewhere along the U.S.-Mexico border (probably in Tijuana).

  • What About the Salt? It’s up to you whether you choose to salt the rim of your martini glasses. I think that a couple of grains of salt can actually help bring out the flavor of the martini. You can opt to only salt part of the rim, and then everyone will be happy.

Love Margaritas? Try some of these margarita recipes

Mimosa Margaritas
Redneck Margaritas – The Best Beer Margaritas
Chili’s Prezidente Margarita

Let me know how much you enjoyed your Rio Bravo Real Margarita! Let me know if you enjoy yours on the rocks or frozen.

two homemade margaritas

Rio Bravo Real Margarita

You have never had such a good margarita
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Cocktail
Servings: 1
Calories: 358kcal


  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce triple sec
  • 2 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons frozen sweetened strawberries
  • 1 cup ice


Frozen Margaritas

  • Place all in a mixer, and blend until smooth.

On the Rocks Margaritas

  • Mix all ingredients in a pitcher and serve over ice.


Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin C: 34.4mg
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About Stephanie

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Liz Nelson

    5 stars
    We all know that Margaritas are wonderful!
    So these fall in line with most Margaritas! They are very good!

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