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This pink lemonade margarita (pink señorita) is a softer, lighter, and friendlier version of a traditional margarita. The flirty pink color looks gorgeous in a glass next to the lime, raspberries, and mint. While it's simple to make, it looks and tastes like a celebration!
A little sweet, a little tart, and all things pink. This rose-colored margarita is as tasty as it is pretty. Sometimes we get fancy and call it a Pink Señorita Cocktail as the blushing pink color and vibrant red raspberries deserve a girly name.
There's no mistaking that this is a margarita, but it is much lighter than the classic recipe. The pink lemonade adds a wonderful flavor and mellows out the booziness of a classic marg.
A pink lemonade margarita is an ideal sipper for a girls' night out, Valentine's Day, or a sunny afternoon. It's also easy to make in a pitcher, making it an easy party cocktail!
Ingredients in a pink lemonade margarita
Making a pink lemonade margarita is much like making a classic margarita. The only difference is the addition of pink lemonade and some fun garnishes.
- Raspberry Lemonade – We usually use Simply Lemonade as the price is right and the flavor is nice. But you can opt for any pink lemonade that is available in your grocery store.
- White tequila – White tequila, which is also known as silver tequila or tequila blanco, has a mild flavor that goes well in this cocktail.
- Triple Sec – This is an orange-flavored liquor. You can also use Cointreau or Grand Marnier.
- Lime juice – Fresh lime juice is always best as bottled lime juice has a flavor that is different than fresh. If fresh limes aren't available, try to buy a bottle of organic lime juice as the flavor is better.
Should I use lemon or lime juice?
We tested this recipe with grapefruit juice, lemon juice, and lime juice. Here's what we found:
Grapefruit juice – This version was our least favorite. Just like in our grapefruit margarita recipe (which we love), we found that we needed to add lime juice to give the cocktail enough of a citrus flavor.
Lemon juice – We liked this version, but it wasn't our top choice as the lemon juice took away from the margarita taste. But if you only have lemons on hand, use them rather than make a trip to the grocery store.
Lime juice – This was the clear winner. Using lime juice made this taste like a margarita and worked well with the sweet pink lemonade.
Make it fizzy!
Turning this into a fizzy pink margarita is easy; simply use sparkling pink lemonade! And rather than adding all the ingredients at the same time, add the other ingredients first and the sparkling lemonade last.
How to make pink lemonade margaritas for a party
Making a big pitcher of pink lemonade margaritas is a great way to serve them to a crowd. Start by adding some ice to a pitcher – big chunks of ice work great as they don't melt fast. If you buy a bag of ice and there's a big piece in the bag, use that. Then add the ingredients and give them a stir. That's it!
- Two parts pink lemonade
- One part white (blanco) tequila
- Half part triple sec
- Half part lime juice
For example, you could use 2 cups of pink lemonade, 1 cup of tequila, ½ cup of triple sec, and ½ cup of lime juice.
When to serve a pink lemonade margarita
There's hardly an occasion that wouldn't be made better if you had a pink margarita in hand. But the gorgeous color makes it ideal for when you want a feminine touch.
- Valentine's Day
- Mother's Day
- On a patio
- Lunch with the girls
- A wedding shower
- All summer long
- A bachelorette party
- Breast Cancer Awareness events
- 2 ounces pink lemonade
- 1 ounce white tequila
- ½ ounce triple sec
- ½ ounce lime juice
- Raspberries, mint, and lime slice (to garnish)
- Salt the rim of a glass by running a cut lime over the rim then dipping it into salt. Add a handful of ice to the glass.
- Place a handful of ice in a cocktail shaker or mason jar. Add the pink lemonade, tequila, triple sec, and lime juice and stir for about 30 seconds.2 ounces pink lemonade, 1 ounce white tequila, ½ ounce triple sec, ½ ounce lime juice
- Once your margarita is cold, strain it into your salt-rimmed glass and garnish with raspberries, mint, and a slice of lime.
We have thoroughly tested this recipe for accuracy. However, individual results may vary. See our full recipe disclosure here.