This Cilantro Margarita has a little twist on it. With super fresh ingredients it is perfect for Cinco de Mayo, a neighborhood BBQ or just a girls night on the back porch. I know you are going to love it.
The main ingredients we are going to use in this cocktail are tequila, lime juice, homemade simple syrup, cilantro, kosher salt, and ice. We’re going to keep it clean and keep our ingredients fresh and to a minimum. First we are going to select our glass and use a little bit of the lime to coat the edge of the glass. If you prefer no salt, but the best way to rim the glass is to use a little bit of the lime to moisten the edge and use kosher salt.
I only like a little bit of salt, so what I prefer to do is dab on a little tiny bit. Next pick off some of the cilantro leaves and place them in the glass. I know cilantro can go either way – you either love it or you hate it, but I happen to love it, so any time I can get fresh cilantro from the farmer’s market, I go ahead and grab it and make as many things as I can. I love it with tacos, guacamole, really anything. Even when we go get sushi I ask them if they have any cilantro – if they have it I just tell them to add it any roll they can!
After you add the lime and cilantro muddle then together. The juice of the lime will help mix that up. Muddle it and then add the lime juice. I always prefer to use fresh squeezed and natural, but if you can’t, the Key Lime very tasty.
A little bit of simple syrup just in to add a little bit of sweetness, then tequila and add in ice. Once you add your ice, stir and top it off with a sliced lime wedge.
I love the bright lime that makes it a little sour, and the cilantro. It’s a lot of cilantro flavor but not too much. Then a little bit of simple syrup makes it a little bit sweet, but honestly, you could do without that. Just depends on how you like your cocktails.
THE CILANTRO MARGARITA RECIPE
lime wedge, to muddle and as garnish
1 ounce lime juice
1/4 cup cilantro leaves
1.5 ounces tequilla
1 ounce simple syrup
Moisten the outside edge of the glass with a lime wedge, dip in kosher salt to edge with salt. Place wedge in glass with cilantro leaves and muddle together to break down the cilantro leaves. Add lime juice, simple syrup, tequilla and ice. Stir together to combine.
Garnish with lime wedge and serve very cold.
Makes one cocktail.
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54 Replies to “The Tastiest Cilantro Margarita”
This. Looks. AMAZING! I must share with the fiance ASAP and make these with tacos or something…looks so fab.
Share away Erica!
Lime and cilantro are two flavors that go hand in hand in my book, but I wouldn’t have thought of combining them in a Margarita in a million years! I would love to try this!
Martin – you will love it ! Let me know what you think!
CIlantro seems to be one of those herbs that people either really really like, or really really hate. I am Team Cilantro all the way!!
You can be on my team anyday Bobbi!
I don’t think I’ve ever had cilantro in a cocktail, and now I’m feeling like I’ve been deprived. It sounds so bright and green! I’m so going to try this.
LOL – no time like the present to make up for lost time Joy!
This looks and sounds delicious! There’s something refreshing about cilantro in my beverage.
IN your beverage… on your plate. It is a super fresh herb!
Love your pics! Makes the margarita looks so appetizing! I have never had one with cilantro but this recipe looks yummy!
Nadeen – I am the same way actually but this one is so fresh, I love it!
Love, love, love the idea of adding cilantro! While it can de divisive, no doubt it adds a pop!
This looks so yummy. I have never thought about using cilantro in a drink before 🙂
Yes Heather – I love to infuse herbs into lots of drinks!
I’m not a big drinker, but this looks delicious and refreshing!!
Its is actually a good sipping cocktail as well!
I never made margaritas at home. I think after reading this post I need to start!
Aimee – they are super fast and easy once you have the ingredients – FRESH lime is the key.
These look so delicious! My mom and I will do these for our next summer cookout! Once summer finally decides to come…
Melanie ~ They will be right at home at a summer cookout!
I would never have thought to make a cilantro margarita, but it sounds so yummy on a warm day!
Warm. Cold. They are always good Paris!!
I love all Margaritas and can’t wait to try this with the cilantro growing in my garden. Looks delicious.
Then you are in luck! I love to grow all kinds of herbs but this one continues to elude me…
Thanks for the beautiful drink recipe. I’m going to add it to my Cinco party! tweeted and shared!
Ali – your guests will love it!
Oooh this looks so refreshing!I love cilantro and its right up my alley 🙂 Cannot wait to try!
Soni – please let me know what you think!
That’s such a cool spin on the herb!
Thank you Sarah!
I love that you added cilantro to your margarita! What a great idea!
Whenever I can find an opportunity to add cilantro I do!
I love margaritas. I love cilantro. I have NEVER had a margarita with cilantro in it! It makes so much sense, why isn’t this more of a thing?! I’m going to challenge the bartender wherever I am on Cinco de Mayo to make me “the tastiest” cilantro marg…although I bet it won’t compare to yours!
LOL!! I bet it won’t either Shaina!!
How simple and tasty! I love margaritas! <3
Denise – then you will love this one! Super easy and tasty!
So interesting and different!
Yes – but you will LOVE it!
How beautiful and refreshing.
Perfect to serve with all your Cinco de Mayo dishes!
Cilantro + margarita = love it!!!!! I’m a huge fan of both and I would never have tried this until now! Looks wonderful!
Valerie you have to and let me know what you think!
What a terrific twist on my favorite cocktail! Your photos are fabulous!!
Great drink and awesome video!
The perfect cross between a mojito and margarita using cilantro instead of mint. Genius
I KNOW this one is good ! 😉
this sound really refreshing!
Gaila – wait until you try it!
Best way to sip on the wonderful flavor of cilantro!
Renee – I love cilantro and am always in search of new recipes!
Beautiful photos, Krayl! Your drink sounds so refreshing!
Cindy thank you! It’s a perfect sipping drink!