A wonderful lemony margarita cocktail with Limoncello and lemon juice combined with tequila and orange liqueur. The Limoncello Margarita Cocktail has great pucker power!
I’m back with another favorite from the archives. Quite honestly I had a new cocktail to make but on top of gardening and deck building, this week I added food poisoning. I spent Easter Sunday in bed. Fun huh?
I’m also having a group of 15 Denver bloggers in my home tomorrow to share some tips on photographing cocktails. Bottom line? NO TIME!! So in keeping with the past couple of weeks, I’m again sharing this fantastic Limoncello Margarita from a few years ago.
I make no bones about my love for margaritas; the truth is I could start a new blog devoted to the margarita. There is something about tequila and citrus that just lends itself so beautifully to combinations with every fruit flavor under the sun. And I’ve done a lot of them; all starting with my eternal favorite, this basic but amazing BEST Margarita ever!
Despite the fact that today is a bit gloomy and cooler than I would love, I am swinging into summer mode and wanted to share this simple, light and really refreshing Limoncello Margarita with you . My inspiration was simple. I had a bottle of Limoncello. Really, that was it!
I usually love the margaritas I make; once you find a pattern that works, it’s hard to make a big mistake. I might be highly prejudiced though so have found a willing testing partner in my neighbor Amy.
I called to see if she wanted to come over and share and she called me back because she wanted to see if I wanted some of the pulled pork she had made for dinner. I didn’t know she was going to bring me soft tacos made with that pulled pork but I did not complain; how perfect was that timing?
I was SO ready for a real meal after being sick so we sat outside, enjoyed a cocktail (OK, OK…we each had two – the best sign of approval!) and I had the perfect meal to go with them. Which, by the way is why I’m writing this post this morning; I was filled with that warm glow from a great meal AND cocktail and just wanted to veg; can you blame me?
Though I typically try to keep a fair amount of both lemons and limes on hand, last night I had just enough lemon to make a concoction for the rim with salt, sugar and lemon zest so I reached into an old trick bag I have used before when I want to speed up the process a bit…lemonade concentrate.
My standard margarita requires a fair amount of time to develop it’s perfect flavor from fresh squeezed juices and zest but when in a pinch for time? I’ve often substituted limeade and lemonade for the fresh squeezed juice in that cocktail and it’s why I keep those handy…they worked beautifully again.
This Limoncello Margarita Cocktail is definitely one for the lemon lover. Where lime is most often the citrus used in margaritas, this cocktail is all lemon, all the time.
It’s so thoroughly drinkable that it could almost be confused with lemonade. I did say almost…be careful out there; it’s still better to sip this baby! You must try this one. It’s easy and the perfect end to a perfect day. Cheers!