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green cilantro margarita with suerte tequila and succulents on dark brown wooden table

Cilantro Margarita

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, entertaining, Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
cooling time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 228 kcal
Author: KellyLiken

This twist on the classic margarita features a homemade cilantro simple syrup, fresh squeezed citrus and a great small batch tequila.

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Ingredients

Cilantro Margarita

  • 1.5 oz Suerte Blanco Tequila
  • 1 oz Cilantro Lime Syrup
  • 1.5 oz Lime Juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 oz Clementine Juice freshly squeezed
  • Kosher Salt

Cilantro Lime Syrup

  • .5 C Natural Cane Sugar
  • .5 C Water
  • .5 bunch Cilantro
  • 1 Lime juiced
  • .5" piece Ginger roughly chopped

Instructions

To make the Cilantro Lime Syrup

  1. Combine the water, sugar and ginger in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil.  Simmer for 5 minutes to dissolve the sugar and infuse the flavor of the ginger.

  2. Remove from the heat and strain the ginger out.  Allow the syrup to cool (you can use an ice water bath to speed this up, just put the sauce pot in a big bowl of ice water and stir occasionally).

  3. In the blender, comine the cool syrup, cilantro and the juice of 1 lime.  Blend on high until smooth.  At  this point you can use a fine mesh seive to strain out any solids that remain, but it's not terribly necessary.

To make the Margarita

  1. In a cocktail shaker with some ice, combine the Tequila, cilantro syrup, lime and clementine juice. 

  2. Using a lime wedge, moisten the rims of your martini glass.  Dunk the glass in some kosher salt.

  3. Shake up the cocktail and strain it into the salted martini glass, garnish with a wheel of clementine.

Nutrition Facts
Cilantro Margarita
Amount Per Serving
Calories 228
% Daily Value*
Sodium 11mg0%
Potassium 168mg5%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 29g32%
Vitamin A 340IU7%
Vitamin C 42.1mg51%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.