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Here’s how to make a Casamigos margarita: a spin this classic cocktail using the smoothest tequila around!

Casamigos margarita
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Got a bottle of Casamigos tequila? The best way to drink it is sipping it neat, of course. But the next best way is the Casamigos Margarita! The extra smooth tequila makes one killer margarita, with hints of vanilla and caramel on finish. All you need are orange liqueur and lime juice to make the most balanced, tangy sweet and salty cocktail you’ve ever had.

Ingredients in a Casamigos margarita

The margarita is a classic cocktail invented in Mexico in the 1930’s, and it remains one of the most popular cocktails of all time. A Classic Margarita has just 3 ingredients: tequila, triple sec and lime juice. The Casamigos margarita uses Casamigos tequila, and the mixture of zingy, sweet and salty is a truly spectacular pairing with the ultra-smooth tequila. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Casamigos tequila: we like their Tequila Reposado best, but it works with Tequila Blanco
  • Cointreau or Triple Sec
  • Lime juice
  • Kosher salt or flaky salt, for the rim
Casamigos Tequila

More about Casamigos

The Casamigos brand of tequila launched in 2013 by George Clooney and nightclub owner Rande Gerber on a quest to make the “best tasting, smoothest tequila.” On the whole, they’ve achieved that with the brand, which was bought by Diageo in 2017 for nearly a billion dollars.

Casamigos tequila is on the sweet side for a tequila, with notes of vanilla on the finish. The Casamigos Tequila Resposado is our favorite: 7 months of aging give it complex notes of oak and tropical fruit, which make for an interesting margarita.

Step it up: clear ice & a salt rim

The Casamigos margarita, like any margarita, requires a salt rim for the best pop of flavor. (What’s a margarita without salt, anyway?) But want to make the best presentation? Add clear ice! Here’s what to know:

  • Clear ice is crystal clear ice made in large blocks or chunks (contrast it with cloudy ice from an ice maker). It’s what bars use to make drinks look fancy.
  • You can make clear ice at home! Use this Clear Ice Tutorial, using a small cooler or a clear ice tray.
Casamigos Margarita

Serve a crowd: the Casamigos margarita pitcher

If you’re entertaining, shaking up drinks to order can take all night. The solution? Try a Casamigos margarita pitcher! For 8 servings, place the following in a pitcher:

  • 1 ½ cups Casamigos Tequila
  • 1 cup Cointreau or Triple Sec
  • ¾ cup lime juice
  • 3 handfuls ice

Stir it together, and you’ve got 8 drinks in 5 minutes! Make sure to add the exact amount of ice: it dilutes the drinks just enough.

Casamigos Margarita

More tequila cocktails for Casamigos

Outside of sipping on it neat, Casamigos is great in any tequila cocktail! Here are some favorites:

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Casamigos margarita

Casamigos Margarita

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


Here’s how to make a Casamigos margarita: a spin this classic cocktail using the smoothest tequila around!


  • 1 ½ ounces* Casamigos Tequila Reposado or Casamigos Tequila Blanco
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • ¾ ounce fresh lime juice
  • Kosher salt or flaky sea salt, for the rim
  • For the garnish: Lime wedge
  • Clear ice, for serving


  1. Cut a notch in a lime wedge, then run the lime around the rim of a glass. Dip the edge of the rim into a plate of the salt.
  2. Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with 4 ice cubes and shake until cold.
  3. Strain the margarita into the glass with the salted rim. Fill the glass with clear ice and serve.
  4. Pitcher (8 servings): Place 1 ½ cups Casamigos tequila, 1 cup Cointreau or Triple Sec, and ¾ cup lime juice in a pitcher. Add 3 handfuls ice and stir until cold.


*To convert to tablespoons, 1 ounce = 2 tablespoons

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegan

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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