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Bourbon Margarita

5 from 1 vote

I want to tell you all about a cool drink called the Bourbon Margarita. It’s like a regular margarita, but with a twist because we use bourbon instead of tequila. This mix gives it a smooth, sweet taste with a little bit of citrus kick from the lime. It’s perfect for when you want something refreshing but also with a rich flavor. Trust me, once you try it, it’ll become one of your favorites.

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bourbon margarita

Bourbon Margarita

Prep Time: 4 minutes
5 from 1 vote
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bourbon, Margarita
Servings: 1 Drink
Author: Paul Kushner
The Bourbon Margarita is a special drink with a perfect balance of flavors. When you take a sip, you'll first notice the smooth, rich taste of bourbon. Then, the fresh lime juice adds a bright, tangy twist. The mix of sweet and sour from the orange liqueur makes every sip exciting.


  • 2 ounces of bourbon
  • 1 ounce of fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce of orange liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce of simple syrup
  • Lime wheel for garnish
  • Salt for the rim optional


  • First, if you like, salt the rim of your glass by rubbing a lime wedge around the edge and dipping it in salt.
  • Put ice into your cocktail shaker.
  • Add the bourbon, lime juice, orange liqueur, and simple syrup to the shaker.
  • Shake it well until everything is super cold.
  • Strain the drink into your prepared glass.
  • Garnish with a lime wheel to make it look fancy.
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Similar Cocktails

  1. Classic Margarita – The original tequila-based favorite.
  2. Whiskey Sour – Another whiskey classic, with lemon for tartness.
  3. Paloma – Swap bourbon for tequila and lime for grapefruit for a fruity twist.
  4. Old Fashioned – A bourbon drink with sugar and bitters for those who like it simple.
  5. Tequila Sunrise – For a sweeter, layered look with tequila, orange juice, and grenadine.

I hope you enjoy making and drinking this Bourbon Margarita as much as I do. It’s a great drink with a fun twist on a classic that’s sure to impress your friends or just make your day a little brighter. Cheers!

Please drink responsibly, be fully accountable with your alcohol consumption, and show others respect.

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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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