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Bourbon Margarita

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.

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. 

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. 

Glassware

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Garnishes

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

  • Lime Wheel/Wedge
  • Mint
  • Salt/Sugar

More Bourbon Riffs on Classic Cocktails

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.

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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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