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Two sugar-rimmed Jamaica Margarita cocktails in old-fashioned glasses

Jamaica Lime Margarita

Agua fresca gets a little help from high-quality tequila in this adult version of the cool, Mexican drink.

Course Drinks, Libations
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword jamaica, margarita, tequila
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 225 kcal
Author Marta Rivera

Ingredients

Sugar Rim

  • 1 lime cut in wedges
  • 2 tablespoons raw cane sugar or rimming salt (or 1 tbsp salt and 1 tbsp cane sugar mixed)

Jamaica Lime Margarita

  • ice
  • 3 ounces (1/3 cup) tequila blanco
  • 1 ounce (4 1/2 tablespoons) lime juice or triple sec
  • 2 tablespoons agave syrup or similar sweetener, or to taste
  • 8 ounces (1 cup) jamaica tea chilled

Instructions

Rim the Glasses

  1. Use the wedge of one lime to moisten the rim of your cocktail glass. Dip the rim of the glass into either the sugar or the salt (or both). Repeat with the second glass.

    Set the glasses aside to dry. Use the remaining wedges as garnish.

Prepare the Jamaica Lime Margaritas

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice.

  2. Add the tequila, agave (or other sweetener), lime juice, and jamaica to the cocktail shaker. 

  3. Cap the cocktail shaker and shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker frosts over.

  4. Add a large ice cube or two to your rimmed glasses before pouring the Jamaica Lime Margarita into the glasses.

  5. Serve immediately and enjoy responsibly!

Recipe Notes

Pitcher Jamaica Lime Margaritas (serves 12):

  • 2 cups tequila blanco
  • 3/4 cup agave syrup
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 4 cups jamaica tea

      Combine all of the ingredients with a whisk in a large pitcher (mind that the jamaica may stain porous containers like plastic). Fill the pitcher with a handful ice and serve immediately in sugar (or salt) rimmed, ice-filled old-fashioned glasses. 

Nutrition Facts
Jamaica Lime Margarita
Amount Per Serving
Calories 225 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 34mg1%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.