The Giada - A Limoncello-Based Margarita Recipe

It's delicious. It's beautiful. It's Italian. It's the Giada.

It's also displayed on a posh, weathered Restoration Hardware-looking table that seems like something Giada would own. This drink is also easy to make, at least while we still lack huge tariffs on imports from Mexico. 

I recommend a 12-year Anejo for this recipe. But my ability for form that sentence is as far as my Tequila expertise extends so take that with a grain of salt (pun intended). 

The Giada - A Lemony Margarita from LimoncelloQuest

A couple of confessions for this post:

1) A fancier mixologist might have photographed a FULL bottle of limoncello, but I'm trying to keep it real here. My well-over-half-drained bottle proves that it's delicious...

2) I would have included Giada's last name in this post somewhere, but I can't spell it.

The Giada
Prep Time
10 mins

Servings: 1 drink
  • 2 oz Tequila
  • 1.5 oz Limoncello
  • 2 oz Lemon juice
  • 2 oz Simple syrup
  • Salt, lemon slices (for garnish)
  1. Dip the rim of a margarita glass into simple syrup, then into the salt

  2. Shake all ingredients with ice, pour into prepared glass

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The Giada - A Lemony Margarita from LimoncelloQuest

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Krista November 2, 2020

Is the simple syrup just for dipping the edge of the glass or does it go into the cocktail as well?

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