Tommy’s Margarita

Tommy's Margarita cocktail is a popular variation to the classic margarita that calls for more tequila, no triple sec, and agave syrup as its sweetener. It's also served in a rocks glass over ice.
How to Make a Tommy's Margarita Cocktail


Serve in a Rock’s glass

  • 2 shots 100% agave blanco tequila
  • 1 shot fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 shot agave syrup
  • Half salt rim for garnish

Garnish: 1 lime wedge

Tools & Equipment

How to Make

  1. Rim half of the glass with salt first.
  2. Add the other ingredients to your shaker.
  3. Shake hard for 10-15 seconds. 
  4. Strain into an ice-filled rock’s glass.
  5. Add the garnish.


he Tommy’s Margarita is a classic cocktail that was created at Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco, California in the late 1960’s.

A Tommy’s Margarita is very similar to a traditional margarita except for one interesting change. While a traditional margarita is made with tequila, lime juice, and orange liqueur, the Tommy’s Margarita replaces the orange liqueur for agave nectar. This small change makes the Tommy’s Margarita a bit sweeter than the traditional version.

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