Summer Drinks: Cilantro-Laced Margaritas

If you’re an avid drinker of cocktails (and fucking duh of course you are), you’re all about using herbs to freshen up an otherwise dull drink. Mint with mojitos is a must; gin fizzes with rosemary are amazing; and spiked lemonade with thyme is a fantastic way to beat the heat. So why should our fav Mexican friend, cilantro, be left out?

Sipping on a mixture of tequila, triple sec, salt, and sugar shouldn’t end there – we say, make that shit festive with some pretty green cilantro leaves and an herby undertone for a more sophisticated margarita.


  • 1 ½ oz tequila (use a white tequila – or blanco – from 100% agave or whatever be classless and use Jose)
  • 1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ oz Cointreau or Triple Sec
  • 1 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 1 sprig cilantro
  • Salt for rimming the glass

Place the salt in a shallow dish. Moisten the rim of your margarita glass then dip in the salt. Fill the glass with ice, then add all of the ingredients except the cilantro sprig, stirring a few times until all the ingredients are friends. Stick in the cilantro sprig and bask in your herbal alcohol.


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