Whiskey Margaritas

Who doesn’t love a good margarita? This classic cocktail is the perfect blend of sweet, sour, and salty flavors. And while tequila is the usual base for this drink, there’s no reason why you can’t switch things up with a little whiskey.

In fact, Whiskey Margaritas are becoming more popular, presenting a delightful twist on the classic recipe. So, if you’re looking for a fun way to shake up your cocktail game, here’s everything you need to know about making whiskey margaritas at home.

Margarita made with Margarita mixer and Buffalo Trace Whiskey

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While margaritas are often enjoyed at bars and restaurants, making them at home can be a fun and rewarding experience. You can customize the drink to your taste, and it’s much more affordable than going out for cocktails.

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Ingredients For Whiskey Margaritas:

The recipe for whiskey margaritas is pretty simple. All you need are the following ingredients:

Margarita made with Margarita mixer and Buffalo Trace Whiskey

How To Make Whiskey Margaritas?

First, fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Next, add the lime juice, whiskey, and margarita mix. Close the shaker and shake well for about 10 seconds. Then, take a plate, spread the salt on it, and dip the rim of the glass in the salt to create a salt rim. Once you have rimmed your glass, add some ice to it before straining the cocktail from the shaker into your glass. Garnish with a slice of lime, and your whiskey margarita is all set!

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Variations For Whiskey Margaritas:

  • Spicy: Add a dash of Tabasco sauce or chili flakes to your cocktail shaker.
  • Herbal: Muddle one sprig of rosemary or thyme before you add the other ingredients.
  • Fruity: Blend some fresh berries or mango in with the lime juice before shaking all the ingredients together.

What Is The Best Whiskey For Margaritas?

Okay, let’s shake things up with a twist on the classic margarita. Instead of the usual tequila, we’re going to go bold and use whiskey for a totally unique flavor. Don’t worry if you’re not a whiskey lover, you can experiment with other bourbons too. How about giving Jameson Irish whiskey a go, or even a good old American favorite like Jack Daniels? As for me, I went with Buffalo Trace for this amazing cocktail. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed!

Margarita made with Margarita mixer and Buffalo Trace Whiskey

Whiskey margaritas are an excellent way to enjoy your whiskey in a refreshing way. By following the simple recipe above, you can create an exciting and unique cocktail in the comfort of your own home. Experiment with different variations and have fun with your whiskey margaritas. Trust us; it’s much more fun to be in control of your cocktails!

Unique Margaritas:

Margarita made with Margarita mixer and Buffalo Trace Whiskey

Whiskey Margaritas

Yield: 1 Margarita
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

We share our recipe for whiskey based margaritas, as well as some suggestions for whiskeys to experiment with.


  • 3 oz margarita mix
  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice the juice of half a lime


  1. Add all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with four to five ice cubes.
  2. Shake or stir ingredients for about five seconds, then strain into your cocktail glass.
  3. You can multiply the ingredients to make several cocktails at a time.
Nutrition Information
Yield 1 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 467Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 147mgCarbohydrates 120gFiber 1gSugar 113gProtein 1g

I am not a nutritionist. All nutrition values have been automatically generated. If you have questions, please have a professional look at the ingredients and help you with new values.

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