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Bourbon Margarita

Best Bourbon Margarita Recipe. Try this mouthwatering riff on a classic. The Bourbon Whiskey Margarita is what real bourbon drinkers drink on Cinco de Mayo. Also known as the Kentucky Margarita.

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For true bourbon aficionados, the Bourbon Margarita is the perfect way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. This twist on a classic cocktail will tantalize your taste buds with a truly mouthwatering margarita flavor.

The Kentucky Margarita, as it’s also known, is a must-try for those who love their bourbon.

When searching for Mexican drinks with bourbon whiskey came up short I threw together a riff on the classic margarita. A classic margarita made with bourbon. And you know what? It turned out pretty damn good.  A Whiskey Margarita and Tacos are now my Tuesday Ritual. 

Bourbon Margarita

Ingredients for a Whiskey Margarita

Everything you need for this 3-ingredient margarita.

  • Bourbon – For the bourbon, I chose 1792 Small Batch. It is 93 Proof and stands up well to the lime and agave flavors. 
  • Fresh Squeezed Lime – Freshly squeezed citrus is key to any cocktail. It gives the cocktail a fresh light airiness to it. Processed juices are too heavy. 
  • Agave Syrup
  • Garnishes – Mint, lime wedge or wheel, salt, or sugar. 

How to Make a Bourbon Margarita

  • First, fill your shaker with ice.
  • Add the Bourbon, Lime, and Agave syrup then shake vigorously. 
  • Next, add crushed ice to your glass and strain the bourbon whiskey margarita into the glass. 
  • Add your garnish of choice and serve. 


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Garnishes for a Bourbon Margarita

Here is a list of recommended garnishes. Use individually or a combination. 

  • Lime Wheel/Wedge
  • Mint
  • Salt/Sugar

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Bourbon Margarita Recipe

Bourbon Margarita

Bourbon Margarita

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

A traditional Margarita with bourbon instead of tequila.


  • 2 oz. Bourbon
  • 1 oz. Lime Juice
  • 1 oz. Agave Syrup
  • Mint, Lime, or Salt for garnish


  1. Add all ingredients to an ice-filled shaker; shake.
  2. Strain into a glass with crushed ice; garnish
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 260Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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