This delicious Cadillac Margarita recipe uses reposado tequila along with Grand Marnier to create the best Margarita!
What is a Cadillac Margarita? How is this different from a traditional margarita? In order for your beverage to be a traditional Cadillac Margarita there are two things you must have.
Two Things Every Cadillac Margarita Needs
The first, and most important, is the type of tequila you use when creating your margarita. This tequila is reposado tequila. Reposado means “rested” so these specific tequilas sit between 2 – 11 months in their barrels before being bottled and they have a darker hue because of this. This resposado tequila is different when compared to clear tequila that typically will only rest from 4 weeks to 2 months. A good rule of thumb is the darker the tequila is typically correlates with how long it has been aging.
The second ingredient that makes this recipe an authentic Cadillac Margarita is the orange liqueur, for this recipe I use Grand Marnier. There are a number of options when it comes to orange liqueur but in my personal opinion, it doesn’t get better than Grand Marnier. I have made this recipe with other popular orange liqueurs and can clearly tell the difference.
How to Make a Cadillac Margarita
Assemble your ingredients. For exact amounts please see recipe card below.
Use a lime wedge to wet the rim of your margarita glass, then dip the glass into a small bowl of kosher salt, sea salt, margarita salt or plain salt.
Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker over ice.
Shake, Shake, Shake.
Pour into your favorite margarita glass and enjoy! Don’t you just love these cactus margarita glasses?
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are a few frequently asked questions about these margarita cocktails.
Do I have to use Reposado Tequila? – In order for it to be an authentic Cadillac Margarita Reposado Tequila is needed, but I have to admit that I have also used this recipe with silver tequila and it also creates a tasty drink!
Are there any alternatives to using Triple Sec? Another option is Cointreau if you don’t have triple sec on hand.
Do I have to use simple syrup? As we all know this is essentially liquid sugar which can tend to add up when it comes to the calories in this recipe. In my opinion it really pulls this whole drink together and cuts the stronger flavoring you get from the tequila and Grand Marnier, but you do not have to use it and it would still make great Cadillac Margaritas.
Recipes to Pair with the Cadillac Margarita
Here are some great recipes to pair with the Cadillac Margarita, or pair with any of my Mexican recipes!
Mexican Corn Salad – This delicious Mexican Corn Salad recipe is the perfect side dish for any Mexican themed meal or as a cool side dish to a summer barbeque.
Taco Zucchini Boats – This delicious Taco Zucchini Boats recipe uses fresh zucchini stuffed with taco meat and all your favorite toppings.
Asadero Cheese and Steak Tacos – This Asadero Cheese and Steak Tacos recipe uses beef tenderloin, onions, poblano peppers, spices and a secret sauce on top of Mexican Asadero Cheese for a delicious, Tex-Mex Taco you will love!
Creamy Enchilada Crockpot Vegetarian Chili – This Creamy Enchilada Crockpot Vegetarian Chili recipe is the perfect vegetarian comfort food! This vegetarian crockpot recipe is easy and delicious!
Here’s the Recipe!
Cadillac Margarita Recipe
- 2 oz. Reposado Tequila
- 2 oz. Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
- 1 oz. Grand Marnier
- 1 oz. Triple Sec
- 1 oz. Simple Syrup
- Use a lime wedge to wet the rim of your margarita glass, then dip the glass into a small bowl of kosher salt, sea salt, margarita salt or plain salt.
- Combine all ingredients into a shaker with ice.
- Shake, Shake, Shake.
- Pour into your favorite margarita glass and enjoy!
Enjoy Responsibly. This post and recipe are intended for those of legal drinking age.