Lemon-Lime Margarita. A classic margarita gets a double citrus punch by mixing equal parts lemon and lime for a refreshing and delicious drink to wash down any Mexican meal.

Lemon-lime margarita on a silver tray with tequila and cocktail shaker

This margarita started it’s life as a classic lime margarita, but while I was making it I noticed some lemons in my fruit bowl that needed to be used, so I squeezed an equal amount of lemon juice to lime juice and I liked it.

When it came to salting the rim the drink looked washed out (from a photographic stand point) so I grated lemon and lime zest into the salt and I what I got was a lovely decorative drink.

A closeup showing a salt, lemon and lime rimmed glass

Cinco de Mayo is almost here and where I hear it’s not a thing in Mexico, it most certainly is here in the U.S. and more so in Southern California (which borders Mexico).

This week is a Mexican themed menu in my house. Check out the other recipes from this weeks Cinco de Mayo collection, baja style tacos, signature guacamole and salsa. All can be seen in the pic below.

Lemon-lime margarita with tacos on a white board

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Yield: 2

Lemon-Lime Margarita

Lemon-Lime Margarita

Lemon-lime margarita. A classic margarita gets a double citrus punch by mixing equal parts lemon and lime for a refreshing and delicious drink to wash down any Mexican meal.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • Zest of 1/2 lime
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 3 ounces clear tequila
  • 2 ounces orange liqueur
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 slices of lemon
  • 2 slices of lime

Instructions

  1. Pour salt onto a round plate and mix in the lemon and lime zest.
  2. Rub a wedge of lime or lemon around the rim of the glasses, then dip into the salt. Fill the glasses with ice. Set aside.
  3. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  4. Add the tequila, orange liqueur, lemon juice and lime juice.
  5. Shake for 10 seconds.
  6. Pour into the glasses.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1 drink

Amount Per Serving Calories 192Sodium 1165mgCarbohydrates 11gSugar 9g

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Lemon-lime margarita. A classic lime margarita gets a double citrus kick.