Mayan Margaritas


Our trip to the Yucatan? Well it didn’t start off exactly the way that I had hoped…

After a quick flight from DFW to Cancun International Airport, we arrived at a Yucatanian resort packed with busy families, tipsy college students, and frankly not enough staff to help incoming travelers get checked in.

Luckily, I found an oasis in the form of a mahogany and marble lined bar just south of the sweltering, sun drenched lobby. A mayan bartender greeted me with a smile and poured me the most refreshing glass of tequila and lime infused bliss, I had ever tasted — And that my friends, is what I have begun referring to as the Mayan Margarita.

From there, the trip began to get better….


First, we’ll start off by muddling limes juice, and a cpl limes in a cocktail shaker…


This honey-lime-tequila loaded libation is topped off with sparkling water for a bubbly, effervescent twist which makes it refreshing, as well as strong!

This time last year I was in the Yucatán! ???? One day I'll be back but until then I'm sipping and sharing these honey based Mayan Margaritas on my YouTube Channel. Come get the recipe! ????????

Posted by The Urban Cowgirl on Sunday, August 20, 2017

Here is the recipe for the Mayan Margaritas…

If you make it, tag me on Social Media! 🙂  I’d love to see how it turns out!

Mayan Margaritas
Save RecipeSave Recipe


Tequila Blanco - 2oz. shots per cocktail

Wedges of Lime - about 4 per cocktail (about 1/4 c. lime juice)

2-3 T honey


Sparkling Water

Optional- Salt for rimming the glasses, if desired


In a cocktail mixer, squeeze the 3 lime wedge but then add them to the cup so that you can muddle in the fragrance of the oils in the lime wedge.

Muddle the lime for 1 min.

Add the honey and tequila.

Add a scoop of ice and just a splash of sparkling water to help the shaking process.

Put the lid on the cocktail mixer and shake it for 30 seconds. Pop the lid off and pour the mixture into a drinking glass.

Top off with sparkling water.

Notes: Depending on the size of your cup you may have to toy around with the amount of honey and lime juice. It should be STRONG but sweet and bubbly.


About the Author:

My name is Sarah and I'm the Urban Cowgirl! I'm a pro chef and 7th gen Texan in Dallas. I love tacos, Tito's, true crime, and Tex Mex. I wrote a cookbook and you should check it out! It's called Urban Cowgirl, and it's available in all the usual places. :)