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easy italian margarita recipe with amaretto and orange juice - cocktail served in a margarita glass
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5 from 8 votes

Italian Margarita Recipe With Amaretto

Sweet and tart, this Italian margarita recipe is the perfect cocktail with such a crisp flavor! This orange margarita is made with Amaretto, Tequila, fresh citrus juices, and a little bit of sugar to create the best classic cocktail. This recipe is super easy and made within minutes with such simple steps. Enjoy this Italian version of a traditional margarita whenever you are in the mood for fresh and bright flavors.
Prep Time4 mins
Total Time4 mins
Course: Appetizer, Drinks
Cuisine: Italian
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan
Servings: 1 margarita
Calories: 276kcal
Author: Anjali Shah


  • 1 lime wedge
  • sugar (for decorating the rim of the glass, not to be included in the actual mixed drink - about 1 tsp needed to coat each glass, maybe more depending on how big the glass is).
  • 1 shot Amaretto
  • 1 shot Tequila
  • ½ cup ice cubes
  • ½ lime juiced
  • ½ orange juiced (you'll need 1/2 cup juice)
  • orange and lime slices to serve


  • Run a lime wedge around the rim of a cocktail glass to moisten the rim. Dip the rim of the glass into the sugar to coat the edge.
  • In a cocktail shaker, add the Amaretto, Tequila, ice, lime juice, and orange juice. Cover the shaker with a lid and shake well.
  • Pour into the prepared glass. Serve the margarita with orange and lime slices.



  • Margarita can be made with one shot of limoncello instead of fresh lime juice. 
  • Bottled orange juice can be used instead of freshly squeezed orange juice. Use ½ cup of juice. 
  • If making ahead, store the margarita in the refrigerator and serve over ice just before serving. 
  • Nutritional info assumes 1 tsp sugar used to coat the glass.


Serving: 1drink | Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g