Manny’s Margarita

Who loves a fresh Margarita? Everyone at the Studio! This is our go to recipe cocktail after a long hot day on the set. He learned a variant of this recipe from his good friend Mr. Springman. The key to this recipe is using silver (clear) tequila, your favorite high end orange liqueur and freshly squeezed limes and oranges, which both brightens and naturally sweetens the cocktail. Blood oranges are a great choice if they’re in season as they tend to have a nice tartness and add a beautiful deep red color to the drink.


Manny's Margarita

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Yields: 2 drinks


  • 4 oz silver tequila
  • 1 orange – juiced
  • 2 limes – juiced, 1 for garnish
  • 2 oz. orange liqueur
  • club soda
  • salt


  1. Cut a wedge of lime and run the wedge on the rim of two highball glasses.
  2. Pour salt onto a small plate and salt the rim of each glass by turning the glass upside down and pressing the limed rim down against the salt and rotate the glass back and forth for a few seconds.
  3. Set glasses aside.
  4. Juice the 2 limes and the orange to create a citrus mix, set aside.
  5. Add ice to a cocktail shaker and to two 2 glasses.
  6. Add tequila and orange liqueur.
  7. Add 4 oz. of the citrus mix into the glass (retain extra for next round).
  8. Cover shaker tightly and shake well.
  9. Pour into each glass.
  10. Top off with splash of club soda or seltzer, give a quick stir.
  11. Garnish glass with lime slice or wedge. ¡Salud!


Manny Kivowitz is an award winning video and commercial Director / DP who early in his career developed his love of cooking while working with Peter in more studios than we care to count.

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