The Cadillac Margarita is more or less a standard Margarita, but it has an extra little float of Grand Marnier on top to class it up. The orange-flavored cognac liqueur blends beautifully with the other flavors, and complements the standard triple sec.
To make a Cadillac Margarita, you start out by making a classic Margarita: add tequila (blanco or reposado, typically), triple sec (Cointreau if you want to be fancy, which you probably do if you're making this in the first place), and fresh-squeezed lime juice to a shaker with ice and shake until chilled, then strain into a Margarita glass or cocktail glass.
For the float, gently pour a bit of Grand Marnier into the drink over a barspoon. This will keep it on the surface of the cocktail, and give it that classic Cadillac Margarita taste on the first sip.
Cadillac Margarita Ingredients
|2 oz Tequila|
|1 oz triple sec|
|1 oz Lime juice|
|Float Grand Marnier|
How to make a Cadillac Margarita
- Shake tequila, triple sec, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Strain into salt-rimmed Margarita glass.
- Float Grand Marnier on top.
- Garnish with lime wedge (optional).