Thanksgiving Margarita Recipe (2024)

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A smooth, sweet, and spicy fall themed co*cktail, this Thanksgiving Margarita is a treat for the taste buds!One of the most unique margaritarecipes you’ll ever try!

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Thanksgiving Margarita

If you ever need to order me a drink, I’ll always go for a glass of red wine or a margarita — tequila is my fav!

Because I am obsessed with all things fall (it is my favorite season!) I decided it was about time to try fall themed margaritas! I’m super excited to share this Thanksgiving margarita recipe with you guys!!

This fall margarita is downright fabulous — from the gorgeous orange color (which reminds me of the leaves turning colors in my home state of West Virginia) to the unique flavor profile. Smooth, sweet, and with a hint of spicy cinnamon kick — totally irresistible! I love how it smells too! Like fresh apple cider…yumm!

If you’re in charge of drinks for Thanksgiving this year, you’ve got to try this Thanksgiving margarita recipe. The ingredients listed below are for one drink, but you can up the proportions and make a pitcher for your crew.

Let’s get mixing!

Related: For another fabulous fall co*cktail, try our Crown Apple Spiked Apple Cider too!

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What Kind of Glass Do You Serve a Margarita In?

Traditionally, a margarita is served in a margarita glass or champagne coupe (pictured directly above). The pros to this particular glassware is that you can hold it by the stem, so that your body heat doesn’t heat up the drink. Unfortunately, it is a bit more precarious and easier to spill (don’t ask me how I know!)

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However, it is perfectly acceptable to serve a margarita in a co*cktail glass (shown below). You’ll notice that we’ve used both the traditional, and easy-drinking co*cktail glass in this post. The benefits to this type of glass is that it is less likely to spill.

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Thanksgiving Margarita Ingredients

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  • 2 oz 100% apple cider
  • 2 oz pear juice
  • 1½ oz gold tequila (see the FAQ section for tips on picking a tequila)
  • 1 oz Grand Mariner or orange liqueur
  • Salt (for glass)
  • Lime
  • Ice
  • Cinnamon sticks, for garnish

Makes one Thanksgiving margarita; multiply the amounts above by 4 to make a pitcher.

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How to Make a Thanksgiving Margarita

  1. Pour a 1/4″ layer of salt on a small plate. Run a lime along the rim of your co*cktail glass, turn glass upside down and gently press the rim into salt. (You can also use simple syrup, if you have this on hand, to get the salt to stick to the glass.)
  2. Scoop ice into glass so that it is about 3/4 of the way full and squeeze the rest of your lime wedge over the ice.
  3. Combine liquid ingredients into a co*cktail shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously for about 15 seconds.
  4. Strain ice and pour your Thanksgiving margarita into prepared co*cktail glass.
  5. Finish with a whole cinnamon stick.

This recipe is intended for 21+; please enjoy responsibly!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Best Tequila for Margaritas?

I always say to use a tequila that you could drink on its own, because the better the tequila itself tastes, the better the margarita will taste!

However, you don’t have to use the fanciest, most expensive tequila for a margarita. I mean you can, but it’s almost a waste since you’re mixing it!

For margaritas, or any tequila based co*cktail, I recommend using a nice mid-range tequila. You can use any variety: silver, gold, reposado or añejo (aged). I enjoy the robust flavor or a reposado or añejo with the spicy flavors of this recipe.

Is This Really a Margarita?

The number one feedback I’ve gotten on this recipe since I published it last year is how awesome and unique this drink is!

I’ve also gotten a few comments questioning if thisreally counts as a margarita.

A traditional margarita is made up of tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice. This co*cktail has all three of those must-have components for margaritas — we simply incorporated a couple extra fall flavors!

So yes, as a margarita enthusiast, I’d say that this Fall Margarita definitely counts! And no matter what you call it…this is one delicious drink!

Can You Make this a Frozen Margarita?

Yes, you absolutely could! Personally, I prefer my margaritas on the rocks, so that’s why this recipe is shown as such.

Just keep in mind that when you make a frozen margarita, the ice is in small pieces and will dilute the drink a bit quicker.

Can You Make Enough for a Pitcher?

If you’re serving a crowd, you can make a pitcher and save time! A standard drink pitcher makes 4-5 servings, so simply multiply the ingredient amounts by four.

When making a pitcher, I recommend omitting the ice from the pitcher itself so the drink doesn’t get watered down. Instead, add ice to the glass directly and pour the co*cktail over the ice when ready to enjoy.

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More of our Favorite Margarita Recipes:

  • Fresh Skinny Margarita Recipe
  • Christmas Margarita Recipe
  • Frozen Blackberry Margarita Recipe
  • Mexican Candy Margaritas

More Fall Drink Recipes to Try:

  • Sparkling Fall Punch
  • Campfire co*cktail
  • Maleficent Halloween co*cktail
  • Witches Brew co*cktail
  • Slow Cooker Apple Cider(Family-Friendly!)

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Thanksgiving Margarita Recipe

A smooth, sweet, and spicy fall themed co*cktail, this Thanksgiving Margarita is a treat for the taste buds!

Prep Time5 minutes mins

Cook Time0 minutes mins

Total Time5 minutes mins

Course: Drinks

Cuisine: American

Keyword: co*cktail, co*cktails, fall, margarita, tequila, Thanksgiving

Servings: 1

Author: Stacey aka the Soccer Mom

Cost: $5

Ingredients

  • 2 oz 100% apple cider
  • 2 oz pear juice
  • oz gold tequila
  • 1 oz Grand Mariner or orange liqueur
  • Salt for glass
  • Simple syrup or lime wedge (to adhere salt to glass)
  • Ice
  • Cinnamon sticks for ganrish

Instructions

  • Pour a 1/4" layer of salt on a small plate. Run a lime along the rim of your co*cktail glass, turn glass upside down and gently press the rim into salt.

  • Scoop ice into glass so that it is about 3/4 of the way full and squeeze the rest of your lime wedge over the ice.

  • Combine liquid ingredients into a co*cktail shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously for about 15 seconds.

  • Strain ice and pour your Thanksgiving margarita into prepared co*cktail glass.

  • Finish with a whole cinnamon stick.

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Notes

Note: Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared. 21+

Be sure to pin our Fall Margarita recipe on Pinterest:

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