Simple Cadillac Margarita Recipe

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Simple Cadillac Margarita Recipe

Simple Cadillac Margarita Recipe

DaRecipeSimple Cadillac Margarita Recipe – During college, I paid the bills by working as a martini bartender at the local fancy hotel. By the time I graduated, I’d seen it all. I poured scotch for the bosses, cosmopolitans for their wives and pinot noir for the lushes. I made more money than any of my coworkers, which is why I became the lead bar keep. I made more money because I made drinks that people wanted to drink. A good mixologist is not a pretentious one, he is a public advocate. This drink made me more $20 tips than any other. I call it the Cadillac Margarita. You can drink this cocktail at a black tie affair, or pool side. If you were going to serve Donald Trump a margarita, this is what you are pouring

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  • 1 12 ounces tequila
  • 3 ounces prepared sweet-and-sour mix
  • 34 ounce triple sec
  • 34 ounce lime juice


  1. Shake tequila, triple sec, sweet and sour mix, and lime juice with ice.
  2. Pour over ice in salt-rimmed margarita glass.
  3. Float Grand Marnier on top. Garnish with slice of lime if desired.


In general, the margarita is not a light cocktail. You have to remember that it’s made mostly of liquor and that Grand Marnier is 80-proof, the same strength as the average tequila. In the proportions given in the recipe above, the Cadillac margarita has an alcohol content of around 27 percent ABV (54 proof).

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