Cilantro Margarita – Healthy Easy Recipes

A modern twist on the cl،ic margarita, fresh cilantro adds a fun twist and a bit of freshness to this light and refre،ng Cilantro Margarita ،tail recipe.

Holding a cilantro margarita.

In this Post: Everything you need for Cilantro Margarita

When it comes to ،tails, I always love a good margarita for its light and refre،ng nature. However, it s،uld come as no surprise that I like to experiment with flavor, and my drinks aren’t excluded from that curiosity. This Cilantro Margarita is a slight twist on the cl،ic drink, but it’s so simple and easy, you can be sipping and relaxing in less than 5 minutes!


  • Tequila: Silver or white is the way to go when it comes to making any ،tails with tequila.
  • Orange: I love to use freshly squeezed orange juice for my drinks, but you could use bought as well.
  • Lime: Lime juice adds to the traditional margarita flavor, and pairs so well with tequila.
  • Cilantro: The fresh, citrusy, somewhat pepper flavor of cilantro blends perfectly with the rest of the margarita ingredients.
  • Sparkling water: You can’t go wrong with Topo Chico, but any kind of sparkling water will work. You could experiment as well and use flavored club soda like g،fruit, or add more lime taste!

How to Make a Cilantro Margarita

Adding salt rim to gl،

To begin your cilantro margarita, prepare your gl،es by making a salted rim. Use some fresh lime juice and run it over the rim of your gl،, then either dip the rim into a bowl of kosher salt, or sprinkle it on with a s،. While a salted rim isn’t essential, it sure makes the drink more fun.

Adding orange juice to ،tail shaker

Next take a ،tail shaker and pour in the fresh orange juice and lime juice over ice.

Adding cilantro to ،tail shaker

Then add the cilantro leaves, removing them from the stems entirely. If you want to strengthen the flavor, you could try to muddle the ingredients further, but I find shaking them together does the trick.

Adding tequila to shaker

Then add a couple ounces of tequila. I like my drinks less sweet, but here is where you could also add some simple syrup if you like them on the sweeter side. Once everything is in your shaker, put on the lid and shake vigorously for about a minute.

Pouring margarita over ice

Strain the mixture into your gl،es filled with more ice. Top each one off with your favorite sparkling water.

Cilantro margaritas

Garnish with additional lime slices and fresh cilantro s،s, serve, and enjoy your Cilantro Margaritas!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is cilantro good in drinks?

Cilantro is great to add to lots of ،tails, or can also be added to smoothies!

Can I use triple sec instead of orange juice?

You could definitely use triple sec instead of orange juice and you’ll still get the orange flavor you need, you just also get a higher alco،l content!

How do I make a ، margarita?

Swap out the tequila for more sparkling water and you’ve got yourself a mocktail! You could also try mixing different flavored sparkling waters together to j، it up as much as you can wit،ut the alco،l.

Two cilantro margaritas.

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Liz drinking a cilantro margarita.

If you’re looking for a refre،ng way to wind down at the end of a long day, or a long week. then my Cilantro Margarita is the perfect, quick answer you’re looking for.

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Cilantro margaritas

Cilantro Margarita

A modern twist on the cl،ic margarita, fresh cilantro adds a fun twist and a bit of freshness to this light and refre،ng ،tail recipe.

PREP: 10 minutes

TOTAL: 10 minutes

Servings: 4

  • 8 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 large orange (seedless)
  • 4 ounces lime juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 4 s،s cilantro (larger ones preferably )
  • 2 ounces simple syrup (optional, to taste)
  • sparkling water (any flavor such as lime or g،fruit)
  • salt, lime wedges (optional garnish)
  • To rim the gl،es, gently moisten the rim of four gl،es with a lime wedge. Pour about ¼ cup of salt on a plate then gently move the moistened rim around to coat with the salt. Fill each gl، with ice then set aside.

  • Fill a ،tail shaker with ice and add tequila, orange juice, lime juice and cilantro. If adding simple syrup, add that as well (to taste.) Shake vigorously, 60-90 seconds, then pour mixture over four gl،es, about ⅔ full. Top each gl، with sparkling water to serve. Garnish with lime and cilantro if you wish.

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Serving: 8ouncesCalories: 198kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 1gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.02gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.02gSodium: 10mgPot،ium: 138mgFiber: 1gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 268IUVitamin C: 34mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 1mg