Cilantro Margarita



I’ve always said combat the winter blahs with a festive spirit. Bring the tropics to yourself for a little motivation if only for a moment.

Try cooking up your favourite summer meal. Have a BBQ (or faux BBQ), or make a summery cocktail.

We all know the margarita is one of my favourites. I’m fortunate enough to spend some time in paradise this winter where I discovered this year’s margarita gem. The only catch is you must like cilantro!

Cilantro is one of the most used herbs in Latin American cooking. I am borderline obsessed with it and add it to EVERYTHING, especially this month where I have the fresh, fresh stuff at my disposal. You can make –chimol (chirmol?) and this year’s anti-January blahs remedy – a Cilantro Margarita!

I ordered it at a place called Si Senor in Punta Mita, Nayarit and fell in love!

So if you’re feeling cold and perhaps blue and you can’t get away to a tropical location, let it come to you in the form a of a delicious, foamy beverage.

Cilantro Margarita


  • 2 ounces of fresh lime juice
  • 2 ounces of agave or simple syrup
  • 2 ounces of tequila
  • Ice
  • Bunch of cilantro (about 20 sprigs)
  • Course salt
  • Lime wedges


  1. Squeeze lime onto lid of glass. Dip in the course salt for rimmer.
  2. Divide cilantro into two glasses. Press with a muddler.
  3. Fill shaker with lime juice, syrup and tequila. Add ice. Shake.
  4. Pour into two glasses and garnish with a wedge of lime.