How to Make the Bartaco Margarita (BEST COPYCAT RECIPE)

BARTACO MARGARITA
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If you’ve been to the restaurant Bartaco, then we are 99% certain you may have had the famous Bartaco margarita! It’s a cult favorite among many, and we thought it’d be fun to try and recreate this popular drink!

We love visiting Bartaco for their delicious food and fun atmosphere, but their margaritas are definitely a big draw. The bartenders are always so creative with their drinks, and the Bartaco margarita is no exception.

There are literally only 4 ingredients in this recipe, so it’s super easy to make and you probably already have everything you need on hand.

So if you don’t have time to make it to the restaurant, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Just follow our simple recipe and enjoy a delicious Bartaco margarita right in the comfort of your own home!

WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS MARGARITA

This margarita is refreshing, citrusy and has just the right amount of sweetness. It’s the perfect summertime drink! And like we said, it’s so easy to make with only 4 ingredients. If you’re looking for a delicious margarita recipe, this is the one!

INGREDIENTS IN THE BARTACO MARGARITA

bartaco margarita recipe

This recipe is so simple – you probably won’t even need to run out to the store as it’s likely you’ll have these items on hand.

  • + tequila – they use Libélula Joven tequila for drink, but you can use any tequila you have on hand.
  • + orange liquor – they use Combier, but again, you can use any orange liquor or even just plain old triple sec.
  • + agave syrup – this is what sweetens the drink and you can find it in most grocery stores these days.
  • + fresh lime juice – this is key for any good margarita!

HOW TO MAKE THE BARTACO MARGARITA

  1. First let’s run a lime wedge around the rim of a margarita glass. Then dip the glass in some salt – we like using Himalayan pink salt but any kind will do.
  2. In a shaker filled with ice, add all of your ingredients – tequila, orange liquor, agave syrup and fresh lime juice. Shake well until everything is combined.
  3. Pour your margarita into the prepared glass and enjoy! We like to garnish ours with a lime wedge but feel free to get creative.

There you have it – our take on the iconic Bartaco margarita. See, it was soooo easy to make!

bartaco margarita

HOW TO MAKE THE BARTACO MARGARITA SPICY

There are a few ways you can add spice to this margarita:

  • 1. Use a spicy tequila – we like Casamigos Anejo Blanco for this.
  • 2. Add a few dashes of hot sauce to the shaker.
  • 3. Garnish with a slice of jalapeño or serrano pepper.

No matter which method you choose, we guarantee you’ll love this spicy twist on the classic margarita!

WHAT TO SERVE WITH THIS MARGARITA?

This margarita goes great with any Mexican food!

Try it with our homemade chips and guacamole, tacos, enchiladas or even just a big bowl of rice and beans.

Or you could also just drink it on its own – we won’t judge!

VARIATIONS ON THIS MARGARITA

bartaco marg

If you want to get creative, there are a few variations you can try with this recipe:

  • 1. Use mezcal instead of tequila for a smokier flavor.
  • 2. Use blood orange juice in place of fresh lime juice.
  • 3. Add a splash of sparkling water for a refreshing twist.
  • 4. Garnish with a lime wedge, orange slice or even a sprig of fresh thyme.

No matter which variation you choose, we know you’ll love this delicious margarita!

COMMON QUESTIONS

how to make the bartaco margarita

What tequila does Bar Taco use?

Bartaco uses Libélula Joven tequila in their margaritas, but you can use any tequila you have on hand.

Which agave nectar is best for margaritas?

We like to use an organic, 100% pure agave nectar like this one.

What is the best orange liquor for margaritas?

For this recipe, we recommend using Cointreau or Grand Marnier.

What is the best lime juice for margaritas?

We prefer to use fresh lime juice for this recipe, but you can also use bottled lime juice if that’s what you have on hand.

CONCLUSION

We hope you enjoyed our take on the Bartaco margarita! This recipe is so easy to make and is perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re having a girls’ night in, hosting a party or just want a delicious drink to enjoy, this margarita will not disappoint. So what are you waiting for? Grab your ingredients and get mixing! Cheers!

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bartaco margarita recipe

BARTACO MARGARITA (COPYCAT)

If you've been to the restaurant Bartaco, then we are 99% certain you may have had the famous Bartaco margarita! It's a cult favorite among many, and we thought it'd be fun to try and recreate this popular drink!
Servings 1 serving

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 oz + tequila – they use Libélula Joven tequila for drink but you can use any tequila you have on hand.
  • 1 oz + orange liquor – they use Combier  but again, you can use any orange liquor or even just plain old triple sec.
  • 1/2 oz + agave syrup – this is what sweetens the drink and you can find it in most grocery stores these days.
  • 2 oz + fresh lime juice – this is key for any good margarita!

Instructions
 

  • First let’s run a lime wedge around the rim of a margarita glass. Then dip the glass in some salt – we like using Himalayan pink salt but any kind will do.
  • In a shaker filled with ice, add all of your ingredients – tequila, orange liquor, agave syrup and fresh lime juice. Shake well until everything is combined.
  • Pour your margarita into the prepared glass and enjoy! We like to garnish ours with a lime wedge but feel free to get creative.

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