Food & Drink

All the Questions You Ever Had About Margaritas, Answered

The Margarita is one of the most popular cocktails in the world for a reason. This sweet and tangy Sour has the power to please any palate and is sure to cool you down on even the hottest days. But if you ever wondered about the drink’s nutritional facts or how to properly make one, we got you covered. Here, we answer your Margarita questions so you have all the facts on the tequila cocktail.

What goes into a Margarita?

The list of Margarita ingredients in simple: tequila, lime juice and agave nectar. Need to know more about the specifics? Consult this foolproof recipe.

How many calories are in a Margarita?

If you make a Margarita according to the Supercall recipe—that is with two ounces of tequila, one ounce of fresh lime juice and half an ounce of agave nectar—the cocktail contains 208 calories. That number will go up if you use a sugary pre-made mix, so be sure to stick to the fresh stuff.

How much sugar is in a Margarita?

Our Margarita recipe contains 10 grams of sugar.

How many carbs are in a Margarita?

If you follow our Margarita recipe carefully, the drink contains 10.65 grams of carbohydrates.

Do you use triple sec in a Margarita?

Sour cocktails are simple creatures. All you need to make them taste delicious is a basic formula that’s super easy to memorize. So if you love the fruity, orangey flavor of triple sec in a Margarita, simply replace the half ounce of agave nectar with a half ounce of the liqueur.

Why do Margaritas have a salted rim?

There are few cocktail garnishes as divisive as a salted rim. You either love it, or you hate it. But there’s more to the Margarita’s salted rim than you think. Salt enhances the overall flavor of cocktails because it mellows bitter notes, brings out vibrant sweetness and stimulates gustatory receptor cells, which make up your taste buds. But if you’re still not into the crunchy texture that comes with salt crystals, rimming your glass in saline solution provides the same flavor effect with a smooth, barely-there consistency.

When is National Margarita Day?

National Margarita Day is on February 22, and you should celebrate by trying one of these delicious variations.

What is the best tequila for Margaritas?

Margaritas taste best when made with grassy, vegetal blanco tequilas, and each bottling differs greatly from the next. Try one of our favorites—there’s one out there for every kind of Margarita preference.

Can You Make a Vodka Margarita?

Why not? If you swap the tequila for vodka, that will basically give you a Vodka Gimlet with agave instead of simple syrup.

How about a Margarita in a can. Are there any good ones?

We’re big fans of canned cocktails at Supercall, and Cutwater Spirits makes a great Margarita in a can.

Do you have to serve Margaritas in Margarita glasses?

Margarita glasses are fun but not necessary. A simple rocks glass will do.

Why is there no Margarita emoji?

We don’t know, and we’re just as sad about it as you. El Jimador tequila started a petition to remedy the matter, though. So, if the emoji people are reading, please fix this issue ASAP.