This classic Cadillac Margarita features top-shelf reposado tequila, fresh lime juice, sweet agave and a Grand Marnier floater for the ultimate cocktail.
2 ounces reposado tequila
Juice from one lime, about 1-ounce lime juice + lime wedge for salt rim
1–2 teaspoons agave nectar, optional
kosher salt or flakey salt
1 ounce Grand Marnier (orange liqueur)
- Place a margarita or low ball glass in the freezer to chill.
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, tequila, lime juice and agave nectar, if using. Shake margarita for 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled glass filled with or without ice (whatever your preference).
- If desired, run a lime wedge across the top (or half portion) of the glass and dip into kosher salt.
- Pour or ‘float’ the Grand Marnier over the top of the margarita before serving. Enjoy!
If Grand Marnier is unavailable, Cointreau is a great substitute.
Keywords: grand marnier, top-shelf tequila, lime