The best thing about this lemon curd margarita recipe is the flavor! It is not overly lemony but perfectly balanced and smoothly refreshing!
Lemon Curd, Nectar of the Gods!
Do I need to use premium ingredients?
I would usually say yes and if money is no object, premium brands taste best, but when you make a flavored cocktail like this lemon curd margarita, it’s okay to be less particular with the ingredients because the fruit, lemon curd or other heavy flavors mask the premium taste.
Do you need to sweeten this cocktail?
No. Lemon curd is already sweet, so adding simple syrup would make the cocktail too sweet, in my opinion. Follow the recipe as written your first time and taste the result. Then if you think it needs more sweetener, add simple syrup.
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How to make a lemon curd margarita
Get your blender out. Once you measure out the ingredients, pour into the blender.
Gather the ingredients – lemon curd, tequila, Cointreau, lemon and lime.
Place lemon curd in blender and measure 4 ounces of tequila. (1)
Measure 2 ounces of Cointreau. (2)
Squeeze out 2 ounces of lemon juice. (3)
Squeeze out 2 ounces of lime juice. (4)
Add 1 1/2 cups to 2 cups of ice and turn the blender on high.
Once the contents are smooth, pour them into the margarita glasses and place lemon slices on the side of each glass as garnish.
Can I make this cocktail with a Ninja blender?
Yes. I use a ninja blender. Unlike the traditional blender, Ninja blender blades are on the lid. Sometimes the blades need help reaching the lemon curd, so I take a long spoon and stir everything together, making sure the lemon curd has incorporated. If you use a regular blender, the ingredients will go in the bottom where the blades are, so you won’t have to stir it.
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I hope you enjoyed this lemon curd margarita recipe as much we do.
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Lemon Curd Margarita Cocktail
- 6 tablespoons lemon curd heaping
- 4 ounces tequila I use Patron silver
- 2 ounce Cointreau or triple sec
- 2 ounce lime juice freshly squeezed
- 2 ounce lemon juice freshly squeezed
- 2 cups ice
- Lemon wheels
- In your blender, add lemon curd, tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, lemon juice (if you are using a blender like mine, stir the lemon curd until in incorporates. No need if you are using a regular blender)
- Add ice
- Blend until smooth
- Pour into glass and place lemon on the rims of the glass
This post was first published April of 2017.