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Mar 6, 2015

Italian Margarita

Italian Margarita from Karen's Kitchen Stories

My new favorite cocktail is this Italian Margarita. 

It is a combination of tequila and lime, with a combination of Italian liqueurs (Aperol and Luxardo) to substitute for the triple sec. 

Aperol is an Italian light herbal aperitif with a light alcohol content. 

Luxardo cherry liqueur has been produced in Italy since the early nineteenth century. 

The resulting cocktail is fruity fresh, with a little bit of bitterness, but not too much. It's very easy to drink, yet herbal and not overly sweet. 

For another Italian twist on a margarita, try the limoncello margarita too

Italian Margarita


1 1/2 ounces tequila blanco
1 ounce Aperol
!/2 ounce cherry liqueur, such as Luxardo
The juice of a lime
Lemon twist to garnish


  1. Add the tequila, Aperol, cherry liqueur, and lime juice to an ice filled shaker. 
  2. Shake the ingredients for about 30 to 60 seconds, until fully chilled. 
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 
  4. Garnish with a lemon twist. 

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  1. This is my first time i visit here and I found so many interesting stuff in your blog especially it's discussion, thank you. Sports Huevos

  2. Yum!!! I would love it if you link this up to Tipsy Tuesday at Grey is the New Black!

  3. Oh this sounds delicious!! I'm always looking for new margarita recipes!! I have a linkup every Thursday called Thursty Thursday. I would love it if you would link up with us!! This is perfect!

  4. Making this tonight!!

  5. This was delicious. My husband and I have been making a different cocktail every Friday and Saturday night for about six months and we both agree this is in our top five.

    1. Thanks! It's just about cocktail hour here. I might have to re-visit it!


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