Applebee's Perfect Margarita
This isn't just the restaurant's popular drink, it's also a "perfect" margarita recipe. It has just the right proportions of tequila, Cointreau, Grand Marnier, sour mix and lime juice. Hint: use a homemade sour mix instead of the bottled kind.
recipe at a glance
4 stars - 11 reviews
ready in: under 30 minutes
serves/makes: 1recipe id: 9953
1 1/2 ounce Cuervo or 1800 gold tequila
3/4 ounce Cointreau
3/4 ounce Grand Marnier
1/2 ounce lime juice
2 ounces sour mix
Chill glass well. Mix all ingredients and pour into chilled glass.
294 calories, 0 grams fat, 27 grams carbohydrates, 0 grams protein per serving
. This recipe is low in sodium. This recipe is low in fat.
ratings & reviews
|May 3, 2013 Valerie's Review
This margarita has a really good balance of flavors. Definitely use a good brand of tequila, that makes all the difference!
Oct 29, 2013 Guest Foodie
I was a bartender at Applebee's and I agree that it's the sour mix that will throw this off. Make your own and you'll do better as the bottled stuff just doesn't cut it. Otherwise this recipe is quite close.
Jul 3, 2013 jacquie
I've made this several times but will be making it in a big batch for the 4th of july fireworks tomorrow. It's perfect and everyone thinks I make the best margaritas!
Jan 6, 2012 Guest Foodie
Make sure you use fresh squeezed lime juice. The stuff you buy is NOT the same. Was a bartender at applebee's in college...
Oct 14, 2009 Guest Foodie
only thing missing is .5 oz simple syrup
Oct 30, 2007 Apple Girl
The liquor in this recipe is right, but the reason it doesn't taste the same as when made at the store is because Applebee's uses a signature sweet 'n sour mix that you can't get anywhere else. Unless you work at an Applebee's and your management allows you to buy a case of it. Really nothing compares to their sweet n sour, so no matter how hard you try with this maragarita it without it, it will never taste as good!
Oct 13, 2007 Me
I worked at Applebee's for 5 years as a bartender. This recipe is close. To the reviewers that did not like this recipe I suspect you are using a bottled sweet and sour mix. Bottled sweet and sour is very strong and otherwise not good. Try making your own.
Jul 19, 2007 Guest Foodie
This recipe is nowhere near Applebee's Perfect Margarita. Not sweet, like Applebee's, and the alcohol:mixer ratio is ridiculous.
Jul 1, 2006 ragtag
this recipe works best frozen..... delicious!
Please note: Feb 4, 2006 Southern Belle
I have tried Prefect Margaritas at every place in town and none can touch Applebee's. They sre absolutely delish!!!!
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