Meyer Lemon Margarita

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Once the weather begins to warm up I start thinking about sipping on cocktails.   In the summer I like to invite my girl friends over a couple of times for either brunch or happy hour and I like to make a signature cocktail and some appetizers.   I’ve made so many different cocktails that sometimes it’s hard to come up with new ideas.

Sip on a Meyer Lemon Margarita for brunch!

I saw Meyer Lemons on sale at the market this past week and bought a bag of them.  I really like Meyer Lemons because while they still have the tart flavor of a lemon they have a bit of sweetness to them as well.  They are great in baked goods, beverages, and even dressings.

I thought a Meyer Lemon Margarita would be the perfect cocktail for my next ladies brunch.   Think fresh Meyer lemon juice, tequila, and sparkling water served on the rocks with a salt rim.   It’s the perfect combination of sweet, tart, and salty.

Everything you need to make a delicious Meyer Lemon Margarita

To make the actual margarita I squeezed fresh Meyer Lemon juice and mixed it with the tequila and orange liqueur.  Instead of simply adding in a big of sugar I made an easy simple syrup with Meyer Lemon peel, Dixie Crystals sugar, and water.   It makes about a cup and is great to use in cocktails, lemonades, iced teas, or even to brush on a cake.

This cocktail is tasty and packs a bit of a punch.  It’s perfect to serve at brunch with a fruit salad, fruit pastries, or with a quiche made with chorizo.   There are so many different brunch items you can pair with this Meyer Lemon Margarita both sweet and savory.

Sip on a Meyer Lemon Margarita for brunch!

Meyer Lemon Margarita

A sweet and tart cocktail made with fresh squeezed Meyer lemon juice, tequila, and homemade simple syrup.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Author: Hezzi-D


For the simple syrup:

  • 1/2 c. Dixie Crystals sugar
  • 1 c. water
  • rind of 2 Meyer lemons

For the margarita:

  • 2 oz. fresh Meyer Lemon juice
  • 2 oz. tequila
  • 2 oz. orange liqueur
  • 1 oz. Meyer Lemon simple syrup
  • 6 oz. sparkling water
  • rosemary sprigs


  • To make the simple syrup combine the sugar, water, and Meyer lemon rind in a small saucepan over high heat.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool 10 minutes. Remove the rind from the pan and pour the syrup into a small mason jar.
  • To make the margaritas fill a shaker with ice. Add in the Meyer Lemon juice, tequila, orange liqueur, and Meyer Lemon simple syrup. Shake vigorously for 30 second.
  • Pour the mixture into two glasses filled with ice and rimmed with salt.
  • Add 3 ounces of sparkling water to each cocktail and stick in a sprig of rosemary.


A Hezzi-D original recipe

Make a batch of these Meyer Lemon Margaritas for brunch!


One Comment

  1. I love brunch because it’s at the perfect time of day: not too early, not too late. I love savory foods for brunch.

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