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Apple Margarita

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Last week we had exactly two days of Fall weather. Lows in the 60′s.  I threw open every window in our tiny apartment, shut off the AC and soaked in every ounce of crisp air.  In South Texas any day when the temperature falls below 90′s is a cause for celebration.  I had planned on celebrating with a batch of brownies. My kids had other plans. I sipped my pumpkin spiced coffee as my girls fiercely argued that on a day this perfect ”we should be at the park or taking a walk.”

Don’t you love kids?  They were spot on. Why spend the day cooped away when we could immerse ourselves in Fall.  In the evening as I loaded the dishwasher I thought back on our wonderful day.  I couldn’t help but wonder if  Texas would be so kind to bless us with a few more days like today.  We shall see, but in the meantime every great day should end with a Fall margarita.  My brownie celebration was put on hold for a slightly more adult treat – Apple Margaritas, Enjoy!

I played around with the salt rim on this margarita just for fun, feel free to use only salt.  I first thought of using the apple skin, but the mix was too moist. Needing a drier texture I tried freeze dried apples with great results.  In the food processor I pulsed freeze dried apples with salt until coarse.  Run your lime around rim and dip into apple/salt mix.  Strain your fresh juice for bits of skin or seeds.  The color will vary with the type of apple used.

Apple Margarita

Yield: 4 margaritas

Serving Size: 6 ounces


  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 4 oz freeze dried apples
  • lime wedges
  • 1 cup tequila
  • 1 cup fresh apple juice, strain for any small bits of skin or seeds
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup Cointreau
  • ice cubes
  • apple slices for garnish


  1. On a small plate spread salt, if using only salt.
  2. Apple Salt Mix- In a food processor pulse salt/freeze dried apple until coarse
  3. With lime wedges moisten rim of 6 ounce glasses.
  4. Dip glasses into salt.
  5. Place glasses into freezer to chill.
  6. In a pitcher combine tequila, fresh apple juice, lime juice and Cointreau.
  7. Remove glasses from freezer and serve margarita mixture over ice.
  8. Garnish with apple slices.

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23 Responses to Apple Margarita

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  3. oh my ! this looks lovely….your sense of styling is great

  4. Oh, this sounds perfect. Especially with a fall fruit like apple. Can’t wait to give this one a try.
    In Florida we also celebrate any day below 90! My air has been off for almost a week. Hoping to hang on to the nice weather a few more days!
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  5. You make such unique and fun margaritas!! This looks perfect for fall! I hope you get some more cool days soon :)
    Stefanie recently posted..Apple Pie MuffinsMy Profile

  6. What a magnificent autumn drink!
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  7. wow- that looks so good. I have never had an apple margarita before- always a first!

  8. Almost as good as apple pie!
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  9. Apple margarita sounds and looks good…great season welcome.
    Hope you are having a fantastic week Vianney :-)
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  10. I think I need to change my plans for the day and immerse myself in your apples and cointreau concoction…perfect pairing to tequila I’m sure ;o)

    Have a great and colorful day my dear!

    Ciao for now,
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  11. Now this is such a different looking drink. Fantastic fall beverage!
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  12. Oh, that sounds awesome! Autumn margaritas anyone? Why yes, I do believe I will… ha ha ha. Gorgeous!

  13. Now THIS is the fall drink I’ve been waiting for! Amazing. I’ve been soaking up the last bits of tolerable weather as well! It’s the only way to survive the frigid winter!

  14. The pictures are amazing, the margaritas look so delicious and tempting and the kids, they are wonderful and what a fantastic idea they had!!
    Cant wait for the brownie celebration…

  15. oh my, i think i can literally taste how delicious this drink is through the computer screen thanks to those beautiful pictures! wow does this look good – i’m loving all things apple right now!
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  16. You know I love all your margarita recipes.
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  17. oh my goodness, with Cointreau even… the taste, well, I can only imagine

  18. I’ve never had an apple margarita…but I would never say no to it. Parties at your place must be really really fun!

  19. love margaritas! never had an apple one though.
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    • Hey Mercedes..give it a try I really enjoyed them, most of the apple margaritas I found were frozen with no real apple juice..yuck!!

  20. That is genius!!! No wonder I call you “La Diosa de las Margaritas!” :)

    I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Fall! :)

  21. I love the idea! Very tempting.



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