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Margarita salt on a white plate with slices of an orange on another white plate.

Margarita Salt

A custom made Margarita Salt turns an ordinary drink into a handcrafted cocktail masterpiece, and it might give you a certain reputation for knowing a thing or two about mixology. This easy cocktail salt is just the thing for next-level Margaritas, Palomas, and Salty Dogs.
Course Drinks, Pantry
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 48 teaspoons (1 cup)
Calories 8kcal


  • 2 tablespoons lime zest freshly grated, about 3 medium limes
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest freshly grated, about 1 medium orange
  • 1/2 cup coarse kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Combine the lime zest and orange zest on a baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and allow the zest to cool completely, about 20 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the salt and sugar. Add the zests and stir until evenly distributed. Divide the salt mixture between 2 (4-ounce) jars with tight-fitting lids. Store in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months.


Adapted from Epicurious.


Calories: 8kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1179mg | Potassium: 1mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg