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Grand Marnier Margarita

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


Class up your drink with this Grand Marnier margarita recipe! The flavor is full-bodied with a touch of sophistication. 


  • 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) best quality tequila reposado
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) Cointreau*
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) fresh lime juice
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) Grand Marnier
  • Kosher salt or flaky sea salt, for the rim
  • Ice, for serving (try clear ice)
  • For the garnish: Lime wedge


  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 flaky sea salt (or for a festive look, use our Margarita Salt).
  2. Place tequila, Cointreau and lime juice in a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir until cold.
  3. Strain the margarita into the glass with the salted rim. Add ice. Then carefully pour the Grand Marnier onto the top of the drink over the back of a spoon (float it!). Serve immediately.


*If all you have is Grand Marnier, simply substitute Grand Marnier for the Cointreau, and don’t do the final step of floating on top. 

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