Fresh Italian Margarita Recipe Video

By on August 20, 2014

In my last article, Tulsa Knows Good Margaritas, I went in search of some of Tulsa’s best margaritas. I felt so inspired after my journey that I had to create a fresh new margarita of my own and share it with my dear friend and TulsaFood writer Margaret Vasileva.

Sooner Produce

I started off looking for the perfect lemons and limes for my homemade sweet and sour. As I was driving by the Sooner Produce Farmer’s Market at 91st and Harvard, I decided to stop and see if they had what I needed.

Heather Tisdale shopping

There they were, beautiful, fresh lemons and limes. I picked the best ones then was off to find the rest of the ingredients for my margaritas. Since I was meeting some of the team for lunch downtown, I popped into Whiskey Business for the first time.

Whiskey Business

If you’ve never been there, you need to go soon. They have a great selection of a variety of products and a one of a kind vibe. I started off looking for a good limoncello, and the one that was recommended was perfect.


IL Tramonto Limoncello liqueur is special because it is made with 100% lemons from the Amalfi coast in Italy. When I was in Pompeii a couple years ago, I was able to see some of these lemons and I couldn’t believe how big they are! They are known for their size and because they have very few seeds, making them perfect for limoncello making. I still have a tiny bottle of it that I bought on my trip!

Once I found the right limoncello, I needed to find the perfect tequila. Once again, the experts at Whiskey Business did not disappoint.


If you read my last article, then you know that I recommend a 100% Agave Silver or Blanco tequila. This Milagro Silver is triple-distilled and made with 100% estate grown blue agave, plus the bottle is gorgeous! Now that I had everything I needed for my margaritas, I headed over to the beautiful showroom at Kitchen Concepts to whip them up for Margaret and I!

Below is the full recipe:

Italian Margaritas

Italian Margaritas


1 part Limoncello
1 part tequila (100% Agave Silver or blanco tequila recommended)
2 parts sweet and sour (recipe for homemade sweet and sour below)
lemon slices for garnish, optional
fresh basil for garnish, optional

1. Add limoncello, tequila, and sweet and sour to a shaker with 1 cup of ice and shake until blended and chilled.
2. Serve over ice in pretty glasses with a basil leaf and lemon slice.

Homemade Sweet and Sour

1 cup water
1 cup sugar
6 limes, juiced
4  lemons, juiced

1. Bring 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar to a boil and stir until sugar is dissolved.
2. Remove from heat and add the juice of 6 limes and 4 lemons.
3. Chill, covered in the refrigerator. (Can be made up to a week ahead of time.)

Download Printable Italian Margarita Recipe


Click here to view my Tulsa Knows Good Margaritas article!

Heather Tisdale

About Heather Tisdale

A world traveler who has studied cuisine in places like France and Mexico, Heather followed her passion to pursue a higher education in both Business and Culinary Arts. With a background in television and media, getting involved with food media with national publications like The Pioneer Woman, The Food Network, Land O' Lakes and Parade Magazine on internship were a perfect fit. She owns the personal chef company The Rebel Chef, is the House Chef at Kitchen Concepts, and does recipe development for Hasty-Bake Grills. Heather is the former editor, and now a food and recipe writer for Tulsa Food.