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Devil’s Margarita

devil's margarita cocktail
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A well-made Margarita is a pure joy to drink, but sometimes you crave a more sinful cocktail. This tasty twist on the tequila classic calls for red wine, adding a dash of color and earthiness to the mix. Quick tip: Skip the salted rim as it clashes with the wine’s acidity. Plus, it looks too much like a halo.


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  • 1 1/2 ounces blanco tequila
  • 1 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce red wine (ideally a fruity medium-bodied wine such as cabernet franc)
  • Garnish: lime wheel


  1. Add the tequila, lime juice and syrup to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.

  2. Strain into a cocktail glass.

  3. Float the red wine over the glass by slowly pouring it over the back of a bar spoon.

  4. Garnish with a lime wheel.