Pink Lemonade Margarita (Pink Senorita Cocktail)
The Pink Lemonade Margarita (or Pink Senorita Cocktail) is a pretty-in-pink, softer twist on the traditional margarita, with lemons instead of limes. It’s refreshing summertime perfection!
Pink Lemonade Margarita
I love margaritas. It’s as simple as that.
The tart lime, the tequila, and the salt-rimmed glass. It’s just “me”.
Well this Pink Lemonade Margarita, also known as a Pink Senorita Cocktail, has a couple of fun little twists. It ditches the usual limes for lemons and then incorporates fresh mint. I never thought I’d like the lemon so much – but I was happy to be proven wrong!
This cocktail is softer than a classic margarita recipe, with the addition of pink lemonade. It’s the perfect pretty-in-pink sipper for enjoying an evening with girlfriends, celebrating Mother’s Day, or relaxing on the porch on a summer afternoon!
More Margarita Recipes
I wasn’t kidding about my love for the margarita! Check out all my margarita recipes here:
- Classic Margarita, the basic margarita cocktail, start here!
- Rhubarb Margarita, fun (and super pretty!) in spring and summer, when rhubarb is plentiful.
- Prosecco Margaritas, a big-batch recipe…with bubbles!
- Jalapeno Mezcal Margarita, a fabulous smoky-spicy combination!
- Orange Margarita, my “wintertime margarita”, when citrus is ultra wonderful.
- Margarita Recipe for One and a Crowd, perfect for entertaining!
Pink Lemonade Makes a Great Margarita!
I like to keep lemonade on hand all summer long. We drink it with sweet strawberries, from the local strawberry patch in June. And with raspberries, straight from our garden in July. We simply muddle the berries in our glasses using the back of a spoon, and often top off the drink with some bubbly chilled club soda.
This pink senorita is the cocktail version of that summertime lemonade drink. And I just have to say, tequila and lemonade were meant to be together!
Ingredients needed for this drink
Grab yourself the following ingredients and let’s get started!
- Raspberry lemonade
- Blanco tequila
- Lemon juice, plus slices for garnish
- Orange liqueur
How to Make a Pink Lemonade Margarita
Just combine those ingredients with ice in a glass, give it a good swirl, and you’ve got one pretty drink in your hand! It’s as easy as that!
And to add even more flair, grab yourself from fresh raspberries.
Those ruby red berries love to show off in this pink lemonade margarita!
How to Salt a Rim
I’ll never turn down a salted rim on a margarita. Never!
A salt-rimmed glass adds beautiful contrast to this cocktail. And it’s super easy to make. All you need is a glass, a lemon wedge, and a small dish of course salt.
Simply run the cut side of a lemon wedge around the rim of your glass. Then dip the wet rim into the course salt, straight down and then straight back up. Do not twist the glass in the salt, or you risk losing some of the granules that are already attached.
For the salt, use course kosher salt or any specialty margarita salts. I have this inexpensive margarita salt, in its own dipping dish with sealable lid, and it works great. And I was given this bamboo bar rimmer as a gift, which is extra lovely when entertaining.
Bubbly Drink Variations
It’s so fun to add bubbles to margaritas! Here are a couple versions that I like.
Club soda adds a bubbly effect that’s super refreshing. It also dials back the alcohol percentage, which makes it fabulous for an afternoon of summer porch sitting. Simply use a slightly bigger glass than you normally would for this drink, and then top it off with a bit of chilled club soda.
Prosecco and Champagne lend an extra level of celebration to this pretty pink drink, making it especially lovely for Mother’s Day or a special girlfriend gathering. If this sounds good to you, be sure to also look up my Prosecco Margaritas, which is a very popular recipe here!
How to Make a Pitcher of Pink Margarita
This tequila lemonade cocktail recipe is easy to double, triple, quadruple, etc. This works great for entertaining, when you want to serve something special but don’t want to take time away from your guests to mix individual drinks.
To make a big-batch recipe for entertaining, add to a pitcher:
- 32 ounces raspberry lemonade
- 12 ounces tequila
- 8 ounces lemon juice
- 4 ounces orange liqueur
Chill pitcher in the refrigerator for a few hours, until your guests arrive. In the meantime, prepare the salt-rimmed glasses and set aside.
To serve, add ice to individual glasses and pour the margarita mix over ice. Give a stir to incorporate and further chill the drinks, and garnish with lemon slices, raspberries, and mint. This amount will give you eight cocktails.
What to Serve With a Margarita
A great Mexican meal always puts me in the mood for a margarita. Here are some of my family’s favorite Mexican recipes:
- Grilled Margarita Shrimp – I could eat this every single week!!
- Taco Salad with Creamy Taco Dressing – We make this ALOT!
- Grilled Chipotle-Orange Salmon – So pretty, a favorite when we entertain.
- Carnitas – Our kids LIVE FOR this meal!
- Easy Fish Tacos with Roasted Pineapple – So pretty and delicious!
- Roasted Mexican Cauliflower – A fun, flavorful side.
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A few more pink drinks for you:
- Pink Coconut Frost Cocktail from Spicy Southern Kitchen
- Tickled Pink Cocktail from Pizzazzerie
- Pretty Pink Gin and Cranberry Martini from Sugar and Charm
- fresh lemon wedge, optional for a salted glass rim
- coarse salt, optional for a salted glass rim
- 4 oz. raspberry lemonade
- 1-1/2 oz. blanco tequila
- 1 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 oz. orange liqueur - I prefer Cointreau, but Triple Sec or Grand Marnier are good substitutions
- crushed ice
- Lemon slices, raspberries, and mint, optional garnishes
- To rim the glass (optional): Place some salt on a small plate. Rub lemon wedge around rim of glass. Dip wet rim into the salt, straight down and straight up. If you twist the glass, you risk some of the salt rubbing off.
- To make the cocktail: To a glass, add raspberry lemonade, tequila, lemon juice, and orange liqueur. Add crushed ice to nearly fill the glass. Stir the drink with a spoon for a few seconds to incorporate and chill the drink. Garnish with a lemon slice, raspberries, and mint, if desired.
To add a bubbly effect, use a slightly bigger glass than you normally would, to allow some extra space. Then top off the drink with a bit of chilled club soda. This is super refreshing and dials back the alcohol percentage. You could also top of the drink with chilled Prosecco or Champagne!
To make a big-batch recipe for entertaining, add to a pitcher: 32 ounces raspberry lemonade, 12 ounces tequila, 8 ounces lemon juice, 4 ounces orange liqueur. Chill in refrigerator until ready to serve. Prepare salt rimmed glasses. To serve, add ice to glasses and pour margarita mix over ice. Garnish if desired. Makes 8 drinks.
adapted from delish.com
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 521Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 18mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 5gSugar: 44gProtein: 2g
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