Smokey Margarita recipes

Smokey Margarita recipes

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time



Smokey Margarita recipes

Smokey Margarita recipes. Innovative bartenders are shaking up classic cocktails with modern twists. This margarita gets its sweetness from agave nectar, a natural sweetener, and a distinct smokiness from Spanish smoked paprika.

Recipe courtesy of McCormick®.

This recipe is the result of flavor studies showing new trends in pairings. Read more about how the flavor forecast pairings are chosen.


  • 3 tablespoons McCormick® Gourmet Collection™ Sicilian Sea Salt
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Gourmet Collection™
  • Smoked Paprika, divided
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 6 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 2 ounces tequila


  • 1 Mix sea salt and 1 tablespoon of the smoked paprika on a small plate. Wet outside rims of margarita or other beverage glasses with lime wedge. Dip glasses into sea salt mixture to coat.
  • 2 Fill cocktail shaker with 2 cups of ice. Add lime juice, agave nectar, tequila and remaining 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika; shake until well mixed and chilled. Immediately pour into prepared glasses.


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