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The "Are Your Sure This is a Margarita?" Recipe

Staff Writer

Inspired by the, ahem, very imaginative "margarita" an extremely young Kieran Culkin mixes up for Freddy Prinze Junior in the '90's teen rom com She's All That.

Deliver Ingredients


  • 4 Ounces light rum
  • ½ Cup orange juice
  • 4 Ounces cranberry-lime simple syrup (recipe linked in the instructions below)
  • club soda


Pour the rum, orange juice, and cranberry-lime simple syrup into a cocktail shaker filled partway with ice, and shake until well integrated. Pour into chilled glass and top with club soda.

Margarita Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Margarita Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.