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Devil’s Margarita

a devil's margarita with a salt rim

The traditional margarita features a twist that is both sinister and intriguing. The Devil’s Margarita differs from other margaritas by adding red wine for depth and richness. A visually attractive drink with an outstanding flavor character results from this uncommon mix. It surprises and thrills with every taste, making it a favorite of mine as a bartender who loves to experiment.

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Tasting Notes

The Devil’s Margarita strikes a wonderful harmony between the flavors of sweet, acidic, and fruity ingredients. Because of the lime juice and simple syrup, the base of the drink is refreshing and zesty, while the tequila contributes a smooth and slightly earthy foundation to the drink. This is where the real kicker comes from: the float of red wine on top, which provides a taste of berry and a touch of tannin that enhances the flavor of the drink. Combining these ingredients results in a cocktail that is not only complex but also refreshing and wonderfully balanced.

Equipment and Glassware

To make a Devil’s Margarita, you’ll need a few basic tools:

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ ounces of tequila
  • 1 ounce of lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • ½ ounce of simple syrup
  • ½ to ¾ ounce of red wine (something with a bit of body and fruitiness works best)

Instructions

  1. Begin by rimming your glass with salt, if desired. Do this by running a lime wedge around the edge and dipping it into salt.
  2. In your cocktail shaker, combine the tequila, lime juice, and simple syrup with ice. Shake well until chilled.
  3. Strain the mixture into your prepared glass filled with fresh ice.
  4. Carefully pour the red wine over the back of a spoon to float it on top of the tequila mix.
  5. Garnish with a lime wheel, and enjoy.
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Pro Tips

  • The best flavor comes from using high-quality tequila. A blanco or reposado is an excellent choice.
  • If you want your lime juice to have a flavor that is bright and fresh, make sure it is freshly squeezed.
  • In order to preserve the lovely layering effect, it is important to pour the wine gently and steadily as you are floating it.

When to Serve

When it comes to Halloween parties, themed gatherings, or any other occasion that calls for something a little bit bold and different, the Devil’s Margarita is the perfect drink to serve. Additionally, it is an excellent option for summer evenings when you are in the mood for a drink that is not just sophisticated but also refreshing.

Which Liquor Brands to Choose

When it comes to tequila, it is advisable to take into consideration brands such as Espolòn Blanco or Don Julio Reposado because they possess flavors that are clean and sharp, allowing them to blend effectively without dominating the other components. When it comes to the red wine, a Cabernet Sauvignon or a Merlot that has qualities of fruitiness and a medium body, such as those in Robert Mondavi or Apothic Red, will be an excellent choice to compliment the cocktail.

Similar Cocktails

  • Tommy’s Margarita: A refreshing twist on the classic, featuring agave nectar instead of orange liqueur for a smoother, purer tequila taste.
  • Lavender Margarita: Elegant and aromatic, this cocktail combines lavender syrup with traditional margarita ingredients for a floral, sophisticated sip.
  • Watermelon Margarita: Juicy and refreshing, this version blends fresh watermelon with lime and tequila for a sweet, summery refreshment.
  • Peach Basil Margarita: A unique mix of muddled peaches and basil with tequila and lime, offering a savory-sweet flavor profile perfect for summer.
  • New York Sour: a bold, layered cocktail that marries citrusy brightness with rich, fruity depth.
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History

The Devil’s Margarita is a contemporary masterpiece that came into being when bartenders and mixologists started experimenting with traditional cocktails in order to provide customers with new sensations. There is a certain amount of mystery around its beginnings; yet, it is an excellent example of the tendency of blending conventional components with surprising twists. The drink received a lot of attention very quickly due to the spectacular look and distinctive flavor profile that it possessed.

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a devil's margarita with a salt rim

Devil’s Margarita

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 2 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: devils margarita, Lime Juice, red wine, Simple Syrup, Tequila
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Experience the audacious Devil's Margarita, an innovative concoction of tequila, citrus, simple syrup, and a float of red wine that harmoniously harmonizes flavors.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ ounces of tequila
  • 1 ounce of lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • ½ ounce of simple syrup
  • ½ to ¾ ounce of red wine (something with a bit of body and fruitiness works best) but feel free to use your favorite!

Instructions

  • Begin by rimming your glass with salt, if desired. Do this by running a lime wedge around the edge and dipping it into salt.
  • In your cocktail shaker, combine the tequila, lime juice, and simple syrup with ice. Shake well until chilled.
  • Strain the mixture into your prepared glass filled with fresh ice.
  • Carefully pour the red wine over the back of a spoon to float it on top of the tequila mix.
  • Garnish with a lime wheel, and enjoy.
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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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