Margarita Recipes Ready to Toast

Classic Margaritas
Photo: Andy Lyons

Grab the chips and guac and salsa—it's time to make one of our best margarita recipes. Whether you prefer frozen margarita recipes, berry margs, or the classic margarita recipes with plenty of citrus flair, you'll love every sip of these tasty tequila cocktails.

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Low-Sugar Margarita Mix

Homemade Margarita Mix
Blaine Moats

If you tend to stock up on those premixed margs, we recommend tip-toeing into homemade margarita recipes with this ultra-easy naturally-sweetened 3-ingredient base. With fresh fruit, lime juice, and honey, it's all set to be mixed with ice, tequila, and orange liqueur to make a batch of six cocktails. Take the DIY route and it's a cinch to shake up a virgin margarita recipe—simply skip the tequila and liqueur and trade in an equal amount of lime, lemon, or orange sparkling water.

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Classic Margaritas

Classic Margaritas
Andy Lyons

Few drinks offer lip-smacking zip quite like a classic margarita recipe. Use fresh-squeezed lime juice to max out the flavor. It's quick, simple, and loaded with citrus goodness to perk up your taste buds (or help 'em cool off after some spicy salsa)!

Buy It: Blue Rocco Margarita Glasses ($40, Cost Plus World Market)

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Mango-Coconut Margaritas

Mango-Coconut Margaritas
Jason Donnelly

Take a trip to the islands—well, almost!—with this sweet-and-spicy mango margarita recipe. Coconut rum gives the cocktail tropical flavor and a chili powder-dusted rim provides the heat. Just add a tiny paper umbrella and you might just feel like your toes are in the sand.

Buy It: Spritz Drink Umbrellas ($5, Target)

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Pom-Berry Margarita

Pom-Berry Margarita
Marty Baldwin

Pomegranate juice and liqueur infuse this warm-weather beverage with lovely sweet-tart flavor. Make and freeze a big batch of the fruity mixture up to a month in advance for quick party cocktails. Trust us, this frozen margarita recipe is much better than anything you'll find at the store.

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Avocado Margaritas

Avocado Margarita
Hannah Bigot

When you're making your homemade guacamole, save an avocado to make this trendy twist on the tequila cocktail. The green fruit will make your margarita extra creamy, no dairy required. If you're in the mood for a spicy margarita recipe and want to give each sip some kick, toss in a few slices of jalapeño pepper before you blend.

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Blackberry Margaritas

Blackberry Margaritas
Jason Donnelly

Fans of sweet and fruity cocktails, this easy margarita recipe is tailor-made for you. Blackberry brandy and pureed frozen berries add two layers of fruity flavor to the mix. Rim the glass with coarse sugar to keep things sweet, or if you're into salty-sweet flavors, rim with kosher salt.

Buy It: Morton Coarse Kosher Salt ($2, Target)

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Make-Ahead Frozen Margaritas

Make-Ahead Frozen Margaritas

You'll be ready for any impromptu fiesta when your freezer is stocked with this make-ahead simple margarita recipe. Frozen limeade concentrate helps them come together in a mere 10 minutes. Then put them on ice until you're ready to shake and serve! Or, if you're feeling fancy, transfer to margarita glasses post-shake.

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Margarita Cocktail Cubes

Margarita Cocktail Cubes
Jason Donnelly

Far from a classic margarita recipe, this drink goes off the beaten path by turning a thirst-quenching sip into fun gelatin cubes. These juicy cubes are made with tequila, strawberry or lime gelatin, lime juice, and orange liqueur. Similar to Jello shots with a south-of-the-border twist, these cubes taste just like a restaurant margarita recipe but with a jiggle.

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Grilled Pineapple Margarita

Grilled Pineapple Margarita
Con Poulos

Looking to impress and really switch things up? This is the margarita recipe for you. Grilled pineapple, hot peppers, and fresh cilantro add unexpected flavor to the smoky, spicy, and sweet jalapeño margarita recipe.

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Strawberry-Banana Margaritas

Strawberry Banana Margarita
Jason Donnelly

Two smoothie-favorite flavors—berries and bananas—get new life when mixed into this blended margarita recipe. Simply puree those fruits until smooth, then stir into your drink for a fruity fusion. The banana and frozen berries give this strawberry margarita recipe a lusciously thick texture.

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Pineapple-Cinnamon Margaritas

Pineapple-Cinnamon Margaritas
Andy Lyons

You know and love cinnamon from brunch rolls, coffee cakes, and fall desserts, but probably haven't tried it in too many cocktail recipes. Yet, that is! Try life on the tropical side with our sweetly spiced margarita. Pineapple juice and a cinnamon-sugar-rimmed glass give this creative margarita pitcher recipe a punch of pleasantly sweet flavor.

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Blood Orange Margarita

Blood Orange Margarita
Greg Scheidemann

Make margarita magic in minutes by pouring the basic margarita recipe ingredients—tequila, triple sec, and lime juice—into a pitcher along with blood orange juice. Serve over ice with a slice of fresh lime. Can't find blood orange juice or don't feel like squeezing your own? Use orange or pomegranate juice instead.

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Tequila Sunrise Margarita

Tequila Sunrise Margarita
Blaine Moats

Enjoy two drinks in one by adding tangy orange juice to this grenadine margarita idea. It's ideal if you're in the mood for a tequila sunrise and a margarita—but want to stick to a single drink. Use red decorating sugar on the rim to spice up your presentation.

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Watermelon Margarita

Watermelon Margaritas
Andy Lyons

This lush margarita recipe is pretty in pink and uber-refreshing on a hot day thanks to hydrating melon. For even more summer flavor, this watermelon margarita recipe calls for homemade watermelon juice (promise, it's a breeze to make!) in the mix alongside lime juice. Garnish the cocktail with frozen watermelon cubes to keep it cool on even a scorching day.

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Guava Margarita

Guava Margarita
Andy Lyons

Sweet guava nectar complements tart lime juice beautifully in this easy yet fancy margarita recipe. Dress up each glass with a few slices of guava, a tropical fruit that grows in Mexico and Central America.

Test Kitchen Tip: Look for guava nectar in the Mexican and beverage aisles at your grocery store or find it online.

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Frozen Strawberry-Mango Margaritas

Frozen Strawberry-Mango Margaritas
Blaine Moats

Frozen fruit is a brilliant addition to any blended margarita recipe. We used mangoes and berries for an extra fruity concoction. No need to serve it on the rocks—this frozen strawberry margarita recipe will be chilly enough straight out of the pitcher.

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Sparkling Margarita

Sparkling Margaritas
Andy Lyons

If you're struggling to choose between wine or cocktail, we say, "Have both!" The crisp, lively taste of champagne or sparkling wine is the margarita recipe ingredient you probably never knew you were missing. The fizzy, naturally citrusy wine plays well with tequila, agave, and lime. Plus each glass will make your fiesta feel a little more fancy.

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