With lime prices skyrocketing this year, it may be time to look into alternatives to the classic, lot-o-fresh-lime margarita. But if you’re not ready for a complete cocktail overhaul, this easy peasy margarita that uses a refreshing combo of sparkling limeade, tequila and Cointreau just may be the answer!
Easy Peasy Margaritas
Preparation Time: 1 minute
Make: 1 cocktail
Despite the tequila pictured, I wouldn’t go top shelf with your selection here — just something 100% agave! Hornitos, 1800 and El Jimador are a few of my faves.
- 1 ounce (28 grams or 2 tablespoons) tequila
- 1⁄2 ounce (14 grams or 1 tablespoon) Cointreau
- 6 ounces (170 grams or 3⁄4 cup) Trader Joe’s Sparkling Limeade or similar sparkling lime soda
Combine tequila and Cointreau in a cocktail shaker or Mason jar with a cube of ice. Cover, shake and strain into a glass filled with several cubes of ice. Pour sparkling limeade over top, stir gently and serve.