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Nimbu Pani Margarita

This classic Indian refresher just got an adult twist. The lime is cooling and perfect for the summer while the chaat masala, kala namak and pepper seem odd they are traditional to Nimbu Pani.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Party, Cocktails, Cocktail, Bar
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 people


  • Shaker
  • Margarita glasses
  • Spoon
  • Plate


Nimbu Pani

  • 40 ml Lime juice fresh
  • 5 gm Sugar
  • 2.5 gm Black Salt plus more for the rim of the glass
  • 2.5 gm Chaat Masala
  • 2.5 gm Pepper powder

Nimbu Pani Margarita

  • 90 ml Tequila
  • 60 ml Triple Sec Orange Liqueur
  • 8-9 Ice Cubes


  • Black salt
  • Lime wedges
  • Mint leaves optional


  • Mix Nimbu Pani ingredients together in a shaker and set aside for a few minutes.
  • Add 4-5 cubes of ice, the tequila, triple sec and shake well.
  • Get your serving glass and wipe the rim with wet cloth. Place the glass (rim side down) in a plate filled with salt. Rotate the glass until the rim is covered in salt.
  • Add 2-3 cubes of ice into the glass and pour the cocktail mixture over.
  • Garnish with a lime wedge.


  • To make nimbu pani without any alcohol don’t add the margarita ingredients and add 400 ml of water with 5-6 ice cubes instead. You could also do 200 water and 200 soda.
  • Adjust the taste with more or less seasoning if needed.
  • You can use Cointreau instead of triple sec.
  • To make your own chaat masala, mix equal quantities of: cumin powder, coriander powder, ginger powder, pepper powder and paprika powder
  • A little lime zest at the end on top could go a long way.