Step up your margarita game with this Pink Cadillac Margarita with a Hibiscus Salt Rim.
Let’s break down this Pink Cadillac Margarita recipe from top to bottom!
After a couple of these cocktails, you will be thankful they are stemless.
- Easy to hold
- Heavy base for stability.
- And they look awesome!
What makes a great cocktail is great ingredients. Spend the extra few bucks and buy top-shelf. The reason why the “Cadillac Margarita” is named after the classy luxury brand car is that you are to use top-shelf liquors. All luxury baby!
Tequila has such a unique flavor and every brand tastes different. For our Cadillac Margaritas, I use Gran Patron Silver or Patron Silver.
Try a few brands to find your favorite.
The days of plain boring white kosher salt are gone with the wind. Gourmet salt and spices is a creative culinary dream of endless possibilities.
For the Pink Cadillac Margarita, I used this gorgeous hibiscus salt that is rich in color and texture to compliment the cocktail.
How to get the Salt to Stick to a Glass
- Rim your glass with a lime wedge by pressing down gently with enough pressure to release the juice from the lime wedge.
- Fill a shallow bowl with salt. Turn your glass upside down or roll one side of the glass in the salt.
- The salt will stick to the lime juice on the glass.
Sweet & Sour Mix
I used premade sweet & sour mix. A bottle will run you around $5 and you can find it in the mixer section of any liquor/grocery store.
However, if you want to make your own try this recipe
I typically use Ocean Spray’s Diet Cranberry Cocktail. Or I use Simply Cranberry Cocktail.
Triple Sec is an orange liqueur that is essentially vodka sweetened and infused with orange peels. You can swap out the Grand Marnier for Triple Sec Cointreau. Because this is a Cadillac Margarita we always reach for Grand Marnier. Grand Marnier is a blend of Cognac brandy, distilled essence of bitter orange, and sugar.
I love having extra lime wedges for my margaritas. I squeeze the lime wedge over my margarita and the juice floats on top. It is an extra flavor zing.
I have two types of ice in my freezer.
- The ice from my ice maker.
- A bag of ice from Chick-fil-A or Sonic fast-food restaurants. Both restaurants sell bags of there soft nugget ice even if it is not on the menu. Just ask!
Do not use nugget ice in a cocktail shaker. Use regular ice. The ice in your shaker is not the ice going into the margarita. When you shake your cocktail shaker the ice inside gets broken up. You will end up with a watered-down cocktail slush if you use the nugget ice.
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Pink Cadillac Margarita Recipe
Pink Cadillac Margarita
Top Shelf Margarita the Cadillac Margarita with cranberry juice.
- 1.5 oz Gran Patron Tequila
- 2 oz sweet and sour mix
- 1.5 oz cranberry juice
- 1 oz Grand Marnier
- 1/2 lime, juiced
- hibiscus salt garnish, optional
- lime wedge garnish
Rim glass with lime wedge then dip the glass into hibiscus salt. Fill glass with ice.
Add ice, tequila, sweet and sour mix, cranberry juice, Grand Marnier, juice from half a lime in a cocktail shaker.
Pour into glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.