A lovely, lemony twist on a classic margarita!
Sometimes you just can’t beat the original. (Like a classic BLT, for example. My son and husband say the first Die Hard qualifies here, and also the old way they used to make Hostess Fruit Pies. And any song ever covered by Kidz Bop.)
But a margarita? Well, I think margaritas are beautifully open to delicious variations!
There’s no doubt that a traditional margarita is a wonderful thing: a fruity, zingy blend of tequila, orange liqueur like Triple Sec, lime juice and salt – on the rim or sprinkled over the top. But what if we swap out that orange liqueur for…
Limoncello specifically, an Italian spirit with a smooth, strong lemon flavor. In my Lemon Drop Margarita limoncello is blended with tequila plus a splash of fresh lemon juice to make quite the refreshing cocktail!
It’s like lemonade with a punch.
And a salty rim, of course!
The Lemon Drop Margarita recipe is below. And I have a couple more lively drinks for you, too!
Lemon Drop Margarita
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/2 cup sugar syrup, cold
- 4 ounces Tequila
- 2 ounces Limoncello lemon liqueur, chilled
- 1 Lemon wedge
- Cubed ice
- Pour the lemon juice, sugar syrup, tequila and limoncello in a cocktail mixer or jar. Cover the container and shake to combine the ingredients.
- Spread some salt in a shallow dish wide enough for the rims of your glasses. Cut a slit in the lemon wedge and rub the lemon around the rims of the glasses to wet them. Dip the rims into the salt.
- Carefully add ice cubes to the prepared glasses. Pour the lemon-tequila mixture over the ice, being careful not to knock salt off the rims. Serve and enjoy the drinks immediately!