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Limoncello Margarita (a Limoncello Cocktail)

  • Author: Azlin Bloor
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 1 1x


Limoncello margarita is a lemony, Italian take on that classic, sexy cocktail, made with tequila, limoncello and lemon juice.



  • 50ml (2 fl oz/2 parts) tequila
  • 50ml (2 fl oz/2 parts) limoncello
  • 25ml (1 fl oz/1part) lemon juice (or more, to taste)
  • simple syrup to taste (recipe below)
  • handful ice cubes
  • salt, sprinkled on a saucer
  • lemon slices for decorating the glass/drink

A cocktail shaker would be great, if not, just stir it all up well.

Simple Sugar Syrup

  • 200g/1 cup white sugar
  • 125ml/half cup water


  1. Run a lemon slice all around the rim of your glass.
  2. Dip the glass rim into the salt, coating well.
  3. Add the required amounts of tequila, limoncello, lemon juice and syrup into your shaker with about half a dozen ice cubes.
  4. Shake it all up really well.
  5. Taste, add more sugar and/or lemon juice if you think it needs it.
  6. Pour the margarita, minus the ice cubes, into your prepared glass, stick a lemon slice on and sip away!

Simple Sugar Syrup

  1. Place the water and sugar into a small pan and bring to a boil.
  2. Simmer for 10 minutes on the lowest heat to allow the flavours to develop and the syrup to thicken.
  3. Leave to cool, no need to place in the fridge.


Total time does not take into account the making of the simple syrup, which should be made, then cooled.

  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: Italian/Mexican Fusion


  • Calories: 152
  • Sugar: 18.3g
  • Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 18.5g

Keywords: tequila, margarita, limoncello, cocktails