Calamansi Margaritas Recipe

Did you know that margaritas are the most popular cocktail in America?  Try a calamansi margarita for a tropical twist on this classic favorite.  The tartness of the calamansi juice adds a bright kick.  Try pairing this cocktail with grilled seafood or your favorite spicy dish. If you prefer a frozen margarita, toss the ingredients in a blender with the ice instead! 

This recipe makes two servings, but feel free to double or triple the recipe as needed, especially if blending.


  • 3 oz tequila blanco
  • 1 ½ oz calamansi juice, fresh squeezed
  • 1 ½ oz agave syrup (or simple syrup)
  • 1 oz orange liqueur (such as triple sec or Cointreau)
  • 1 oz lime juice, fresh squeezed
  • Coarse salt or sugar, for rim
  • Calamansi slices, for garnish


  1. Fill a shaker with ice. Add tequila, calamansi and lime juices, agave syrup, and orange liqueur and shake well.
  2. Place salt or sugar on a plate slightly larger than the rim of your glasses.  Rub one of the squeezed calamansi halves over the rim of your glasses, then dip in the salt mixture to coat rim.
  3. Add ice to two glasses and pour mixture over. Garnish with calamansi slices and enjoy!