Yum. You hear me? YUM! I love this lemon curd margarita recipe! Sooooo! Much! Christopher loves it just as much as I do.
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! I made some lemon curd bars that you’ll be seeing soon, as well as this delicious cocktail, that you are looking at now.
We all know I love margaritas. When I’m ordering in a restaurant, I will usually drink my margarita plain and on the rocks, but only if I can get premium ingredients. (At home, since I control the liquor cabinet, I always make my margaritas using top shelf brands.)
However, when you order a flavored margarita like this lemon curd margarita, it’s okay to be less particular with the ingredients because the fruit, syrup or other flavoring masks the premium taste.
Personally, I can still taste the difference, but that’s because a) I’m discriminating and b) I’ve had a few margaritas in my life.
Yes, just a few.
OKAY, OKAY, I’ve had buckets and buckets of them.
Try ordering premium spirits (or buying them for home), I dare you! You’ll never go back.
The only time I don’t use premium is if I know I’m making something in big batches. And by batches, I mean multiple batches at one event. In that case, using premium would be bad for Lainey’s wallet.
And Lainey loves her wallet.
On to the recipe.
The Ingredients for the Lemon Curd Margarita and the Mixing
Front and center is the lemon curd. I use 3 heaping tablespoons. Mmmmm. Next, we have Patron silver tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and lemon juice.
One thing I didn’t add to this margarita is simple syrup, which you usually add when you make sweet and sour, but lemon curd is sweet, so make it without the syrup, taste it and add some if you like it sweeter.
First I get out my blender container and I scoop the lemon curd inside of it. You can see it in the background of the photo below.
I then measure out 2 ounces tequila.
I pour it into the blender.
Next up is the Cointreau. I measure out 1 ounce of the orange deliciousness.
Into the blender it goes.
I cut the lime in half and squeeze out 1 ounce of the juice. I also cut a lime wheel and set aside half of it for garnish.
I pour the lime juice into the blender.
Time to cut the lemon in half and squeeze out 1 ounce of that juice. Again I cut a lemon wheel and set aside half for garnish.
It goes into the blender to join the other ingredients.
I take a long spoon and stir everything up, making sure the lemon curd has incorporated. The reason I do this is because I’m using one of those ninja blenders where you screw on the lid that has the blades in it. Sometimes the blades need help to reach the lemon curd.
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.
I put in 1 1/2 cups or so of ice and turn the blender on high.
Pour the Lemon Curd Margarita
I pour the contents of the blender into the margarita glass and place the lime and lemon slices on the side of the glass as garnish.
It looks so good. Let’s look at it from a different vantage point.
What about the aerial view? Don’t mind if I do.
I could dive right into that lemon curd margarita! Couldn’t you?
I hope you enjoyed this recipe as much as Christopher and I like this cocktail.
Please feel free to leave me a comment. Do you use premium alcohol? Do you notice a difference? I’d love to know.
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And as always, may all your dishes/drinks be delish!
- 3 tablespoons lemon curd heaping
- 2 ounces tequila I use Patron silver
- 1 ounce Cointreau or triple sec
- 1 ounce lime juice freshly squeezed
- 1 ounce lemon juice freshly squeezed
- 1 1/2 cups ice
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)
Blend until smooth
Pour into glass and place lime and lemon on the rim