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Lemon Curd Margarita Cocktail

The best thing about this lemon curd margarita recipe is the flavor! It is not overly lemony but perfectly balanced and smoothly refreshing!

Classic tall margarita glass filled with lemon margarita, short glass with margarita in back, surrounded by lemons and a lime

Lemon Curd, Nectar of the Gods!

I made lemon curd recently and immediately had to plan what other recipes I was going to make using the glorious yellow stuff! In addition to this cocktail, I made some lemon curd bars.

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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 margarita


Get your blender out. Once you measure out the ingredients, pour into the blender.

Step one

Gather the ingredients – lemon curd, tequila, Cointreau, lemon and lime.

Lemon curd, tequila, cointreau, two lemons and a lime

Step one

Place lemon curd in blender and measure 4 ounces of tequila. (A)

Step two

Measure 2 ounces of Cointreau. (B)

Tequila and orange liqueur measured out with the bottles, blender container and lemons in the background

Step three

Squeeze out 2 ounces of lemon juice. (C)

Step four

Squeeze out 2 ounces of lime juice. (D)

Lemon and lime juice measured out with the blender container and lemons and limes in the background

Step five

Add 1 1/2 cups to 2 cups of ice and turn the blender on high.

Step six

Once the contents are smooth, pour them into the margarita glasses and place lemon slices on the side of each glass as garnish.

Aerial view of the lemon margarita in a classic margarita glass in front and in an old-fashioned glass in back, next to two lemons

These lemon margaritas look so good. Let’s look at them from a different vantage point.

Vertical view of the lemon margarita in an old fashioned glass in front and in a classic margarita glass in back, next to two lemons

What about the aerial view? Don’t mind if I do.

Aerial view of the lemon margarita with lemon and lime wheel garnish

I could dive right into it! Couldn’t you?

I hope you enjoyed this lemon curd margarita recipe as much we do.

Please feel free to leave me a comment. Do you use premium alcohol? Do you notice a difference? I’d love to know.

And as always, may all your dishes/drinks be delish!

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Double old fashioned glass filled with the margarita in front with the classic margarita glass in the background. There are lemons on the board

Lemon Curd Margarita Cocktail

This refreshing lemon curd margarita is a keeper!
5 from 7 votes
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Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: Cocktails
Keyword: lemon curd margarita, lemon margarita
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 Cocktails
Calories: 398kcal


  • 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)
    6 tablespoons lemon curd, 4 ounces tequila, 2 ounce Cointreau, 2 ounce lime juice, 2 ounce lemon juice
  • Add ice
    2 cups ice
  • Blend until smooth
  • Pour into glass and place lemon on the rims of the glass
    Lemon wheels
  • Sip
  • Smile
  • Enjoy
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Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 175mg | Potassium: 62mg | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin C: 19.5mg
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This post was first published April of 2017.

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  1. Such a fabulous looking drink! glad I came across this today (Friday) cuz I don’t have to wait much longer to try it πŸ™‚

  2. What a BRILLIANT way to use lemon curd! This margarita looks so creamy, I bet it tastes just as good as it looks!

  3. Genuinely love this idea. Can’t actually even talk coherently, as I’m swooning at the thought of drinking lemon curd!

  4. Oh wow! This cocktail looks incredible. I never thought to combine lemon curd with margaritas- I bet the texture is fantastic. I love your styling.

  5. I’m such a lemon lover that I always have extra lemon curd on hand. I can’t wait to give these a try with the girls!

  6. This summer I have been all about lemon-flavored EVERYTHING! What a brilliant idea to use the curd in a drink! I have to try this!

  7. Oh wow, what an awesome way to use lemon curd! Literally my two favourite things in the whole world.. This could get dangerous…

  8. A lemon curd margarita?? How fabulous is that!! This looks fantastic. I never would have thought to use lemon curn in a cocktail. I LOVE all the curds I’ve ever tasted (lemon, lime, grapefruit), I bet other variations of this would be delicious too!

  9. This drink is so tempting. I never tried lemon curd with alcohol before. I am sure this is super delicious. Need to try soon.

  10. Wow this sounds so refreshing. I love lemon flavors during summer. Lemon cools me down nicely. I can’t wait to make this for my and my hubby πŸ™‚

  11. I am about four lemon curd margaritas in and this is the best cocktail I’ve ever had! I was getting ready to eat my leftover curd with a spoon when my friend sent me this recipe. My life is forever changed for the better!

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