Sparkling Cara Cara Margarita

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cocktails, margaritas, summer cocktails
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 157kcal
Refreshing and light with bubbles that cut the sweetness.
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  • 2 ounces tequila blanco I used Patron Silver
  • 1 ounce Cointreau can substitute triple sec
  • 1 ounce lime juice freshly squeezed (about 2 limes)
  • 4 ounces cara cara orange juice (about two oranges)
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup or more to taste
  • splash sparkling water
  • ice cubes

Garnish & To Serve:

  • lime wedge
  • margarita salt
  • crushed ice
  • sliced lime
  • sliced cara cara orange


  • Juice enough orange and lime until you have the correct amount. If it's pulpy, strain through a fine mesh strainer.
  • Rub a wedge of lime around the rim of the glasses. Turn the glasses upside down and press the rim into the margarita salt.  Set aside.
  • In a Boston shaker, combine the tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, orange juice and simple syrup.  Add ice cubes, secure the top on the shaker and shake until very cold. 
  • Fill the glasses with crushed ice and pour the margarita over the ice.  Add a splash of water and garnish with slices of lime and orange.  Serve.


Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 113mg | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 32.6mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.4mg