Cadillac Margarita Recipe

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Are you wanting to up your margarita game? Try this Cadillac Margarita recipe. This recipe uses the best ingredients for a smoother, sweeter and refreshing drink.

Cadillac Margarita Recipe

First things first, you must have a good quality tequila that you like. A reposado type tequila is preferable. To produce a reposado, tequila is aged in an oak barrel for up to a year. This brings out more of the agave flavor along with some caramelized flavors to make the tequila slightly sweeter. For this recipe, I used Reposado Herradura tequila. I like it for it’s cinnamon and vanilla notes.

This tequila is special to me because it’s the tequila that my husband and I enjoyed when we were on our honeymoon. Since our honeymoon, we have enjoyed many other reposado’s, but for this recipe, this is what we tend to use. The main ingredient that makes this margarita is the Grand Marnier.  This French made liqueur made with a Cognac brandy blend gives the Cadillac margarita it’s orange flavor.  To finish off the ingredients for this classic cocktail, you will need a juice from a half of a fresh lime and a half ounce of agave nectar.


This is such a great drink for fall, it’s slightly sweeter than a regular margarita and full of flavor.  Enjoy!

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Cadillac Margarita Recipe

  • Author: Elena
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


This Cadillac margarita recipe is used with the best ingredients for a smoother, sweeter and refreshing drink.



14 oz glass

course salt

2 oz. of tequila (herradura resposado)

1 oz. of Grand Marnier

.5 oz of agave syrup

1/2 of a fresh lime, juiced (est. 1 tablespoon)


Grab a 14oz short glass.

Rub a small amount of lime on the rim.

Dip the lime juiced rim into the course salt.

Pour 2 ounces of tequila in your glass.

Pour 1 ounce of Grand Marnier in your glass.

Pour the 1/2 ounce of fresh lime juice.

Stir well.

Add ice to your glass.



Wait a minute or so to enjoy your drink, it will take a minute for the tequila to open up so you can taste all the flavors.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: cadillac margarita recipe







I'm Elena, the driving spirit behind Savor Paradise, where the Culinary Travel Lifestyle meets unique Airbnb experiences. Join me in a flavorful journey, discovering exceptional recipes and hidden Airbnb gems, as we embrace the adventure of culinary travel.

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