The Sweater Weather Margarita

Trust me, you'll want to make this recipe.  

It's a drink that reminds you to hold on to summer while you're flying into fall, somewhat reluctantly. It's a margarita (tequila), it has honey in it, and it's blessed with a yummy, fragrant herb. What's not to love?

The Sweater Weather Margarita

Sweater Weather Margarita


  • 1 ½ oz silver tequila
  • ¾ oz fresh squeezed lime juice
  • ¾ oz fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, plus a little zest
  • ½ oz orange liqueur, like Cointreu
  • ½ oz honey thyme syrup
  • 4-6 sprigs fresh thyme
  • coarse sea salt to rim serving glass

Honey Thyme Syrup:

  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup honey
  • 6 3-inch sprigs fresh thyme


Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add tequila, lime juice, grapefruit juice, orange liqueur, fresh thyme sprigs, grapefruit zest, and syrup. Shake well until well chilled. Strain into a salt-rimmed serving glass.

Honey Thyme Syrup:

Add water, honey, and thyme to a heavy-bottomed sauce pot. Bring to a simmer until honey has dissolved. Remove from heat and let thyme steep for 30 minutes. Strain out thyme. Transfer syrup to airtight container and keep refrigerated.

Honey Thyme  Syrup

*I have adapted this recipe from

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