St. Germain Margarita St. Germain Margarita Recipe Serves 1 1 1/2 ounces silver tequila 1 1/2 ounce St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur 1/2 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice Coarse sea salt
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St. Germain Margarita

2014 January 24

Do you want to taste the most exquisitely perfect margarita in the whole wide world? Well, take a sip of this St. Germain Margarita and prepare to be transported to sweet, floral & tart, cocktail heaven.


Nothing beats a homemade margarita with plenty of fresh lime juice, smooth silver tequila (I really like Hornitos, Plata), and rock salt. But what really sets this margarita apart is the Elderflower Liqueur. The floral notes of St. Germain pair perfectly with the tart lime juice and make an excellent substitution for traditional Triple Sec.


Shake the entire cocktail over ice and pour into a salt rimmed margarita glass or tumbler. This is a cocktail that comes together in no time and can easily be made for one or for a crowd. Now all I need is a big bowl of chips and homemade guacamole and my Friday will be complete.


Enjoy your weekend and make a St. Germain Margarita, I promise you won’t regret it. Oh, and let me know how you like it! This really is one of my favorite cocktails of all time. Cheers!


Photos by Leah Bergman / Second to last photo by Marisa Mangum


St. Germain Margarita
makes 1

1 1/2 ounces silver tequila
1 1/2 ounce St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur
1/2 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice
Coarse sea salt

1. Rub a slice of lime around the rim of a margarita glass or tumbler and dip into coarse sea salt. Fill with ice cubes and set aside.
2. Combine tequila, St. Germain and lime juice in an ice-filled cocktail shaker and shake until cold. Strain into prepared glass.
3. Sip and enjoy!

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Leah Bergman

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Designer, blogger, cocktail shaker. Classic with a bit of sparkle. Founder & Editor of Freutcake.

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  1. January 24, 2014

    I can’t wait to try this! I love Elderflower Liqueur and have never thought to use it in a margarita! One of my favorite drinks to utilize it in has citrus vodka, muddled basil & cucumber, and elderflower liqueur. Now I have more drinks to use it in!

    Thanks for my drink inspiration for tonight!

  2. January 24, 2014

    This looks great! I can’t wait to try it later as it’s mexican taco party night! I just posted a new cocktail recipe today as well!

  3. January 24, 2014

    Oh, this is perfect because I’m out of Triple Sec! Not that I’m craving a marg at 8 am or anything….

  4. Miss Sophisticate permalink
    January 24, 2014

    This looks so delicious! I can’t wait to try this out at my next taco night!

  5. January 24, 2014

    This looks amazing, so luxurious, and like exactly what I need at the end of this long week 😉 (yes, I know it was technically a short week, but college students and bloggers never rest, and I’m both!)

  6. January 24, 2014

    Wow! These look amazing! I can’t wait to make them at home and try them for myself! YUM!

  7. January 24, 2014

    I am a huge margarita fan, so I definitely want to try this. Great recipe and beautiful photos!

  8. January 25, 2014

    Gorgeous pictures! I just want to dive right in!

  9. January 27, 2014

    Yummy! Sounds delish!

  10. January 27, 2014

    Winter has really been getting me down lately– this is the perfect pick-me-up! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

    • January 28, 2014

      Oh no! I’m sorry to hear that you have the winter blues. Sending you a bit of virtual sunshine! xo

  11. January 28, 2014

    Haha, thank you 🙂

  12. Francesca permalink
    January 29, 2014

    Looks so refreshing! Can’t wait to try,also dying over the striped tea towel and your striped blazer – mind sharing?

  13. February 28, 2014

    Just made this, Leah! It’s delish!

  14. April 17, 2014

    This is a very, very good cocktail. The Patron is essential. I am so glad to have another use for my St. Germain!! Thank you for the recipe! Cheers!

  15. MaryBeth permalink
    July 2, 2014

    YuMMY! To delicious!

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