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Pumpkin Spice Margarita Recipe

Here's What You Get When You Add Pumpkin Spice to a Margaritas

Pumpkin spice and tequila certainly sound like odd bedfellows, but hear me out. The key to making this seasonal spin on the margarita work is using the right tequila for the task at hand: richer reposado tequila instead of clean and clear blanco. This aged tequila is earthy enough to hold up to the warm spices and nutty gourd but is still light and bright enough that it doesn't overpower the lime and orange liqueur.

Pumpkin Spice Margarita

Adapted from Camarena Tequila

Pumpkin Spice Margarita Recipe


  1. The juice of 1/2 a lime, plus a wedge and a wheel for garnish
    Kosher salt, for the rim
    2 ounces reposado tequila, such as Camarena
    2 ounces homemade pumpkin spice syrup
    1/2 ounce orange liqueur, such as Cointreau


  1. Rub the lime wedge around the rim of an old-fashioned glass, and dip the rim into a saucer filled with kosher salt.
  2. Add the tequila, pumpkin spice syrup, and orange liqueur to an ice-filled cocktail shaker, and shake until chilled. Strain into the salt-rimmed glass and top off with ice; garnish with the lime wheel.
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