Cilantro Margarita

Cilantro Margarita
Staff Writer
Cilantro Margarita

Grand Velas

Cilantro Margarita

This gorgeous and flavorful cocktail is the signature drink at the Grand Velas resort in Riviera Nayarit. Because the hotel is all-inclusive, you can have as many of these as you'd like. Or, if you want a taste of Mexico at home, then try serving these are your next cocktail party. 

1
Servings
187
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2  ounce  fresh lemon juice
  • 1  sprig  fresh cilantro, leaves removed from stem, plus 1 whole sprig for garnish
  • 1/2  ounce  simple syrup
  • Ice
  • 2  ounces  Cointreau
  • 2  ounces  tequila blanco
  • Brown sugar, for rim
  • cherry tomato, for garnish
  • black olive, for garnish

Directions

In a blender, place the lemon juice, cilantro, and simple syrup. Blend to combine. In an ice-filled cocktail shaker, add the Cointreau, tequila, and lemon-cilantro mixture and shake well. Dampen the rim of a cocktail glass, then coat with the brown sugar. Strain the contents of the shaker in to the glass, garnish, and serve. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
14g
20%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
8g
33%
Cholesterol
39mg
13%
Carbohydrate, by difference
5g
4%
Protein
12g
26%
Vitamin A, RAE
88µg
13%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
390mg
39%
Choline, total
9mg
2%
Folate, total
2µg
1%
Magnesium, Mg
19mg
6%
Phosphorus, P
264mg
38%
Selenium, Se
8µg
15%
Sodium, Na
398mg
27%
Water
51g
2%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Cilantro Shopping Tip

Buy green leafy vegetables like arugula, watercress, and collards – they are good sources of vitamins A, C, and K and minerals like iron and calcium.

Cilantro Cooking Tip

Brighten up sandwiches or salads with small, tender leaves like spinach and add larger, tougher leaves like kale to soups and stews.