Recipe courtesy of John Green and John Green

Golden Margarita

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 cocktail
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1 1/2 ounces gold tequila

1/2 ounce orange-flavored liqueur, such as Grand Marnier

1 ounce fresh lime juice 

1 ounce Simple Syrup, recipe follows

1/2 ounce egg whites 

Simple Syrup:

1 cup sugar

1 cup water


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add the tequila, liqueur, lime juice, Simple Syrup and egg whites. Shake for 8 to 10 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.

Simple Syrup:

  1. Put the sugar and water in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. (Alternatively, heat in the microwave.) Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
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