Peach Cadillac Margarita
- Prep Time
- 3 oz reposado tequila (premium)
- 2 oz Mike's Hot Honey peach simple syrup
- 1 oz orange liqueur
- 1 ½ oz fresh lime juice
What is a Peach Cadillac Margarita?
A Peach Cadillac Margarita is the Mike’s Hot Honey sweet and spicy take on the classic Cadillac margarita. This recipe brings together tequila, Mike's Hot Honey peach simple syrup recipe, orange liqueur, fresh lime juice, and a salted or sugared rim garnished with your choice of a peach slice or orange wedge.
The Mike’s Hot Honey riff on this summertime cocktail has all the usual suspects of flavors you would expect from a margarita - tequila, citrusy lime juice, and triple sec. – but layered with the perfect balance of sweet heat from the peach simple syrup created with Mike's Hot Honey.
The result? A smooth-sipping drink that's sure to please the taste buds of the toughest critics and savviest of tastemakers. So, if you're looking for an easy yet impressive cocktail for your next gathering, this easy peach Cadillac margarita recipe is a step in the right direction – thank us later.
Now, let's consider what you'll need to make this easy Mike’s Hot Honey peach Cadillac margarita recipe.
How to Make a Peach Cadillac Margarita
To make a Peach Cadillac Margarita, you'll need a tequila of your choice – whether it's anjeo, reposado, blanco or silver - Mike's Hot Honey simple peach syrup, orange liqueur (like Cointreau or Grand Marnier), fresh lime juice, and a peach slice or orange wedge for garnish.
Now, for the tequila, we suggest using a premium tequila to bring out the flavors of this summertime cocktail. Reposado is great if you want the smooth taste of an aged tequila without overwhelming the drink's flavors. Blanco or silver are strong contenders if you want to stay clear of the oak flavor that comes from the aging of Reposado and Anjeo.
Out of all the essential ingredients that create this drink - the (not so secret), secret ingredient that takes this cocktail from a should-try to a must-try is simply adding chili infused, Mike’s Hot Honey. It adds that hint of heat and sweetness you won't get with other margarita recipes out there.
Once you've selected your all-star ingredients, you can make a Mikes Hot Honey Peach Cadillac Margarita. This drink pairs perfectly with BBQ fresh off the grill and dishes like Watermelon Feta Salad, Honey Chicken Wings, or Ozro Summer Salad.
Best Tequila for a Margarita
Tequila is a distilled spirit made from the agave plant native to Mexico. Generally, it's made up of two types: Blanco (also known as silver) and reposado. Blanco tequila is unaged and bottled immediately after distillation, giving it a bold flavor profile and herbal notes. It's often described as spicy with peppery undertones. On the other hand, Reposado tequila is aged in oak barrels for at least two months, imparting flavors of vanilla, caramel, and oak.
The best tequila for a margarita is up to your personal preference. Blanco tequila will give you the classic, sharp flavor that most people associate with margaritas, whereas reposado will add a smooth, oaky finish. Try a silver or gold tequila if you're looking for something in between. The choice is yours.
How to Make a Salt Rim for a Margarita
A salt rim for a margarita is the perfect finishing touch to this cocktail. To make a salt rim, you'll need lime juice and your choice of coarsely ground salt – such as sea salt, Himalayan pink salt, or even homemade flavored salts. You can also use sugar instead of salt if you prefer a sweeter drink. If you’d like to take it a step further, you can rim the glass with a drizzle of Mike’s Hot Honey instead of lime.
To create flavored salts, combine equal parts of coarsely ground salt with herbs or spices like oregano, cumin, chili powder, or garlic powder. Mix your chosen ingredients until evenly distributed and store them in an air-tight container for up to four weeks.
To prepare the glass for your margarita, rub a cut lime or drizzle Mike’s Hot Honey around the rim and dip the glass in a shallow bowl of salt or sugar and allow any excess salt or sugar to fall off. Pile in your ingredients into a shaker and shake until you create a frosty condensation around the tumbler and there you have it, a perfectly salted peach Cadillac margarita. Immediately before serving, add ice cubes to your salt or sugar-rimmed glass, pour in the margarita mixture - and enjoy responsibly.
Now that we have our Cadillac margarita recipe ingredients ready let's mix. Here's how to make a Cadillac margarita:
Start by making the simple syrup: Combine 1/2 cup of Mike's Hot Honey with 1/2 cup of water in a saucepan and bring to a low simmer. Once it attains a syrup consistency, addCoat the rims of 2 chilled glasses with more of the simple syrup and dip into coarsely ground salt.
A cup of fresh peach slices and cook for 10-11 minutes until they soften. Gently muddle the peaches and strain out the solids.Garnish each glass with a final peach slice
Next, rim your glasses: Rub two chilled glasses with simpler syrup and dip them into coarsely ground salt. This will give you that classic Margarita look.
Now it's time to make the cocktails: In a shaker filled with ice, combine 4 oz reposado tequila, 3 oz Mike's Hot Honey peach simple syrup, 1 oz orange liqueur, and 1 ½ oz fresh lime juice. Shake for 30 seconds, then strain into your salt-rimmed glasses.
To finish, garnish each glass with a fresh peach slice. And you're done - cheers to a Peach Cadillac Margarita.
Ok, we’ve shared how to make a peach Cadillac margarita your new summertime favorite cocktail, now it's time to shake it up. Whether you're hosting a party or looking for an impressive drink to enjoy at home, the Peach Cadillac Margarita will get the job done. With its combination of tequila, citrus flavor, and subtle sweet/heat from Mike's Hot Honey, this drink offers something for everyone. Now that you’ve mastered one, why stop there? Try our other cocktail recipes elevated with Mike’s Hot Honey:
Cheers, and enjoy your peach margarita.