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Black Margarita

Dare to mix a different drink with this intriguing Black Margarita recipe that uses activated charcoal to achieve its dark color. Complemented with tequila, lime juice, and orange liqueur, it’s ideal for Halloween parties or any occasion that calls for something out of the ordinary.

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black margarita cocktail

Black Margarita

Prep Time: 9 minutes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Black, Charcoal, Margarita
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Create a visually stunning Black Margarita cocktail that features activated charcoal for a unique twist.


  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1 oz lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 oz orange liqueur
  • 1/2 oz agave syrup
  • 1/2 oz activated charcoal this gives the margarita its black color
  • Salt or sugar for the rim


  • First, prepare your glass by running a lime wedge around the rim and dipping it in salt or sugar.
  • In your shaker, combine tequila, lime juice, orange liqueur, agave syrup, and activated charcoal.
  • Add ice and shake well until the mixture is cold.
  • Strain the drink into your prepared glass.
  • Enjoy your Black Margarita.
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Black Margarita
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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