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Two plum-thyme margaritas on a silver tray with a purple flower and thyme.

Plum-Thyme Margarita

Love a fall margarita with a unique twist? Let me introduce you to the lovely plum-thyme margarita. Made with a fresh plum-thyme simple syrup and a generous dose of tequila, this plum-thyme margarita is a seasonal favorite that’s perfect for any festive fall gathering.
Course Beverages
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 drink
Calories 241kcal


  • Small saucepan
  • Handheld citrus juicer
  • Jigger or small measuring cup
  • Cocktail shaker


Plum-Thyme Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 5-10 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 4 plums seeded, cut into slices

Plum-Thyme Margarita

  • 1 lime slice cut in middle, for garnish, optional
  • Coarse sea salt for garnish, optional
  • 2 ounces tequila preferably reposado
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur preferably Grand Marnier or Cointreau
  • 1 ounce plum-thyme simple syrup
  • Ice


Plum-Thyme Simple Syrup

  • Add the water, sugar, thyme sprigs and plum slices to a saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat and cook to a low boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
  • Once the sugar dissolves, turn off heat, mash the plums in the syrup and allow to steep, preferably at least 30 minutes. Strain and chill. You can take care of this step ahead of time and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a couple weeks.

Plum-Thyme Margarita

  • If you'd like a salted glass, run a lime slice around the glass rim. Pour coarse sea salt on a small plate. Dip the glass into the ice and twist a few times to allow the salt to adhere. Set aside.
  • In a cocktail shaker, add the tequila, lime juice, orange liqueur, plum-thyme simple syrup and a handful of ice. Pop on the top and shake vigorously for 15-30 seconds.
  • Add ice to the glass. Strain the margarita into the glass. If desired, garnish with plum slices and thyme sprigs. Enjoy!


  • A potato masher works well to mash the plums. You could also use a fork if you don't have a potato masher.
  • Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


Serving: 1drink | Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 40mg | Sugar: 16g