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Lazy Margaritas: Margarita Tequila Shots

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Margarita tequila shots are a tasty, but easier version of margaritas. Only two ingredients!

Tequila Shots


Hi! It’s Chelsey from DIY Budget Girl back with another amazing cocktail recipe! Back story: in January, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Right after that, a large mass was found in her uterus (it turned out to be a 10 pound, benign alien baby. No joke, she looked 9 months pregnant). So she had a hysterectomy and then, right after her 6-week recovery was over, she had a double mastectomy.

For the mastectomy, I drove up to West Virginia (I live in Georgia, for those of you unaware). I decided to go up a few days early so we could actually do stuff before she was admitted to the hospital. (FYI, the cancer never spread to her lymph nodes, so it looks like they got it all with the surgery. She won’t be doing chemo. She’s on the road to recovery AND to having 20-year-old breasts for the rest of her life. So, you know, silver linings and all. 😛 )

I drove 10 hours and as soon as I walked through the door, my mother, my grandmother, my sister, and I were doing “shots” of tequila poppers. And dying my sister’s hair (it wasn’t nearly the disaster it sounds like it would have been).


Ever since then, I’ve been obsessed with these glorious little gems. They are so easy to make and so delicious. And only two ingredients. Huzzah!

My parents make them by mixing 50/50 tequila and margarita mix.

I find that to be way too much tequila. So I mix 25/75 tequila and margarita mix (respectively).

You can use whatever margarita mix you want. I prefer strawberry lime Jose Cuervo, because it’s cheaper than most brands. 😛 Plus, I’m not a huge fan of the lime.

The strawberry adds some necessary sweetness. But you can make them both ways. My parents actually use strawberry daiquiri mix and add it to the lime mix. I don’t like it that way, but they seem to. The daiquiri mix is just too thick for me.


Here’s the great thing about this: you can either make them individually, or if you’re having a bunch of people over, just make a whole batch.

Refrigerate, and pour it into shot glasses, shooter glasses, or even margarita glasses as needed. These are completely perfect for a barbecue or other get-together where you’re entertaining groups.

Who doesn’t love a delicious, easy-t0-make cocktail?

If you want to make it more margarita-like, you can add some salt to the rim of the glass (though I prefer sugar).

Lazy Margaritas: Margarita Tequila Shots

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Lazy Margaritas: Margarita Tequila Shots

Lazy Margaritas: Margarita Tequila Shots

This tequila poppers drink recipe is a tasty, easier version of margaritas. Only two ingredients!

Prep Time 1 minute
Total Time 1 minute


  • 1/4 part tequila
  • 3/4 part margarita mix, any flavor


  1. Pour tequila and margarita mix into a glass or measuring cup. Make in large quantities or as individual shots. Drink and enjoy!

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