Spooky Margarita

According to Liquor.com, There’s no way to say who invented the Margarita. It’s no surprise there are a multitude of stories, involving actors, socialites and myriad bars and restaurants with heartfelt breast-beating stories of authenticity—some taking place in Mexico, some here in the U.S. “It’s not really a Mexican cocktail; it’s more of an Americanized, Tex-Mex cocktail,” says bartender and the co-owner of Brooklyn’s Leyenda, Ivy Mix. “You don’t drink Margaritas in Mexico; you drink Palomas.”

Being as it may, the Margarita is one of my all-time favorite cocktails, and since Halloween is also one of my favorite holidays, I figured I’d pay homage to both with this month’s Cocktail Corner!


  • 2 oz Tequila Blanco (Don Julio or Espolon work nicely)
  • 1/2 oz of Cointreau (substitute with Grand Marnier, not Triple Sec)
  • 1/2 oz Fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 oz Organic Agave Syrup
  • 1/2 tsp Activated Charcoal


  1. Mix the tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, agave syrup and activated charcoal in the shaker with lots of ice.
  2. Shake vigorously.
  3. Strain into a black-salt-rimmed glass
  4. Garnish with a lime wheel or edible flower.

This should be a fun twist to show off to your friends this Halloween – You can get the Activated Charcoal and Black Salt on Amazon!