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Grand Marnier poured in both glasses of ultimate Cadillac Margarita

Ultimate Cadillac Margarita

This ultimate Cadillac margarita is a mixture of premium liquors and delicious because of it!  This is the best margarita I've ever had.

Course Cocktail
Cuisine Cocktails
Keyword cadillac margarita
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 cocktail
Calories 396 kcal
Author Elaine Benoit

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces Patron Silver tequila or other brand
  • 2 ounce Cointreau or triple sec
  • 4 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 2 ounce simple syrup
  • 2 ounce Grand Marnier divided

Garnish

  • 2 lime wheels
  • salt for glass rims

Instructions

  1. Fill your shaker 3/4 full with ice

  2. Add tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and simple syrup

  3. Wet rim of glass with water or lime juice
  4. Dip glass into plate of Kosher salt
  5. Pour 1 ounce of Grand Marnier into each shot glass, set aside

  6. Cap shaker and shake for 30 seconds

  7. Add extra ice to both glasses and pour contents of the shaker equally between the two glasses, being careful not to pour it over the salted rims

  8. Put lime wheels on the rim of the glasses

  9. Set shots of Grand Marnier beside glass of margarita

  10. Serve
  11. Pour Grand Marnier into margarita or do it as a shot

  12. Lick some salt off rim
  13. Sip drink
  14. Smile
  15. Enjoy

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Tips on making the Cadillac margarita

  1. Use the BEST ingredients you can afford.  Premium ingredients equal a more delicious drink
  2. Always make your own sweet and sour.  I prefer a 2:1 ratio, so two parts sour to one part sweet.  Start there and if you decide you want it sweeter, add a bit more simple syrup
  3. Always serve the Grand Marnier on the side, especially when you serve to guests.  They're quite impressed when they pour the shot into the Cadillac margarita themselves
  4. Salt the rim, but don't overdo it!  Sometimes, after I salt the rim, I take my finger and clear a spot so if someone doesn't want to taste the salt they can use that spot to sip
  5. Do NOT pour the liquid in such a way that it hits the salt.  You do not want to wash salt into the cocktail
Nutrition Facts
Ultimate Cadillac Margarita
Amount Per Serving (1 cocktail)
Calories 396
% Daily Value*
Sodium 22mg1%
Potassium 84mg2%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Sugar 39g43%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.