Apple Lime Margarita Recipe

Tequila, fresh-squeezed lime juice, and pressed apple cider syrup is a cold-weather twist on this classic summer cocktail. Cider syrup will keep covered in the refrigerator for up to a month. Use any extra over pancakes, oatmeal, or ice cream.



For the Cider Syrup:

  • 2 cups fresh-pressed apple cider (not hard cider)

For the Margarita:

  • 2 limes
  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 ounce cider syrup
  • flaky sea salt, for sprinkling (optional)


For the Cider Syrup:

  1. Pour cider into a small saucepan and place over medium heat. Bring to a boil and cook until syrup is reduced by half, about 20 minutes. Set aside to cool completely.

For the Margarita:

  1. Squeeze the juice of 1 lime into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Add tequila and syrup and shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is beaded with sweat.
  2. Strain into an ice filled glass and garnish with a lime wedge. Sprinkle salt over the top if desired.