Key lime margarita

It’s summer! The time when I reach for Lucy Buffett’s cookbook before anything else.

This one is based on Lucy’s Cadillac Margarita, adapted to, naturally, include key lime juice. Because I am obsessed love it.

Key lime margarita


  • 1.5 ounces tequila
  • 3/4 ounce Grand Marnier
  • 1 ounce key lime juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • juice of 1/2 lime


  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker with as much ice as will fit
  2. Do the margarita dance (shake it up)
  3. Run a lime wedge around the edge of the glass and dip it in coarse salt
  4. When the drink is fabulously cold and frothy, pour into said glass and enjoy.

6 thoughts on “Key lime margarita

  1. this looks delicious….I just started experimenting with making my own cocktails…so much fun 🙂 I will try your recipe this weekend.

    It IS fun isn’t it?? 🙂 And certainly more affordable! ~OPK

  2. Oh. My. Goodness. I love, love, love margaritas and now you’ve made a KEY LIME one?! I’ll be drinking one of these (or several) this weekend! Thanks for the recipe.
    Yay!! Lemme know how you like them! 🙂

  3. OOO MAN! You are screaming (not calling) my name with this! Seriously….Yum! When I come to NashVegas will you make me a bucket of these?

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