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Black margarita with black salt rim on a black background with limes in the background.

Black Margarita

  • Author: Veronika | thehealthfulideas
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Vegan


This Black Margarita is the perfect spooky Halloween cocktail!


Units Scale

Black salt:

  • 1 tbsp fine sea salt
  • 1 activated charcoal capsule
  • 1 lime wedge (for the glass rim)


  • 1 1/2 oz blanco Tequila
  • 1/2 oz Cointreau (or other orange liqueur)
  • 1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 dash orange bitters (optional)
  • 1/2 oz maple syrup (or agave or simple syrup)
  • 1 activated charcoal capsule
  • Ice cubes


Black salt:

  1. Add the fine sea salt to a small bowl and open up the charcoal capsule. Mix well and transfer to a small shallow plate. 
  2. Run the lime wedge along the rim of your glass and dip it in the black salt. Set aside.


  1. Add the Tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, orange bitters, and maple syrup to a cocktail shaker. Open up the capsule and add the powder to the shaker. Add a handful of ice and shake for a few seconds.
  2. Pour into the prepared glass over ice and enjoy.


  • I like to add a splash of orange-flavored sparkling water sometimes to make the drink less strong. You can also serve this in a margarita glass without the ice which is more traditional.
  • If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, you can use a mason jar.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 197
  • Sugar: 15.3 g
  • Sodium: 3.4 mg
  • Fat: 0.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.1 g
  • Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 0.1 g

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