Italian Margarita Recipe

Posted in Classics, Liquers, Margaritas, Tequila on January 27, 2014

Italian Margarita

Italian Margarita Recipe

The Margarita is a drink which gives you a unique warm, fuzzy tropical feeling. It is one of the famous drinks in the world. There are many types of margarita available. The story of the day about the margarita is that it was invented by a bartender from Mexico named Don Carlos Orozco. He made this drink in the honor of German Ambassador’s daughter Margarita Henkel.  Whatever the origin story of the cocktail is, it has since then become a cocktail staple, and the popularity of the margarita remain intact to this day.

What is an Italian Margarita?

There are various version of margarita available in the world. This version, of course, is the most popular version of margarita in Italy and various parts of Europe. It is also steadily gaining popularity across the world as a classic of its own. There are some basic differences in the ingredient when making one as opposed to the classic version.  Almond liqueur is used in the recipe along with the tequila in order to make an exciting cocktail, and sweet and sour mix is added as well.  You can also garnish an Italian margarita with orange slices instead of lemon wedges, but above all, Tequila and almond liqueur are needed in order to make the Italian version of the margarita. It is similar to the classic recipe, and is mixed using sour and sweet mix, triple sec, and so on.


  • 15 ml (1/2 oz ) tequila
  • 30 ml of almond liqueur
  • 30 ml (2 oz) sour and sweet mix
  • 30 ml of fresh lime juice
  • 15 ml of triple sec liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • About 6 cubes of Crushed Ice
  • Orange wedge (if desired)

How to make the Italian Margarita?

  • Chill the glass in the freezer before the preparation of the drink for about 10 minutes.
  • The ice should be crushed in the mixer. You can take about 6 cubes in the blender in order to make the Italian margarita.
  • Add the tequila, almond liqueur, sour and sweet mix, triple sec liqueur in the mixer with the crushed ice.
  • The mixer should be shaken until the blend is mixed perfectly.
  • The chilled glass should be removed from the freeze.
  • Put lime juice and coarse salt in separate plates.
  • Dip the chilled glass first in the lime juices and then on the coarse salt.
  • Coarse salt should cover the rim of the glass.
  • Pour the margarita in the glass.
  • You can garnish it with an orange wedge and serve


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