How do you make the perfect Mex 1 Margarita you ask? Ditch the sup-par drinks and make your own Award Winning Best Margarita in Charleston from home with our simple step-by-step directions. There’s a reason we’ve been voted number one, and that comes down to fresh ingredients and 100% blue agave tequila. Let’s take a look at what you’ll need and get shakin’!


Step 1

Grab your shaker and add one shot of 100% blue agave tequila. At Mex 1, we prefer to use Lunazul Reposado Tequila. This tequila is 2x distilled in the state of Jalisco, the heart of tequila. This family has a tradition of over 200 years of making tequila, making them easily the oldest tequila anywhere. “American oak imbues this tequila with the layers of semi-sweet vanilla, fruit and spice while maintaining the classic, earthy agave taste and leading to a smoky finish.” 

Step 2

Add your Mex 1 Margarita Mix! To get the exact taste of Mex 1 we are now offering our mix bottled up to go. Afterall, we can be pouring out ALL of our secrets! Make sure to keep your margarita mix chilled and also give it a quick shake to mix it back up. Add 4 ounces of the mix to your shaker. If you’re eyeballing it, go with 2 parts margarita mix to one part tequila. If you’re looking for a weaker margarita, go with 3 parts to one part. 

Step 3

Add ice to your shaker. Shake it up for about 5-10 seconds until fully chilled. 

Step 4

Are you a salt person? A no salt person? Adding salt to a margarita intensifies the sour and sweet flavors. This tempers any bitterness making the sweetness and sourness of your cocktail seem brighter. At Mex 1, we use a tall glass with a half rim of salt to please every palate. 

Step 5

Lastly, pour it in and garnish it with a lime. Best enjoyed with a plateful of our Tailgate Nachos! 

Make one at home with our mix or drop in and chill out with us, at any one of our locations. Mex 1 Coastal Cantina has a wide variety of cocktails and six different tequila infusions that are sweet, spicy or a little of both. Cheers!