Grilled Cocktails and a Smoky Margarita Recipe

Grilled Cocktails and a Smoky Margarita Recipe

If you love the smokiness the grill imparts to food, then you will love this classic citrus cocktail with a twist. By grilling the lemons and lime, the fruit caramelizes and gets a nice char while also making them extra juicy for squeezing into your pitcher.



Level: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 3 pounds Limes Or Lemons, Plus A Few Oranges, Sliced In Half
  • ½ cups Sugar
  • 1 whole Pitcher Full Of Ice
  • ¾ cups Tequila
  • ¼ cups Triple Sec
  • 1 cup Simple Syrup To Taste


Dip the sliced citrus in a bowl of sugar so they have a light coating. Grill the citrus on medium high heat until they have char marks. Let them rest until they are cool enough to be juiced.

Fill your margarita pitcher halfway full of ice, then add the tequila and triple sec. Add the juice to the ice/tequila mixture. By adding it to ice, it will help cut the tartness of the citrus.

Add the simple syrup in small batches until the proper sweetness is achieved.

Enjoy your first smoky margarita that goes great with grilled foods, specifically my chili lime skirt steak fajitas!

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