Red Currant Margarita

  • Type: Cocktail
  • Time: 20 min
  • Servings: 10

If you love margaritas, this red currant margarita recipe with a salt rim is a fun new cocktail to try. We suggest making a batch for entertaining with home made redcurrant syrup!


  • 35 oz CurrantC™ Red Currants
  • lime (juice)
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 2/3 cup white tequila (we use Espolon Blanco Tequila)
  • 7/8 cup Cointreau
  • ice for shaking
  • crushed ice for serving
  • salt for garnish
  • red currants for garnish
  • lime for garnish


  • To create the currant syrup.
    • Juice the limes into a small saucepan.
    • Wash the currants and add to pot with water and sugar.
    • Bring to the boil, then lower heat and let simmer for approx. 5 min.
    • Pour the syrup through a sieve and allow to cool.
  • For the garnish
    • Put salt on a flat plate.
    • Halve lime and rub halfway around the edge of the serving glasses with cut-side.
    • Dip lime-coated side into the salt to create a salt rim.
  • To make the drink
    • Add Tequila, Cointreau, some currant syrup, and a handful of ice to shaker.
    • Seal tightly, shake vigorously, and divide among glasses filled with crushed ice.
    • Garnish with lime and fresh currants. Enjoy!