How To Make a Cadillac Margarita

Cadillac Margarita Recipe

On the Rocks Margarita with Premium Tequila

I know it's going to be a good night when I can get my wife to drink a Cadillac Margarita. They're delicious, smooth and packed full of alcohol. This Margarita recipe is made without any mix. My feeling is mixes tend to ruin the drink. Also, I only serve margaritas over Ice. Never blended.

I call it a Cadillac margarita because it has four shots of premium alcohol in it and little fillers. Typically, this recipe is served in a 16 ounce glass where the glass is filled with ice before adding the drink.

Cadillac Margarita on the Rocks Recipe

Premium margaritas are made without margarita mix. Typically mixes are sweet syrp that destroys the taste. For the best margarita you've ever had follow this recipe.

In a glass or shaker, combine the following

2 shots of premium tequila (Patron Silver or Gold)

1 shot of Triple Sec

1 shot Grand Marnier

1 shot Roses lime

Steps: using a sponge dampen the rim of a glass and dip it in coarse salt. Add ice to the glass and add the tequila, Triple Sec, Grand Marnier, and Roses lime. Stir and serve.

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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

YUM! YUM! YUM! I have to try a margarita this way. Have you tried this putting it through a blender?

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Paul Edmondson 5 years ago from Burlingame, CA Author

I only serve them over ice. Be careful. These pack a punch.

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Gordon Hamilton 5 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

The first time I ever had a Margarita was in a town in the Czech Republic called Plzen. (The home of Pilsner beer.) It was not long after the fall of the Soviet bloc but we couldn't believe how this 19 year old girl who was the barmaid in our hotel spoke six languages, as well as being a mean mixer of drinks. She spoke English almost with a West London accent! The funny thing was, we only had British pounds and German marks but she told us we would have got a further one third discount if we could have paid in American dollars. It hardly mattered as the cost was minimal and almost embarassing - so she got a very good tip! :)

This is definitely the way to mix a Margerita, Paul. I've never forgotten that the simple way is often the best way.

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Simone Smith 5 years ago from San Francisco

Huh. I've never had a MArgarita before and I had no idea what is in them! Good to know!

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gredmondson 5 years ago from San Francisco, California

But, Paul, doesn't the ice dilute the drink fast? How about starting with very chilled ingredients?

I love the Latin music in the background! Are you musical?

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K9keystrokes 5 years ago from Northern, California

Love this recipe! Too often the mixes I pick up at the market are just a little "off" as far as fantastic margaritas go. Your use of the Premium (Patron Silver is my absolute favorite) turns the ordinary into something spectacular. I can't wait for the weekend to whip up a batch! Thanks for the fun and mood setting music as well.

(love the name of the production company BTW!)



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stephhicks68 5 years ago from Bend, Oregon

Love Margaritas on the Rocks and I have to agree, don't use pre-made mix! Bring on Cinco de Mayo! :)

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mathira 5 years ago from chennai

Sounds interesting.

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MM Del Rosario 5 years ago from NSW, Australia

Well maybe , I will try this on New Year's Eve... thanks for the recipe. Wishing you and the HubPages family a Happy and Safe New Year.

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CarltheCritic1291 5 years ago

Hey Paul, long time admirer, first time commenter, this is a great Hub, but I'm curious, and if you don't mind me asking, what camera did you use to film this? Voted Up, and Everything Else :)

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Paul Edmondson 5 years ago from Burlingame, CA Author

I shot it with an iphone.

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dungeonraider 5 years ago from United States

@Paul - awesome hub and useful for making REAL margaritas.

@gredmondson - we just assumed Paul has a full-time mariachi band that follows him around each day.

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CarltheCritic1291 5 years ago

@Paul: That's what I thought, just wanted to be sure thanks :)

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rebekahELLE 5 years ago from Tampa Bay

I love the opening sentence! That is a love potion you're mixing- enjoyed watching. I'll bookmark for future reference.. Maybe tonight. :))

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American_Choices 5 years ago from USA

When purchased in a restaurant, these are expensive. What a great way to save money and still have a delightful evening.

So your new video team is Handsome Paul?

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