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Meyer Lemon Margarita Recipe


These margaritas are made with fresh Meyer lemon instead of the traditional lime juice. Serve on the rocks or blended for a refreshing citrus tequila cocktail!

One of my favorite ways to use all the Meyer lemons that are growing in my backyard – cocktails!

Citrus juice is a natural pairing with liquor and I’ve been experimenting with some lemon combinations I thought would be good. I drink a ton of margaritas but have never had a lemon one, until now…

I was surprised at just how well the lemon works in place of the lime juice. I think Meyer lemons work especially well because they are sweeter than traditional lemons and also have a slight floral flavor profile.


  • Meyer Lemon Juice – Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Tequila – I prefer Blanco Tequila like Don Julio for this recipe, but you can substitute gold tequila if you would prefer. 
  • Simple Syrup – Simple syrup is a 50/50 mixture of water and sugar. I use this vanilla bean simple syrup. You can also easily make it yourself by melting sugar with water in a saucepan.
  • Coarse Salt – I use coarse salt to put around the rim. This is traditional with margaritas, but not mandatory.
  • Dehydrated Lemon Slice – I like to use a dehydrated lemon slice as a garnish. This is optional and if you don’t have any you can just use a fresh lemon wedge instead or nothing at all. 

How To Make

Meyer lemon margaritas can be served on the rocks or blended. I usually enjoy my margaritas on the rocks, but this one is really good blended. It basically gets turned into a frozen lemonade cocktail. 😋


Obviously you’ll need a blender if you want to serve this margarita blended. Just add all the ingredients except the salt and lemon garnish to a blender and blend. It’s that easy!

On The Rocks

To make this margarita on the rocks, you’ll need a cocktail shaker. Fill the shaker halfway with ice, then add the tequila and simple syrup. Shake, then pour into a margarita glass filled with ice.

Meyer Lemon Margarita Recipe

A margarita made with fresh Meyer lemons instead of the traditional lime juice. Can be served on the rocks or blended. 

  • Author: Jessica Pinney
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Cuisine: Mexican


2oz Meyer Lemon Juice

2oz Blanco Tequila

1oz Simple Syrup (I use this one)


Coarse Salt (optional)

Dehydrated Lemon Slice (optional)



Add lemon juice, tequila, simple syrup and 1 cup of ice per cocktail into a blender. Blend well.

If making a salt rim, spread coarse salt out on a plate. Dip your margarita glass in water, then in the salt.

Pour blended margaritas into the glass, garnishing with a dehydrated lemon slice (if desired).

On The Rocks

If making a salt rim, spread coarse salt out on a plate. Dip your margarita glass in water, then in the salt. Add ice to a margarita glass.

Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add the lemon juice, tequila, and simple syrup. Shake well, then pour into your glass.


  • Calories: 224

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