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The Mariano Margarita

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  • Brief Description

    Signature cocktail from Mariano Martinez, the Dallas restauranteur who made frozen margaritas popular. Owner of La Hacienda Ranch and Mariano's Hacienda.

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  • Category:  Alcoholic

  • Cuisine:  Mexican

  • Prep Time:  6 min(s)

  • Cook Time:  0 min(s)

  • Recipe Type:  Public

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  • Posted By:  chcarr

  • Posted On:  Oct 19, 2023

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  1. 2 1/2 ounces - Tequila
  2. 3/4 ounces - Cointreau
  3. 2 drops - Agave Nectar
  4. 1 ounces - Lime Juice Fresh squeezed
  5. 1 pints - Glass of cubed ice
  6. - Kosher coarse salt as needed


On a cutting board, roll 2 whole limes back and forth using the palm of your hand. Cut the limes in half and hand squeeze 1 oz. of lime juice into a measuring cup.

Fill a 14-ounce Sorgente glass with ice. Salt the rim. Add 2.5 ounces of Don Julio Reposado tequila into a shaker. Add 1ounce of fresh lime juice. Add 2 drops of Agasweet agave nectar. Add 3⁄4 ounce Cointreau.

Shake mixture exactly 13 times in shaker tin. Pour mixture into the glass. Serve with a 6-inch straw.


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