Drink of the Week: Cornhusker Margarita
Drink of the Week

Drink of the Week: Cornhusker Margarita

Hello, NowOmaha.com readers! As we continue to relish these sun-soaked summer days, our Drink of the Week brings a Nebraska twist to a classic: the Cornhusker Margarita. This cocktail blends the tangy delight of a traditional margarita with a hint of sweet corn, a nod to our Nebraska roots.

The Cornhusker Margarita is a celebration of our beloved state’s agricultural heritage. Nebraska is renowned for its corn production, so what better way to toast our beautiful state than with a corn-infused cocktail? This drink uses a corn simple syrup to add a unique, sweet twist to the citrusy bite of a classic margarita.

Here’s the recipe for the Cornhusker Margarita:


For the Corn Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water

For the Margarita:

  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1 ounce corn simple syrup
  • 1 ounce triple sec
  • Ice
  • Lime wheel and fresh corn kernels for garnish


  1. First, make the corn simple syrup. Combine the corn kernels, sugar, and water in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Cook for 10 minutes, then strain and cool.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, combine the tequila, lime juice, corn simple syrup, and triple sec. Add ice and shake vigorously.
  3. Strain the mixture into a chilled margarita glass.
  4. Garnish with a lime wheel and a sprinkle of fresh corn kernels.

The Cornhusker Margarita is a fantastic way to celebrate and enjoy Nebraska’s summer season. Cheers to sunny days, warm nights, and the bounty of our beautiful state!

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