Naturally Sweet Margaritas

These naturally sweet margaritas are sweetened with a honey simple syrup! There’s no refined sugar (or lack of flavor) in this cocktail.


4 ounces tequila reposado
2 ounces fresh lime juice (2 limes or 4 tablespoons)
1 1/2 ounces honey simple syrup (2 tablespoons honey)
Flaky sea salt, such as Maldon
Orange bitters
Lime for serving


To make honey simple syrup, combine 2 tablespoons honey with 2 tablespoons warm water and stir until combined. (If you’re making multiple drinks, multiply the amount accordingly. The syrup can be stored several weeks in refrigerator.)

In a cocktail shaker, combine the tequila, lime juice, and honey simple syrup. Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously until fully chilled. Pour into salt rimmed glasses and add 3 dashes orange bitters to each glass. Garnish with lime.