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An up close image of a salt-rimmed glass filled with Chispa Margarita. A bowl of salt sits next to the cocktail

Chispa Margarita

This San Antonio native is slick. Potent, but so tasty you don't mind it sneaking up on you.

Course Libations
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword cocktail, margarita, tequila
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 220 kcal
Author Marta Rivera


  • 3/4 cups (6 ounces) lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) orange juice freshly squeezed
  • 1-2 tablespoons agave sweetener (or simple syrup, recipe in notes)
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1/2 cup tequila blanco

Optional Garnishes

  • lime or orange wheels
  • sea salt for rimming the glasses


Prepare your Glasses

  1. Rub a lime half against the side of your cocktail glasses.

    Once the glass is wet, sprinkle coarse salt onto the moistened area. Set the glasses aside after they've been salted to allow them to dry.

Shake the Chispa Margaritas

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with the lime juice, orange juice, and agave sweetener to taste. 

  2. Add the ice and tequila to the sweetened juices in the cocktail shaker. 

  3. Put the cap on your shaker and shake vigorously until the shaker frosts over.

    Strain the chispa margarita mixture into your rimmed cocktail glasses. Taking care not to splash any on the salt rim.

  4. Garnish the glasses with decorative slices of limes and orange.

    Enjoy responsibly.

Recipe Notes

Substitute Agave Syrup with Simple Syrup:

Simple Syrup Recipe:

1/2 cup water
1/2 cup granulated sugar

  1. In a saucepan, stir together the water and sugar.
  2. Bring the mixture up to a boil over medium-high heat while stirring to dissolve the sugar crystals.
  3. Once the mixture boils, remove it from the heat and allow to cool before using it in the recipe.

Optional garnish:

  • Thinly slice a lime and an orange.
  • For each cocktail, fold two lime slices and one orange slice in half.
  • Thread the folded slices onto a cocktail pick, sandwiching the orange in the middle of the limes.
  • Prop the garnished cocktail picks on the side opposite the salted rim. 

Pitcher Chispas (for 6 or more servings):

3 cups lime juice
2 cups orange juice
1/2-1/2 cup agave syrup
4 cups ice
2 cups tequila blanco

  1. Combine the ingredients together in a tall pitcher.
  2. Stir vigorously to combine. 
  3. Serve in salt-rimmed glasses. 
Nutrition Facts
Chispa Margarita
Amount Per Serving
Calories 220 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 9mg0%
Potassium 222mg6%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 163IU3%
Vitamin C 56mg68%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.