Clayton’s Margarita

Introducing, Clayton’s Margarita!


Clayton is always the bartender on the weekends and when we have guests over to our house. He can make some really good cocktails and his margarita is my personal favorite. I’ve been asking him for ages to sit down and write out an exact recipe so that I can share it with you but that’s not easy for him. He usually just throws stuff in a mixer and tastes it until it tastes right. But, after bugging him for long enough and with Cinco De Mayo around the corner, he finally agreed to share his recipe! 

Clayton’s Margarita is just a good, classic margarita on the rocks with a few little tweaks to make it special. My favorite part? That he adds egg whites to it to make it foamy. Sounds weird, I know, but it’s what makes his so good. Give me all the foam!

You can obviously use less tequila if you choose. Clayton claims “if you are going to take the time to make a drink you might as well make it strong.” So, yeah. There’s that. Enjoy! 

And for some fun twists on Clayton’s classic recipe, try Clayton’s Grapefruit Margarita and Clayton’s Holiday Margarita — with the addition of rosemary and a little pomegranate juice, you have a perfectly festive cocktail ready for the holiday season.




  • 1 cup Good Tequila Clayton likes Casamigos, you can do a little less if you don't want it as strong
  • 1/4 cup cointreau
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup of Simple Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon egg whites fresh or out of the carton is fine!
  • Tajin for serving (a sprinkle of kosher salt is okay if you don't have tajin)


  • Combine in a blender, and let roar!!!!!!
  • Pour over a glass filled with ice and top with a dash of tajin or a sprinkle of kosher salt.
  • Enjoy!


Clayton says he never stores his batch of margaritas in the fridge, as they tend to get tart in the fridge. He leaves on the counter while people serve up their own glasses.


  • Reply
    December 10, 2020 at 10:37 pm

    I do not have any simple syrup. Is there a substitution or can I leave it out? or do you have a recipe you recommend for making simple syrup at home?

    • Reply
      December 10, 2020 at 10:57 pm

      making simple syrup is super simple 😉 hehe.
      Just bring equal parts water and sugar to a boil in a small saucepan (1 cup water: 1 cup sugar, for example).
      once boiling, simmer, stirring, until the sugar has dissolved. Let cool and then you can use!

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    November 6, 2020 at 12:02 am

    Delicious, easy, and looks fancy with minimal effort. Winner.!

  • Reply
    November 2, 2020 at 1:19 pm

    What chili lime salt do you use on these?

    • Reply
      November 2, 2020 at 2:45 pm

      We use Tajin.

  • Reply
    October 30, 2020 at 5:29 pm

    How early do you think you could make it ahead for a party if it’s not going in the fridge??

    • Reply
      November 1, 2020 at 12:49 pm

      Yes, you definitely can– I’d just omit the egg white part as the foam will disappear with time.

  • Reply
    Traci Torres
    October 25, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    My go-to recipe! I make sure to show all the margarita lovers in my family and friend circle!

    • Reply
      October 25, 2020 at 8:56 pm

      Happy you love it!!!

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