Cadillac Margarita

Cadillac Margarita
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The Cadillac Margarita is a unique riff on the classic margarita cocktail. It is a tequila-based drink that is made with Cointreau, lime juice, simple syrup, and Grand Marnier, and It is often served in a margarita glass with a salted rim and a lime wedge.

This cocktail’s history is unclear. and it is believed to be created at the renowned Cadillac Bar in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.

This drink has become popular among bartenders and mixologists alike due to its unique flavor profile and easy-to-make recipe.

Cadillac Margarita Recipe

  1. 45 ml reposado tequila

  2. 30 ml Cointreau

  3. 22 ml fresh lime juice

  4. 15 ml simple syrup (optional)

  5. 30 ml Grand Marnier

  6. Ice

  7. Garnish: Lime wedge and Kosher salt (for the rim)

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How to Make a Cadillac Margarita

  1. Rim a margarita or coupe glass with kosher salt and set aside.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, and add reposado tequila, Cointreau, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup.
  3. Shake for about 10 seconds until chilled.
  4. Strain the mix into the rimmed margarita glass.
  5. Float the Grand Marnier on top, and gently stir.
  6. Garnish with a lime wedge and serve.