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Limoncello Margarita

Limoncello Margarita

I would like to offer you a special drink recipe: a Limoncello Margarita. Combining the zesty flavor of limoncello with the traditional margarita flavors, this drink is a fun take on the classic margarita. For those who want to try something novel and revitalizing, it’s ideal. It’s a guest favorite because of the bright kick that the combination of lemon and lime provides.

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Limoncello, Margarita, Tequila
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 279kcal
Author: Paul Kushner
Enjoy the sweetness of Limoncello Margarita, combining margarita flavors with Italy's beloved limoncello. A perfect cocktail to brighten any occasion.



  • First, if you like, salt the rim of your margarita glass by rubbing a lime wedge around the edge and dipping it in salt.
  • In your cocktail shaker, combine the tequila, limoncello, lime juice, simple syrup, and ice.
  • Shake well until the outside of the shaker feels cold.
  • Strain the mix into your prepared glass.
  • Garnish with a lime or lemon wedge and enjoy.



Can I make it without tequila? Yes, for a non-alcoholic version, substitute the tequila with sparkling water or lemonade.
Is it very sweet? The drink has a balanced sweetness, but you can adjust the simple syrup to suit your taste.
Can I make it in a blender? Absolutely, blending it with ice makes a fantastic frozen Limoncello Margarita.


Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg
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Tasting Notes

The Limoncello Margarita has a delightful balance of sweet and tart. You’ll first notice the bold citrus flavor from the limoncello, followed by the tangy lime of the margarita. The tequila adds a smooth finish, making every sip an adventure. It’s like a sunny day in a glass, with a taste that dances on your tongue and leaves you wanting more.

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Pro Tips

  • Use high-quality ingredients for the best taste. Fresh lime juice makes a big difference.
  • Adjust the sweetness by adding more or less simple syrup according to your taste.
  • For an extra chill, you can also freeze your glass before serving.

When to Serve

The Limoncello Margarita is perfect for any occasion, especially during spring and summer months. It’s a great choice for outdoor parties, barbecues, or just relaxing on a sunny afternoon.

Which Liquor Brands to Choose

For tequila, I recommend using a Blanco for its clear, crisp taste. As for limoncello, choosing a brand from Italy will give you an authentic flavor. Brands like Patron for tequila and Villa Massa for limoncello are great options.

Similar Cocktails

If you love the Limoncello Margarita, here are five similar cocktails you might enjoy:

  1. Classic Margarita: Tangy lime meets smooth tequila, sweetened by triple sec, with a distinctive salty rim.
  2. Blue Raspberry Lemon Drop Martini: Sharp lemon zest harmonizes with vodka’s clarity, sweetened and served with blue raspberry.
  3. Tequila Sunrise: Sweet, citrusy layers of orange juice and tequila, crowned with a grenadine glow.
  4. Paloma: A refreshing tartness of grapefruit and lime, softened by tequila, with a fizzy soda lift.
  5. Classic Mojito: Crisp mint mingles with lime’s acidity, sweetened, and uplifted by sparkling soda and rum.


The Margarita has a rich history dating back to the 1930s, with many stories about its origin. The Limoncello Margarita adds a modern twist by incorporating limoncello, an Italian lemon liqueur, combining Mexican and Italian flavors in a delightful mix.

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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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