Mixology Monday With The Leveretts - Maíz Tierno Margarita (Sweet Corn Margarita)

August 29, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Hey There!

We really like corn!! Thanks to TikTok, corn is having a moment right now! We are on board and came across a recipe by Lauren Grant from @ZESTFULKITCHEN and had to give a shot! Yes this margarita is infused with sweet corn, and it is better than I imagined! The overall flavor is not super corn forward... the end result is silky smooth with a little kick. We hope you enjoy! As always, if you make any of our drinks, take a picture and share them with us online! Instagram ---> @ staynfocusimages

This makes 1 drink! Let's get started!



Here's what you need:

For Garnish
1-2 Sprigs of Cilantro
1 Mini Elote (optional)

Lime Juice & Salt / Chili Mixture

For Drink
4 oz. Sweet Corn Kernels (about ⅔ cup, about 1 ear of corn)
1 tablespoon Agave Syrup
12 Cilantro Leaves
4 oz Tequila Blanco
1/2 oz. Grand Marnier
2 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

You will also need a shaker cup, muddler, fine mesh strainer, tumbler or margarita glass and 2 small plates to help rim your glass. As well as all ingredients a tools outlined for the optional elote.


Let's Make the Mini Elote!

  1. I adjusted my recipe for Elote Inspired Airfryer Corn Ribs and substituted with halved baby corn.
  2. Find the full recipe here: Elote Corn Ribs
  3. Note: Mini elote was skewered after cooking then sprinkled with lime juice, chopped cilantro and cotija cheese.


Let's Make the Drink!

  1. Cut kernels off one ear of corn. 

  2. Add to microwave safe dish and add a little water, cover with plastic, and microwave until the corn is steamed (approx 1:30). Set aside. 

  3. Use about 1/2 ounce of lime juice and salt /chili mixture to rim your glass. Set aside.

    • Mixture includes same dry ingredients as the airfryer elote : garlic, chili powder, salt, pepper, paprika

  4. In your shaker cup, add:

    • Corn

    • Cilantro

    • Agave Nectar (1 tbsp)

  5. Muddle Well (approx. 2 minutes; the corn will begin to release liquid)

  6. Add Remaining Ingredients:

    • Tequila (4 oz.)

    • Lime Juice (2 oz.)

    • Grand Marnier (1/2 oz.)

    • Ice

  7. Shake Well

  8. Add Ice to your rimmed glass and strain in cocktail 

  9. Garnish with cilantro and optional elote or lime wedge

  10. Enjoy!


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"I cant imagine a more beautiful thing. It's corn! I can tell you all about it! I mean look at this thing...!"

~Corn Kid 2022


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