Highland Margarita: A Recipe Where Tequila and Drambuie Meet

Drambuie Highland Margarita Cocktail Recipe
The Highland Margarita is very easy, just use the basic margarita recipe and add a touch of Drambuie. A485 / Photographer's Choice / Getty Images
  • 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 Cocktail
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Also called a Drambuie Margarita, this is a distinct Margarita, one that is extraordinary thanks to one ingredient. That magic elixir is the Scotch liqueur, Drambuie, and it cannot be paired with any old orange liqueur so it is recommended to go with the cognac-based Grand Marnier or a high-end triple sec such as Cointreau or Combier.

With all of these high class additions to the average Margarita, one can only expect that a cheap tequila will bring it all back down. To avoid this sad predicament find a nice blanco, or better yet reposado, and you will thank yourself with the rich, aged result.

What You'll Need

How to Make It

  1. Pour all ingredients in a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake and pour into a margarita or highball glass rimmed with salt.
  3. Garnish with a lime wedge.