Gin Margarita (Margatini) Recipe

Avatar Author's default profile picture
Everett Dean Modified: March 25, 2022
Gin Margarita (Margatini) Recipe

Lately, I’ve been thinking of ways to enhance my margaritas, and I found that adding gin to my usual margarita recipe really gave it a more flavorful twist! This gin margarita or “margatini”, as I like to call it, is so easy to make since it only uses three ingredients: gin, Cointreau, and lime juice. It’s different from a tequila margarita or a vodka margarita, but it’s definitely another delicious Cinco de Mayo drink recipe to try. In just less than 5 minutes, I got to make a fun and boozy margarita mix with a salted rim for me and my friends!

What I like about this gin margarita is the surprisingly light, tangy, and sweet taste of the drink. It was even sweeter when I added a bit of agave nectar (or agave syrup) into the mix. You can also use other sweeteners like simple syrup. But if you want to savor the sourness of the drink, then feel free to ditch the sweeteners and focus on the gin margarita mix instead.

For the ingredients, I recommend that you use Cointreau which is an orange liqueur. Triple Sec or Grand Marnier are also good options, but I prefer the balanced bittersweet flavor of Cointreau. For the gin, I used a Bombay Sapphire which has touches of sweetness, spice, and ripe citrus in its fragrance. It tastes wonderful when mixed with the Cointreau. I suggest avoiding a gin that overpowers the flavor of the lime juice like a Hendrick’s Summer Solstice or Roku.

The combined taste of the gin and Cointreau blends well with the citrus flavor of the fresh lime juice. Once you have the ingredients, get your rum glass (or any favorite glass) and stir all of the liquids together. Instead of using a cocktail shaker, it’s better to stir the concoction rather than shake it. This is because gin mainly contains juniper berries that can easily “bruise” when it’s agitated or shaken. The distinctive odor can become bland or dull so it’s best to serve this gin margarita stirred.

I poured the drink in a glass with a salted rim using coarse salt, and added a lime wedge. My friends really enjoyed this gin margarita drink. They even made me try a frozen margarita which is basically using a blender to mix the ice, lime juice, and Cointreau until it’s smooth and slushy-like, and then adding a shot of gin afterwards and lightly stirring. It was equally delicious, and definitely another gin margarita recipe variation to make for the next time.

How To Make How To Make Gin Margarita (Margatini)

Keep your nights lit with this boozy gin margarita drink! This “margatini” combines gin with Cointreau and lime juice for a flavorful combo.

Preparation: 2 minutes
Cooking: 2 minutes
Total: 4 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • ozgin,Bombay Sapphire, or any preferred gin
  • 1ozCointreau orange liqueur,Triple Sec, or Grand Marnier
  • ¾ozlime juice,freshly squeezed
  • agave nectar,or simple syrup, optional sweeteners, optional

For Serving:

  • lime wedge
  • coarse salt
  • ice

Instructions

  1. Run a lime slice around the top rim of a glass.

  2. Fill a shallow bowl with salt, and dip the rim in the salt until it is covered with your desired amount of salt. Set aside.

  3. Add gin, lime juice, and Cointreau and stir until combined.

  4. Stir in ½ teaspoon of agave or simple syrup at a time, until the mix reaches your desired level of sweetness.

  5. Fill the glass with ice, then pour in the margarita mixture over the rocks.

  6. Serve immediately, garnished with an extra lime wedge, if desired.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 206.98kcal
  • Protein: 0.18g
Chat Bubble Icon Share your own special recipe
Submit Your Own Recipe

Have your own special recipe to share? Submit Your Recipe Today!

Related Recipes

Cocktail

Beginner Margarita Recipe

1
2
3
4
5
Cool yourself with this invigorating margarita that packs a punch in every sip of the sweet and tangy flavor from tequila mixed with orange liqueur.
5 mins

Cocktail

Virgin Margarita Recipe

1
2
3
4
5

This tart and easy virgin margarita recipe will surely be a hit with its fusion of citrus juices and strawberries, for a refreshing sip.

5 mins

Cocktail

Frozen Margarita Recipe

1
2
3
4
5

Mix up this no-sweat cocktail with our frozen margarita recipe and party for the rest of the night with your friends and guests. You’ll love the salty and sour kicks of this fun and freshening alcohol mix.

5 mins

Taco

Easy Chicken Tacos Recipe

1
2
3
4
5

Sink your teeth into a crunchy wrap of chicken chunks, refreshing tomatoes and lettuce, and aromatic herbs, and be wowed by its exploding flavor with every bite. Make this Easy Chicken Tacos Recipe real easy and quick in just under 30 minutes!

25 mins

Cocktail

Italian Margarita Recipe

1
2
3
4
5
How does this Italian margarita recipe differ from the classic concoction? It mixes triple sec, amaretto, orange juice, and sour mix for more flavor.

Cocktail

Smoky Apple Cider Mezcal Margarita Recipe

1
2
3
4
5
This mezcal margarita recipe is an ideal drink this fall. Using only three ingredients, it creates a marvelous blend of smoky, sweet, and tart.
5 mins

Cocktail

Refreshing Watermelon Margarita Recipe

1
2
3
4
5
This blended watermelon margarita is the perfect drink for grown-ups who want a fruity puree in their cocktail. Enjoy a cooling sensation of sweetness and tanginess with every sip.
10 mins

Cocktail

Blueberry Margaritas Recipe

1
2
3
4
5
Cheers to this fruity cocktail drink flavored with sweet blueberries. If you haven't tried blueberry in margaritas, this margaritas recipe is easy to do.
5 mins

Cocktail

Fresh Cranberry Margaritas Recipe

1
2
3
4
5
Refresh yourself with a fresh batch of cranberry margarita. That tangy and sweet mix will surely make you survive the warm climate.
35 mins

Cupcakes

Margarita Cupcakes Recipe

1
2
3
4
5
These margarita cupcakes are a fun dessert that perfectly blends the limes' tartness with the sweetness of the cupcakes. Bake up a batch in just 30 minutes!
35 mins

Cocktail

Frozen Watermelon Virgin Margaritas Recipe

1
2
3
4
5
Celebrate the holidays with a classic Frozen Watermelon Margarita minus the alcohol. Taste the sweet and citrusy flavors of this crowd-friendly drink!
5 mins

Chips

Three-Step Taco Salad Recipe

1
2
3
4
5

A taco salad that is a total breeze to make! It comes with tortilla chips covered in savory beef, cream sour cream, bright salsa and topped cheese.

30 mins
Comments

Leave a comment

Replying to