American Legion Margarita

By on March 19, 2024 in Cocktails, Liquors, Tequila with 0 Comments

The American Legion Margarita is a twist on the Classic Margarita. Still, a Tequila cocktail with orange, lemon, and lime flavors mixed throughout.  With the ever-present rim dipped in salt on the class.

American Legion Margarita

A classic girls’ night out or even entertaining at home on a cocktail night.  It’s just delightful with the lemon and lime flavors mixed in with Cointreau.  You can add this to the list of Margarita recipes to master.

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Best drinking for the American Legion Margarita

It was described as the most popular mixed drink in America in 2004.  You can pretty much drink it whenever you want.

There are plenty of different variations to the Classic Margarita as well

What’s in an American Legion Margarita


A very popular Mexican beverage, dating back to the 16th century. Made from the blue agave plant.


Is a brand of orange-flavored triple sec liqueur, produced in France.  Also one of my favorite liqueurs.

Lemon and Lime Juice

Fresh lemons and limes are always best. try to stay away from bottled juices.  That really will spoil the cocktail.


Probably not the standard Saxa salt.  But it will do in a pinch.


Ice cubes into the shaker is the perfect way.  But if you prefer crushed ice that is perfectly ok too.

Which glass do I use?

Well it’s a Margarita, so I’d recommend a suitable glass.  Something like the lav Margarita glass, which comes in a set of 6.  Perfect glasses and they are made in Europe.  So they are also a little fancy.

How to make an American Legion Margarita


Add the ingredients into a cocktail shaker, with ice.

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American Legion Margarita

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  • Author: Maddy
  • Total Time: 5 minutes


A nice twist on the standard Margarita.


  • 1 measure Tequila
  • 1/2 measure Cointreau
  • 1/4 measure lemon juice
  • 1/4 measure lime juice


  • First dampen the rim of a cocktail glass with lemon juice and dip into fine salt to frost.
  • Put some ice cubes in a cocktail shaker and pour in the ingredients.
  • Shake the cocktail and pour it into the glass.
  • Prep Time: 5


  • Serving Size: 1

Just remember, that Tequila based cocktails, can take a bit of work to get used to.


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About Maddy

Maddy, is a lifestyle addict. With over 20 years bartending experience. Being the editor for Mix Your Drink, seemed like the next logical step to being able to share her experience with making mixed drinks.


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