5 Delicious Margarita Recipes

There’s no better drink to kick back with and chill than a margarita. Making one for yourself is even better. The only thing you need for your culinary concoction of choice is the addition of a few more ingredients and a couple of spins around the blender. Grab a fork a glass, and check out these five delicious recipes for five different types of margaritas.

Classic Margarita

This is the Queen of all margaritas! In other words, the genesis of it all.

You will need:

•           One part of orange liqueur

•           One part of sugar (Cointreau)

•           1.5 to two parts of tequila

•           Half a fresh lime

Pour it all in a container, shake it for a while, then serve it with some ice cubes and garnish your drink with a slice of lime. The best part about this drink is that you can use any drink mixers you want – make sure you use good quality tequila.

Margarita Recipes

Jalapeño Margarita

For those who like things spicy, this is the drink for you.

You will need:

•           Jalapeño pepper slices

•           Lime juice

•           Tequila

•           Cointreau

•           Pinch of salt

The peppers should be muddled in a glass jar or cocktail shaker before adding to the glass. Alternatively, you can also use Tajin instead of salt. In this recipe for a fiery margarita, you’ll notice no added sugar. There’s no need to go overboard when it comes to sugary drinks. The small amount of sugar in the Cointreau brings out the best in this cocktail.

Skinny Margarita

Don’t let the name fool you. This drink packs quite a punch! A skinny margarita is a refreshing drink low in calories and sugar.

You will need:

•           Lime juice

•           Tequila

•           A dash of maple syrup

•           Orange juice (instead of Cointreau)

For the toppings, you can use orange peel shavings. If you are feeling extra indulgent, add more agave nectar. According to Medical News Today, agave nectar is a healthy alternative to simple syrup. Plus, it has far fewer calories. If you want a thicker version, add more ice.

Strawberry Margarita

For those with a sweet tooth, this might be the one for you. A strawberry margarita is a classic Mexican cocktail, and it’s refreshing and can be made with different flavors. A strawberry Margarita with a fruity flavor is delicious and is perfect for summer. You can also add some other fruits to the drink. If you don’t want to stick with the strawberries, you can add other fruits. If you’re looking for a healthier version, try adding a few pieces of lime to the mixture.

You will need:

•           Cointreau

•           Tequila

•           Lime juice

•           Agave or simple syrup

•           Frozen strawberries

•           Ice

To make a strawberry margarita. You will need a blender and a bottle of muddled strawberries. Then, combine the remaining ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake. This mixture should be smooth and frothy. To make a great-looking strawberry margarita, use fancy rimmed glasses. You can also garnish the glass with a slice of strawberry.

Prickly Pear Cactus Margarita

Suppose you have never tried a prickly pear margarita before. You are in for a treat. This prickly pear drink is both fruity and refreshing. This drink is best made when the fruit is in season.

You will need:

•           Two fluid ounces sweet and sour mix

•           One fluid ounce lime juice

•           One fluid ounce triple sec

•           Two fluid ounces of tequila

•           One fluid ounce prickly pear syrup

•           Coarse salt

First, make sure you have a prickly pear. The cactus pear fruit’s color comes from syrup. To achieve the vibrant pink hue:

1.         Make sure you have a sharp knife handy.

2.         Smush the cactus pulp into the filter. You can use this syrup in your cactus pear margarita recipe.

3.         Garnish the drink with a lime wheel and a sprinkle of salt.

The cactus-like pears have a melon-like flavor and aroma. You can also use them in frozen desserts like paletas and agua fresca.

Conclusion

Of course, the recipe you choose will ultimately depend on your drinking preferences. If you like them super sweet, you’re better off choosing one of the options that call for a simple syrup. If, however, you are like most people and prefer to taste the authentic flavor of citrus and grape, then Strawberry or prickly pear margarita is the one for you. Although there is no wrong answer for making your margarita, there is always a new way to enjoy the process. Cheers!