Almost everyone loves margaritas! Whether you are looking for a classic margarita to make at home that tastes like the ones at your favorite restaurant, or prefer something fruity, spicy, or unusual. There is an almost endless number of different margarita recipes that you can enjoy. You can drink them on the rocks or frozen, enjoy a salted rim or sugar rim and garnished with fresh lime wedges, strawberries or any number of yummy citrus fruit or berries.
To help you explore the wonderful world of margaritas, Raising the Bar KC collected some of our favorite margarita recipes. We have the classic, the fruity, the spicy, the fun, the unusual, and everything in between. Be adventurous and try out several, or even all of them! Check out our top 10 margaritas to try below. Your taste buds will definitely thank you for the experience.
Top 10 Margarita Recipes
1. Classic Margarita
8 ounces of tequila
8 ounces fresh lime juice
4 ounces triple sec
Salt (optional) and ice cubes, to serve
Classic margarita recipes are the perfect way to go. Combine the tequila, lime juice, and triple sec. Shape well. If desired, dip your glasses in salt and fill them up with ice. Strain the margarita mixture into your glasses and enjoy.
2. Peach Margarita
6 ripe peaches, peel, cut in half and pitted
1 cup tequila
1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup Triple Sec
3 tablespoons confectioners sugar
1 lime cut into wedges
Pit and peel the peaches.
Add the sugar, orange juice, and peaches to your blender. Pulse to totally smooth.
Combine the blended peach mixture with the triple sec, lime juice, and tequila, Stir well.
Add ice to glasses and pour margarita recipes to serve.
3. Fresh Strawberry Margarita
This recipe calls for fresh strawberries but if they aren’t in season you can use frozen berries instead. They can either be blended frozen or you can thaw the berries to enjoy your margarita on the rocks.
1 cup tequila
1 pound of fresh strawberries (hulled)
1/3 cup agave or honey
2/3 cup freshly-squeezed lime juice
1/4 cup Triple Sec or Cointreau
Salt for glasses (optional), ice, and lime slices for garnish and to serve.
Add the tequila, strawberries, honey or agave, lime juice, and liqueur into a blender. Pulse until the mixture is completely smooth. Allow the mixture to rest for around 3 minutes. Then sim the foam off of the top. Taste and then add extra sweetener or tequila as desired.
Serve in salt-rimmed or sugar-rimmed glasses, rub a lime wedge around the rim of each glass. Next, dip the top of the glass into a bowl of salt or sugar. If desired, garnish the glasses with lime slices and/or fresh strawberries.
To serve the margarita recipes on the rocks fill each of your glasses with ice about half full. Pour the margaritas over the ice and then serve.
Pour your strawberry margarita mixture into your blender along with 3 to 4 cups of ice to serve frozen. Pulse until smooth. Then pour into your glasses and serve.
4. Watermelon Margarita
4 tablespoons tequila
1 tablespoon triple sec
2 tablespoons vodka
1/4 cup sugar
2 cups watermelon (remove seeds)
3 cups crushed ice (to serve)
Rub rims of glasses with a lime slice and dip the glass rims into salt.
Add the rest of the lime juice to the other ingredients and put them in your blender. Pulse until smooth. Add crushed ice and then blend until the mixture is a slushy consistency. Pour into the glasses and serve.
5. Spicy Jalapeno Margarita
3 cups tequila
1 cup Grand Marnier
1 cup agave syrup or simple syrup
1 1/2 cups fresh lime juice
Jalapeno and lime slices as garnish
Salt for glasses (optional)
Jalapeno Infused Tequila:
1/2 sliced jalapeno
1 cup tequila When making our favorite spicy margarita recipes, you first need to know how to infuse tequila. Jalapeno-infused tequila is simple. Add the jalapeno to your tequila and then allow it to sit at room temperature. After one day, take the jalapenos out and pour the tequila into a glass. Mix the margarita ingredients together into a cocktail shaker and then pour in your margarita glass. Add a couple of drops of your spicy tequila into the glasses of margaritas. The jalapeno tequila is quite spicy, so begin with a small amount and add more as desired.
6. More Margarita Recipes – Blue Margarita
2 ounces blue curacao
4 ounces tequila
1 ounce triple sec
1 teaspoon superfine sugar
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 lime cut into wedges
Place the margarita salt inside a shallow dish. Take a lime wedge and rub it across the rim of each glass. Dip in rims into the salt. Add a lime wedge for garnish to each of your salted glasses.
Fill up your cocktail shaker half full with ice cubes. Add the tequila, lime juice, triple sec, sugar, and Blue Curacao to the shaker. Then shake the mixture vigorously for about 30 seconds.
Fill your glasses with ice cubes. Take the shaker and strain the margarita mixture into your glasses and serve.
7. Blackberry Margarita
12 ounces Fresh Blackberries
1 cup tequila
3/4 cup Grand Marnier
2/3 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup of water
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
For these margarita recipes, combine kosher salt and 1 1/2 tablespoon granulated sugar into a dish. Cut up a lime into wedges. Take a lime wedge and rub the rims of your glasses. Dip the rims of the glasses in the salt mix. Combine 1/2 sugar and water into a measuring cup and microwave for 2 1/2 minutes on high. Stir to dissolve the sugar and cool. Combine the blackberries, fresh lime juice, Grand Marnier, tequila, and syrup into your blender. Pulse until smooth. Strain the mixture through a sieve lined in cheesecloth over a pitcher. Use the remaining lime wedges as garnish.
8. Mint Julep Frozen Margarita
Unique margarita recipes coming right up!
10 ounces regular margarita mix
1/2 cup white bourbon or white rum
Ice (around 5 cups)
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
Combine the margarita mix, bourbon or rum and ice in a blender. Blend the mixture on low until it is smooth. Pour into a chilled glass and garnish with the fresh mint leaves.
9. Chocolate Margarita
1 1/2 ounces tequila
3/4 ounce half & half or cream
1 ounce Godiva liqueur
2 ounces of orange juice
1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
Oreos or another cookie (add to glass)
Sweet, dessert margarita recipes are perfect for hosting a party. Crush up some Oreo cookies and use them to rim your margarita glasses. Fill up a shaker with ice and then pour all of the ingredients into it. Lightly shake and pour the mixture into your glasses.
10. Champagne Margarita
Raising the Bar KC combines our two favorites for these margarita recipes – champagne and margarita.
3 ounces tequila
1 ounce of simple syrup (1 cup sugar & 1 cup water)
2 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
1 teaspoon orange liqueur
Fresh lime juice (for glass rims)
Make simple syrup: combine 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar into a small saucepan. Whisk over medium-high heat to dissolve the sugar and then bring to a boil. Remove and allow it to cool.
Prepare margarita glasses. Add fresh lime juice to a plate or bowl and add kosher salt to another plate or bowl. Dip rims of the glasses into the lime juice and then the kosher salt. Then add ice to the glasses.
Combine the tequila, simple syrup, lime juice, orange juice, and ice into a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously.
Pour the margarita mixture over the ice in your glasses and then add champagne – around 2 to 4 tablespoons.
Cheers to our Favorite Margarita Recipes
With so many margaritas above to try, you are bound to find at least a few favorites. These are all quick and easy to make, and very delicious too. Visit Raising the Bar Liquors for all the ingredients and any questions. Enjoy!