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Two Cadillac margaritas with salt around them and limes and flowers to the side.

Cadillac Margarita

Let’s upgrade your tequila game with this Cadillac margarita! Made with barrel-aged tequila, rich Grand Marnier and freshly squeezed lime juice, this top-shelf margarita is simple yet full of flavor thanks to its high-quality ingredients. This will be your new go-to margarita recipe.
Course Beverages
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 drink
Calories 225kcal


  • Cocktail shaker
  • Jigger or small measuring cup
  • Citrus juicer


  • 2 ounces reposado tequila
  • 1 ounce Grand Marnier
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice about 1 lime
  • Ice
  • Additional lime slices for garnish, optional
  • Coarse sea salt for garnish, optional


  • Add the tequila, Grand Marnier, lime juice and a handful of ice to a cocktail shaker.
  • Put on the top and shake vigorously, about 15-30 seconds.
  • For a salted rim, run a lime slice along the edge of the serving glass. Swirl the moistened rim into a small plate of coarse sea salt. Add ice to the glass.
  • Strain the margarita into the serving glass. Garnish with additional lime slices if desired. Enjoy!



  • For a 12-serving pitcher, stir together 3 cups tequila, 1 ½ cups Grand Marnier and 1 ½ cups lime juice. 
  • Cadillac margaritas traditionally don’t call for sweetener. However, if you prefer a little extra sweetness, add 1 ounce of simple syrup or agave nectar.
  • Pick limes that give in when you squeeze them. This ensures they’re nice and juicy.
  • Before juicing the lime, firmly roll it on the countertop a few times to help get the juice flowing.
  • The best mixing technique is to use two hands while shaking. This helps ensure you get enough vigorous force behind the shake.
  • Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


Serving: 1drink | Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg