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Introducing, Clayton’s Margarita!

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 margaritas so good. Give me all the foam!

Clayton's Margarita

Also, 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… so please drink responsibly! 

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.

Clayton's Margarita
5 from 14 votes

Clayton's Margarita

Prep: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 people


  • 1 cup Good Tequila (we love LALO tequila) you can use less tequila 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 or salt, for the rim
  • Lime wedges, for serving


  • Combine the tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, simple syrup, and egg white in a blender. Blend until frothy.
  • Pour some salt or tajin on a small plate. Cut a slit in the lime wedge and rub it along the rim of a glass. Roll the edge of the glass in the salt or Tajín to coat the rim. Carefully fill with ice and pour in the margarita.
  • 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.
For serving a large crowd, we usually just omit the egg white and make in a big dispenser.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Servings: 4 people


Photography by Eat Love Eats.

Welcome! I’m Alex.

I’m a food lover sharing healthy, simple, delicious, recipes from my kitchen to yours. Here you’ll find lots of Whole30, lots of healthy, and a little indulgence here and there because…it’s all about balance y’all!

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  1. 5 stars
    This was a great tasting margartita but definitely very strong with one cup of tequila. We made the mistake of using 1 cup then realized that one cup is equal to 8 shots of tequila. We split the batch between two of us and they were delicious but a bit too much alcohol for my liking for just two large drinks. Next time I will use half a cup. Great recipe though thank you!

    1. Thanks for the comment! Yes, my husband tends to make these pretty strong but this recipe is meant to split with 4 people over glasses filled with ice, but if splitting between 2 you could definitely lower the alcohol but still keep the other measurements as-is if preferred.