The Pink Cadillac Margarita is a riff on a Cadillac Margarita. Why is it called a Cadillac Margarita? Because it's made with "top shelf" ingredients like Grand Marnier instead of Triple Sec and employs a pricier tequila. In fact, a few folks claim Patron invented the Cadillac version to promote their newly launched "premium" tequila.
As for the beginnings of the Pink Cadillac, who knows?? Maybe it was even inspired by Elvis' famous 1955 Pink Cadillac. I'm going with that because it's cool and makes me happy. But it would also be cool if it was named after the 1989 Clint Eastwood movie, Pink Cadillac where he drove around bounty-hunting Bernadette Peters in his vintage pink Cadillac. Seriously, you can't get much cooler than Elvis and Clint Eastwood.
2 Oz. Tequila Reposado
1 Oz. Grand Marnier
1 Oz. Fresh Lime Juice
1/2 Oz. Agave Nectar
2 Oz. Fresh Cranberry Juice
2 Drops Angostura Orange Bitters
Pink Himalayan Salt Mix Rim & a Sugar Dipped Lime Slice
Rim a cocktail glass with lime then dip in the Himalayan salt.
Shake the ingredients with ice to chill then pour into an ice filled lowball glass.
Garnish and serve.
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There are versions of this recipe that use Chambord in place of the cranberry juice but those recipes are all over the board and most sound way too sweet. The tartness of fresh cranberry juice seems a better balance with the Grand Marnier.
Pink Cadillac Day is celebrated every September 1st.