candied key lime margarita

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My drink of choice: lime margarita. All the flavors are amazing: salty, sour, and sweet. And paired with some fresh homemade Tacos…bliss.

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The drink is so simple! Tequila, lime juice, cointreau, and ice. But we’re taking it up a notch today: candied key limes covered in sugar and chili powder. This is happening.

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Candied Key Lime Margarita

CLICK HERE to find the candied lime recipe I used. Note: I used key limes instead of regular limes and added 1 Tbsp. of chili powder to my sugar mixture. Serves 1 margarita lover.


  • Candied key limes, 3 per drink
  • wooden skewer
  • 1 key lime wedge
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar, for rim
  • 1 Tbsp. coarse salt, for rim
  • 1 oz. gold tequila
  • 1 oz. sweetened lime juice
  • 1 oz. cointreau


  1. Wet the rim of a glass tumbler with a lime wedge. Pour salt and sugar onto a small plate. Turn glass upside down into the salt and sugar mixture to generously coat the rim. Fill glass with ice.
  2. Add Tequila, sweetened lime juice, cointreau and stir.
  3. Place 3 candied key limes onto a small wooden skewer and lay across the top of the glass. Enjoy!

NOTE: If the drink is too strong for you, just add some club soda for some bubble.

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xo sarah


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