What is a Top Shelf Margarita recipe?


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The Top Shelf Margarita Grande recipe calls for lime zest, salt, lime wedge, top-shelf tequila, orange-flavored liqueur, lime juice and ice cubes. A cocktail shaker and drink glass will also be needed to complete the recipe.

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Top Shelf Margarita Grande

The type of tequila and orange-flavored liqueur is done for taste. The recipe recommends both Cuervo Gold and Grand Marnier, but these are not required. This recipe makes one drink. Simply increase the ingredients to make more. The lime juice can be increased or decreased as needed in the recipe.

Prep time: 5 min.

Total time: 5 min.


  • Finely grated lime zest
  • Coarse kosher salt
  • Lime slice or wedge
  • 2 ounces top-shelf tequila, such as Cuervo Gold
  • 1 ounce orange-flavored liqueur, such as Grand Marnier
  • 1 1/2 ounces lime juice, more or less to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups ice cubes
  1. In a small bowl mix the salt and lime zest. Use the lime wedge to wet the rim of the glass by sliding it around the circumference. Turn glass over and press into the salt mixture to coat, then set aside.
  2. Using the cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the alcohol and the lime juice. Shake until the drink is chilled. Pour into the glass and serve.
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