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Smoked Margarita

Smoked Margarita

By Traeger Kitchen

Grilled, sugar-coated limes and smoked simple syrup make this margarita stand out from the rest. Make a pitcher to share for your next get-together.

Prep Time

10 Min

Cook Time

10 Min




This recipe serves:


Units of Measurement:
12 Whole limes to yield 1-1/2 cups juice
1/2 Cup turbinado sugar
3 Cup silver tequila
1 1/2 Cup Cointreau
3/4 Cup smoked simple syrup, plus more to taste
1/2 Cup cocktail salt
12 lime wedges, slit in center


  • 1

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 500℉ and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.

    500 ˚F / 260 ˚C


  • 2

    Cut limes in half, dip into turbinado sugar, and place on preheated grill flesh side down.

  • 3

    Grill for 5 minutes or until you get some char. Remove limes from the grill and juice them.

    500 ˚F / 260 ˚C


  • 4

    Add lime juice, tequila, Cointreau, and smoked simple syrup to a pitcher. Stir to combine.

  • 5

    Place cocktail salt in a low-sided dish just big enough to fit the rim of the glass.

  • 6

    Run a lime around each glass rim, dip the rim into the salt and fill the glass with ice.

  • 7

    Pour in premixed margarita mixture and garnish with lime wedge. Enjoy!

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