Cadillac Margarita || Best Summer Cocktail by chicute

A single margarita glass filled with a Cadillac Margarita with a lime wedge

This Cadillac Margarita recipe is the premium Summer cocktail you’ve been looking for. Made with smooth reposado tequila, fresh squeezed lime juice and topped with a delicious orange liqueur. I dare you to have just one!

Do you love a classic margarita as much as we do? If so, you are going to love this smooth, delicious Cadillac drink perfect for all of your Summer festivities. Cinco de Mayo, anyone?

A bottle of Grand Marnier, flowers and lime wedges

WHAT IS A CADILLAC MARGARITA?

A margarita is a simple cocktail using lime, tequila, and triple sec. A Cadillac Margarita elevates the original recipe and uses aged quality tequila reposado in place of silver tequila and Grand Marnier in place of classic triple sec.

A single margarita glass filled with a Cadillac Margarita with a lime wedge

CADILLAC MARGARITA INGREDIENTS

  • Premium Tequila (such as Reposado Tequila)
  • Grand Marnier
  • Fresh sqeezed lime juice
  • Simple syrup or agave syrup
  • Ice cubes (we try to use crushed ice, when possible)
  • Salt for the rim of the glasses (sea salt or kosher salt)
  • Orange and lime wheels for garnish (optional)

HOW TO MAKE A CADILLAC MARGARITA

  1. Wet the rim of a margarita glass or short cocktail glass with lime juice, agave syrup or simple syrup. Salt the rims of the glasses with sea salt.
  2. Add ice into your glass and set aside.
  3. Next, fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Add fresh lime juice, simple syrup or agave syrup and tequila. Shake for 10–15 seconds until chilled and well combined.
  4. Strain the cocktail mixture into a glass filled with ice.
  5. Last, add a shot of Grand Marnier and garnish with an orange and lime wheel or lime wedge. Enjoy!
A single margarita glass filled with a Cadillac Margarita with a lime wedge

THE BEST TEQUILA FOR A MARGARITA

While a Cadillac Margaret is made with premium tequila, many premium options can get pretty costly.

OUR FAVORITE PREMIUM TEQUILA BRANDS:

  • Casamigo Reposado Tequila — Casamigos Reposado is aged for 7 months. It is soft, slightly oaky with hints of caramel and cocoa. It has a silky texture with a medium to long smooth finish. $54.99 for 750ml
  • Clase Azul Reposado — While you’re sipping your Clase Azul Reposado Tequila, you’ll enjoy the scents of spice, cream soda, caramel and agave. The flavors of this tequila include apple cider, jasmine, cinnamon and honey. $158 for 750ml
  • Tears of Llorona №3 Extra Añejo Tequila — Tears of Llorona is a rare, small batch, extra anejo Tequila, aged five years in oak barrels that have previously held scotch, sherry, and brandy. This unique triple barreling and extra-long aging creates a complex, layered fusion that is more like a cognac or a very old whiskey, yet it retains clear agave notes. $250 for 750ml
  • Cazadores Reposado — When you sip Cazadores Reposado, you’ll get a taste of the Jalisco Highlands and smell the agave aroma. You’ll also notice warm tasting notes, including baked pear, cinnamon and vanilla. $45
  • Riazul Tequila Añejo — $60 for 750ml

MORE BUDGET-FRIENDLY TEQUILA OPTIONS:

  • Milagro
  • 1800
  • Patron
  • Jose Cuervo
  • Casamigos
  • Don Julio
  • Hornito
  • Camarena

TIPS FOR MAKING A CADILLAC MARGARITA

The key to making a great Cadillac Margarita is to use the very best ingredients your wallet will allow. A premium margarita calls for premium ingredients.

A bottle of Milagro Silver Tequila

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ARE CADILLAC MARGARITAS GLUTEN FREE?

A single margarita glass filled with a Cadillac Margarita with a lime wedge

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Cadillac Margarita || Best Summer Cocktail

Delicious Cadillac Margarita recipe made with only premium ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces Premium Tequila
  • 4 ounces Fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces Simple syrup or Agave syrup
  • 2 ounces Grand Marnier (divided)
  • 2 Lime wheels
  • Salt (for rim of glasses)

Instructions

  • Wet the rim of a margarita glass or short cocktail glass with lime juice, agave syrup or simple syrup. Salt the rims of the glasses with sea salt.
  • Add ice into your glass and set aside.
  • Next, fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Add fresh lime juice, simple syrup or agave syrup and tequila. Shake for 10–15 seconds until chilled and well combined.
  • Strain the cocktail mixture into a glass filled with ice.
  • Last, add a shot of Grand Marnier and garnish with an orange and lime wheel or lime wedge. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 89mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 28IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg

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