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cocktail glass filled with a creamy yellow cocktail and garnished with cilantro.

Maíz Tierno Margarita (Sweet Corn Margarita)

  • Author: Lauren Grant of Zestful Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 2 margaritas 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: No-cook
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Lightly sweetened and delightfully creamy, this sweet corn margarita is the stuff of summer dreams. So let’s raise a glass and pledge to drag out summer as long as we can!




  • 4 ounces sweet corn kernels (about ⅔ cup, about 1 ear of corn)
  • 1 tablespoon agave syrup
  • 12 cilantro leaves
  • 4 ounces tequila blanco
  • 2 ounces fresh lime juice

Chili Margarita Salt

  • 2 tablespoons Morton kosher salt
  • ¾ teaspoon chili lime seasoning (such as Tajin), or chili powder


Place corn in a small glass bowl, add a splash of water, cover with plastic wrap and microwave on high until steamed and tender, 1½–2 minutes; drain.

Add corn to a cocktail shaker with agave and cilantro and muddle until corn starts to release liquid, about 2 minutes.

Add tequila and lime juice, fill shaker with ice, secure lid, and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled.

In a shallow bowl or plate combine salt and chili lime seasoning. Run a lime wedge around the rim of two rocks glasses; dip in salt mixture to rim glasses with salt.

Strain margarita through a fine mesh sieve into prepared glasses; garnish with cilantro and serve.

Keywords: sweet corn margarita, margarita, cilantro margarita

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