13 Margarita Recipes To Try

February 15, 2018

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Stephanie Goraczkowski

We're coming up on National Margarita Weekend, so we thought you all could use a few new brews to sip and taste. If you don't want to bundle up and head to your local watering hole, it's time to break out the sea salt and cocktail shaker and start mixing up some of these unique margarita recipes at home. Cheers!

 

 

Agave

Classic Agave Margarita

This classic margarita is a standard go-to when you just want an easy, good margarita and don't want to fuss with any additional ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz white agave tequila
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp agave syrup
  • Ice, as needed
  • Lime wedge, for garnish

Get the full recipe here

 

 

Prickly Pear

Prickly Pear Margarita

A pink margarita! One part fancy, one part cactus. No seriously, a prickly pear is a cactus fruit. But don't worry— this recipe calls for premade prickly pear syrup, so you don't have to worry about getting poked.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups white agave tequila
  • 3 cups freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 cups prickly pear syrup 
  • 1 cup orange liqueur (Cointreau or Triple Sec)
  • Coarse pink salt, for rimming glasses
  • 1 lime wedge 

Get the full recipe here

 

 

mango

Mango Margarita

This is a fruity, refreshing blended margarita that goes well with salty chips and salsa. (Or guac! Always guac.)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup white agave tequila
  • 1 cup orange liqueur (Cointreau or Triple Sec)
  • 2 jars (20 oz) mango chunks, drained
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 whole limes
  • 2 Tbsp decorators sugar

Get the full recipe here

 

 

jalapeno

Spicy Jalapeno Margarita

This spicy margarita will put a little jump in your step. It's a hot take on a traditional margarita, but requires you to infuse your tequila, so make sure you allow yourself enough time to make them ahead of time.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups white agave tequila
  • 1 cup Grand Marnier
  • 1.5 cups fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup simple syrup (or substitue agave syrup to taste)
  • Ice, as needed
  • Lime & jalapeño slices, for garnish
  • Salt, for rim
 
Jalapeño infused tequila:
 
  • 1 cup tequila
  • 1 sliced jalapeño

Get the full recipe here

 

 

apple

Apple Margarita

I'm sure you've heard of an apple-tini before, but how about combining apple with your tequila instead? This versatile recipe also suggests you take out the Apple Pucker and add more apple juice instead, for a more punchy, less-sweet flavor. Serve blended or on the rocks!

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz white agave tequila
  • 1 oz Apple Pucker
  • 1 oz apple juice
  • 1/2 oz sour mix
  • 1 cup of ice
  • Apple wedge, for garnish

Get the full recipe here

 

 

winter

Winter Pomelo Ginger Margarita

I had never heard of a "winter margarita" before, but this is by far my personal favorite. There are so many great flavors in this one, and the ginger adds such a nice spice to the tequila. Definitely the best for winter sipping by the fire.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz tequila anejo
  • 1 (12-oz) lemon-lime soda, chilled
  • Juice of 1 to 2 pomelos
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • Grapefruit wedge, for garnish

Get the full recipe here

 

 

champagne

Champagne Margarita

Champagne isn't just for New Year's toasts and brunch mimosas. Add it to your tequila, and do a new, festive *drink clink* to an innovative and creative you.  

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup white agave tequila
  • 1 bottle champagne (about 3 cups)
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup orange liqueur (Cointreau or Triple Sec)
  • Lime wedges, for garnish
  • Salt, for rim

Get the full recipe here

 

 

chipotle

Chipotle Margarita

I bet you were wondering when a pepper margarita was going to pop up. Well, here it is! The great thing about chipotle is how it creates a smoky, spicy flavor that pairs so well with tequila, orange, and lime.

Ingredients:

Get the full recipe here

 

 

gin marg

Gin Margarita

This concoction has been lovingly coined as a "Margatini" but I also like to call it a "Gin-rita" to give the gin it's spot in the limelight. This recipe swaps your standard tequila for gin, and while all gins have different flavors, it's a surprisingly refreshing drink regardless of what kind you use.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz gin
  • 1 oz orange liqueur (Cointreau or Triple Sec)
  • 3/4 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Agave nectar or simple syrup, to sweeten
  • Ice, as needed
  • Salt, for rim
  • Lime wedge, for garnish

Get the full recipe here

 

 

pepper jelly

Pepper Jelly Margarita

Some people are into pepper jelly, and some not so much. Chances are you have a few jars of this lying around the house from all those charcuterie baskets you got from the holidays (let's be real: the cheese was gone in one day, right?) Now is a good time to use up that pepper jelly... in a margarita!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup white agave tequila
  • 1 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup orange liqueur (Cointreau or Triple Sec)
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup green pepper jelly

Get the full recipe here

 

 

lavender

Lavender Margarita

A floral take on a classic. This margarita looks goregous, tastes delicious, and smells amazing. You can never go wrong with a little lavender.

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz white agave tequila
  • 1 oz lavender simple syrup
  • 1/2 oz orange liqueur (Cointreau or Triple Sec)
  • 1/2 lime
  • Sugar
  • Dried lavender 

Get the full recipe here

 

 

cucumber

Cucumber Margarita

Cucumber tastes refreshing in water, so why would tequila be any different, right? This is a simple, yet classy recipe that would pair well with cocktail hour and carry over into a standard dinner drink.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup white agave tequila
  • 2 parts orange liqueur (Cointreau or Triple Sec)
  • 6 parts fresh lime juice
  • 2 parts simple syrup
  • 1 cucumber

Get the full recipe here

 

 

orange margaritas

Frosty Orange Margarita

Look out, mimosa! There's a new brunch margarita in town. This easy recipe will go great with your toast and eggs. (Or, you know, whatever time of day you decide to start drinking margaritas.)

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz white agave tequila
  • 3 oz orange liqueur (Cointreau or Triple Sec)
  • 1.5 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • Ice, as needed
  • Coarse salt or sugar, for rim

Get the full recipe here

 

 

And there you have it. A ton of great ways to whip up a new margarita this weekend. While you're at it with the margaritas, try out a recipe from our 8 Taco Recipes To Try Today blog and make a whole darn fiesta out of it!

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