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Vodka margarita with salted rim and lime wedge on a marble tabletop.
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Vodka Margarita Recipe

For those who don't love tequila, a vodka margarita is delicious! Vodka has very little flavor and makes a wonderful replacement for this popular cocktail.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drink
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 2
Calories: 145kcal


  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce Triple Sec (Cointreau or Grand Marnier work well, too.)
  • ½ ounce lemon juice fresh
  • ½ ounce lime juice fresh
  • ¾ ounce agave Or to taste. If you like more tart, use less.
  • coarse salt for rim
  • lime garnish for rim


  • Rub lime around rim of glass. Dip glass in salt until covered. Set aside.
  • Fill cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Add vodka.
  • Add Triple Sec.
  • Add juices.
  • Add agave.
  • Shake well.
  • Strain into a cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with lime wedge or wheel.


To make this spicy, use a Pepper vodka or add a couple of dashes of black pepper.
Try adding an ounce of sparkling water after you pour it into the cocktail glass to give it a hint of effervescence. 
If you’re looking for a drink that is a little lighter on the alcohol, replace the Triple Sec with fresh orange juice.
To make this frozen, simply add ingredients to a blender with a little extra ice and blend until slushy!
Use a coarse salt for the rim.
For those following the Weight Watchers plan, this margarita comes in at 4 SmartPoints.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.04mg