Under 30 Minutes

Morning Margarita

Two guest-star ingredients turn a typical happy-hour margarita into a sunny brunch beverage: Orange marmalade adds a bittersweet tang, and El Guitarron agave wine ($15, cordelwine.com) comes from the same plant as tequila but has about half the alcohol, so you can toast over French toast without needing a siesta.

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  • Servings: 1

Photography: Peter Ardito

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July/August 2017


  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice, plus lime wedges for rim and garnish
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 ounces El Guitarron agave wine
  • 1/2 ounce Cointreau
  • 2 teaspoons orange marmalade
  • 1 teaspoon superfine sugar
  • Orange wedges, for garnish


  1. Moisten the edge of a glass with lime wedge, then dip it in salt. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add agave wine, Cointreau, lime juice, marmalade, and sugar; shake 30 seconds. Fill glass with ice, strain drink over top, and garnish with orange and lime wedges.

Cook's Notes

For a sweeter taste, switch in apricot preserves for the marmalade.