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Taco Spiced Margarita
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Taco-Spiced Margarita

The southwestern taste of McCormick® Taco Seasoning gives this craft cocktail a welcome, unexpected flavor punch. Taco Seasoning is used in both the lime simple syrup and as a garnish on the glass rim. Serve it with your Taco Tuesday menu for a whole new twist on the sweet and salty margarita.

Recipe created by two-time "Chopped" champ, Chef James Briscione. He brings creativity to the table with bold flavors and spices in his new Food Network cooking show, "Man Crafted."  

  • 10m

    prep time

  • 15m

    Cook Time

  • 10



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  • Kosher salt
  • 1 package McCormick® Original Taco Seasoning Mix Packet, divided, 1 tablespoon reserved
  • Lime wedges, for rimming glasses and garnish
  • 6 ounces (3/4 cup) good quality tequila
  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) Lime and Taco Simple Syrup, recipe follows
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) orange liquer

Lime and Taco Simple Syrup


  • Combine some salt and taco seasoning in a saucer. Rim 6 martini or rocks glasses by running a lime wedge around the edges of the glasses, then dipping in the salt-taco seasoning mixture.

  • Combine the tequila, lime juice, Lime and Taco Simple Syrup, orange liqueur and several ice cubes in a cocktail shaker. Shake well until chilled.

  • Fill the prepared glasses with ice, then strain the drink through the top of the cocktail shaker into the glasses. Garnish with lime wedges.

  • For the Lime and Taco Simple Syrup, place the lime zest in a heatproof bowl.

  • In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, taco seasoning, 1/2 salt and 2 cups water. Bring the mixture to a full boil. Pour the hot syrup into the bowl of zest and set aside to steep for 15 minutes. Strain into a glass jar or other container and let cool completely before making drinks. Simple syrup keeps refrigerated up to 4 weeks.

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