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Tommy’s Margarita

Boozy Refreshing Tommys Margarita Cocktail with Tequila

As a bartender who enjoys putting a contemporary spin on traditional cocktails, I’m always thrilled to suggest a drink that offers a novel viewpoint. The Tommy’s Margarita is one such favorite. Tommy’s Margarita streamlines without sacrificing taste, in contrast to the classic margarita, which depends on triple sec for its zesty depth. This version is a noteworthy option for individuals who value a smoother, more sophisticated cocktail experience because it emphasizes the clear taste of agave, lime, and tequila. For those who want to appreciate a classic with a modern touch, this is the ideal choice.

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Tasting Notes

Tommy’s Margaritas taste like a mild wave of refreshment when you take your first drink. The natural sweetness of the agave syrup shines through without the addition of triple sec, and the sharpness of the fresh lime juice balances it off well. This harmony produces a drink with a strong tequila base that is smooth and slightly sweet. Every sip of this refreshing, crisp beverage is more enjoyable than the last because of its exquisite flavor.

Equipment and Glassware

You don’t need a lot of specialized tools to make a Tommy’s Margarita. All you need is a measuring jigger, a strainer, and a shaker. Your best option for glasses is a traditional rocks glass. It is as elegant and simple as the drink itself.


  • 2 oz. tequila
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz. agave syrup


  1. Fill your shaker with ice.
  2. Pour in the tequila, fresh lime juice, and agave syrup.
  3. Shake well until the mixture is chilled.
  4. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.
  5. Optionally, garnish with a lime wheel to add an extra touch of elegance.
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Pro Tips

  • For the greatest flavor, use fresh lime juice at all times.
  • To suit your taste, adjust the agave syrup. Add a little bit more if you prefer it sweeter.
  • If you want to prolong the drink’s cooling effect, chill your glass beforehand to keep the drink cooler for longer.

When to Serve

Tommy’s Margarita is a perfect beverage for practically any situation. It’s ideal for relaxing nights in or sunny afternoons and evening get-togethers. It’s a great option for both formal and informal occasions because it adds refinement without being unduly complex.

Which Liquor Brands to Choose

Choose a premium, 100% agave tequila for the best Tommy’s Margarita. Brands that provide the crisp, agave-forward flavor that this drink demands are Espolón, Patron, and Don Julio. Achieving the ideal flavor balance requires selecting a high-quality tequila.

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In the early 1990s, Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco gave birth to Tommy’s Margarita. The inventor, Julio Bermejo, wanted to highlight the agave flavor of tequila, therefore he used agave syrup instead of triple sec. With only a little tweak, a drink that would go on to become a modern classic known for its simplicity and rich flavor was born.

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Boozy Refreshing Tommys Margarita Cocktail with Tequila

Tommy’s Margarita

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 1 vote
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Tequila, tommy’s margarita
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
If you want a smooth, relaxing drink, try a Tommy's Margarita. It's just tequila, fresh lime, and agave syrup.


  • Fill your shaker with ice.
  • Pour in the tequila, fresh lime juice, and agave syrup.
  • Shake well until the mixture is chilled.
  • Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.
  • Optionally, garnish with a lime wheel to add an extra touch of elegance.
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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