Margaritas

Grand Marnier Margarita

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 servings
3 — Votes 2 votes

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Swapping Grand Marnier for the traditional triple sec, this margarita puts a spicier spin on the classic margarita with a more complex depth of flavor. 

Two cocktail glasses with Grand Marnier margaritas on the rocks with salt on a gold and white circle plate with a bottle of Grand Marnier behind them surrounded by lime wedges and ice cubes on a rose pink surface.

Margarita Recipe with Grand Marnier 

Y’all. This margarita is special. We’ve taken out the more traditional triple sec and replaced it with Grand Marnier which adds a deep complexity of flavor to the margarita. The spices from the brandy warm your taste buds and the vanilla notes really work in true harmony with the tang of the lime juice. It’s a must-try! 

If you aren’t familiar with Grand Marnier, it is a French liqueur that is made from Cognac brandy and distilled essence of bitter orange. So, it is essentially triple sec blended with cognac, which results in a warm, spiced liqueur.  

Grand Marnier Margarita Ingredients 

Grand Marnier margarita ingredients on a gray and white marble surface.

For two servings of this Grand Marnier margarita, you’ll need:

  • ½ cup of tequila
  • ⅓ cup of Grand Marnier
  • ¼ cup of lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon of agave

To scale up to make a pitcher (8 servings) of this Grand Marnier margarita, you’ll need:

  • 2 cups of tequila
  • 1⅓ cups of Grand Marnier
  • 1 cup of lime juice
  • 4 tablespoons of agave

While Grand Marnier is what really makes this Grand Marnier margarita, you can certainly substitute another liqueur. If you don’t have Grand Marnier on hand, you can substitute with ¼ cup of triple sec. 

How to Make a Margarita with Grand Marnier

The process of mixing up this delightful beverage is so easy. Here’s what you’ll do:

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  1. Combine ingredients – add all of the ingredients to a mason jar or shaker and stir or shake to combine.
  2. Chill – chill the mixture in the fridge (if you’re making it ahead of time) for 2 hours.
  3. Serve and enjoy – garnish your glass with a slice of lime and a salted rim, serve over ice, and enjoy!

How to Serve the Best Margarita with Grand Marnier

This margarita is delicious alongside classic chips, guacamole, and barbacoa tacos. I know this sounds a little less obvious, but because of the rich spices and warm notes of flavor Grand Marnier brings to the mix, it is also super tasty with a slice of strawberry yogurt pie or chocolate strawberry truffles

Grand Marnier margarita on the rocks in a cocktail glass with flake sea salt rim garnished with 2 slices of lime on a rose pink surface with a plate of margs and Grand Marnier bottle in the background.

To store your Grand Marnier margarita, pour it into a covered container and place it in the fridge for up to 5 days. 

Grand Marnier margaritas will have the brightest flavor from the fresh lime juice the day they are prepared but are good for up to 5 days in the fridge. 

Top down view of Grand Marnier margaritas garnished with 2 slices of limes, a Grand Marnier Bottle, and a saucer with sea salt with a copper spoon on a pink blush surface with squeezed lime wedges, sea salt flakes, and ice cubes on the table.
Side view of blood orange margarita in a glass with white etching garnished with a salt and pepper rim plus a wedge of blood orange and two slices of lime.

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Margarita with Grand Marnier

By: Cassy Joy Garcia
3 — Votes 2 votes
Prep Time: 5 mins
Servings: 2 servings
Swapping Grand Marnier for the traditional triple sec, this margarita puts a spicier spin on the classic margarita with a more complex depth of flavor.

Ingredients  

  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 1/3 cup Grand Marnier
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon agave

Instructions

  • Add all of the ingredients in a mason jar or shaker and stir or shake to combine.
  • Chill the mixture in the fridge (if you’re making ahead of time) for 2 hours
  • Garnish your glass with a slice of lime and a salted rim, serve over ice, and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts
Margarita with Grand Marnier
Amount per Serving
Calories
354
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
0.2
g
0
%
Sodium
 
4.1
mg
0
%
Carbohydrates
 
31.3
g
10
%
Fiber
 
0.1
g
0
%
Sugar
 
28.4
g
32
%
Protein
 
0.1
g
0
%
Vitamin C
 
12
mg
15
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Recipe Notes

To scale up to make a pitcher:
  • 2 cups tequila
  • 1 ⅓ cups Grand Marnier
  • 1 cup lime juice
  • 4 tablespoons agave
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Cassy Joy Garcia

HOWDY! I’m Cassy Joy and I am just so happy you’re here. I’m the founder, Editor-in-Chief, and Nutrition Consultant here at Fed and Fit. What started as a food blog back in 2011 has evolved now into so much more.
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