Want to make Margaritas the easy way? Use one of these Margarita mixes that have passed the taste and mixing test.
From the classic mix, and spicy margarita mix, best for pitchers, best for big parties, best budget-friendly, best for frozen... the mixes below are perfect for happy hour or a party!
What Type of Tequila is Best for Margaritas?
While there are different types of tequila, when it comes to mixing it with a Margarita mix, the top choice is Silver or Blanco tequila. It's easy to find, has a neutral flavor, and is most affordable.
If you're using a concentrate or mixing in bulk, you can get away with less expensive tequilas. To avoid a tequila headache, an affordable tequila in the $30 range to mix is Espolón Blanco.
If you're using the Best Overall pick below, feel free to upgrade and use your Patrón Silver tequila.
Best Mixes for Margaritas
With fewer ingredients than in a Classic Margarita, using a mix is great for making a drink fast with little to no measuring. They're also perfect for entertaining since you can pre-mix a large batch and fill a Mexican-style glass pitcher or a glass drink dispenser for a self-serve option.
Below you'll find a variety of mixes, from lower-calorie liquid Margarita mixes to powdered varieties to mix with water, as well as ready-made options and where to find them.
Tequila to Margarita Mix Ratio
The tequila-to-margarita mix ratio will depend on the margarita mix you use. For liquid mixes, if you're only adding tequila, the ratio is 3 parts mix 1 part tequila or 3 ounces of liquid mix and 1 ounce of tequila plus ice.
What Mix Do Most Restaurants Use?
Restaurants tend to use a powdered margarita mix or a liquid concentrate so the bartender can easily mix it with water and have it ready in the ice well to have on hand when whipping drinks for customers.
In addition to powdered mixes, which are more affordable, restaurants also use liquid mixes they can purchase from their alcohol supplier -similar to the concentrate above.