Almost every culture has a signature cocktail; for the people of Mexico that drink is the margarita. Over the years the traditional margarita has evolved into many different, yet delicious, variations, from the traditional margarita to margarita popsicles. We found five of the best recipes the internet has to offer to help you celebrate Mexican culture, or just relax after work.
This drink is a classic for a reason. The mixture of lime and tequila is a perfect thirst quencher on a hot day. For an authentic feel salt the rim and add a lime!
1 1/2 ounces tequila
1 ounce orange liqueur
¾ ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice
Lime wedges (optional)
If you want salt-rimmed glasses, begin by running a lime slice around the top part of the glass. Fill a shallow bowl or plate with salt, dip the rim in the salt until it is coated with a desirable amount of salt. Set the glass aside. Add tequila, lime juice, and orange liqueur to a shaker and shake until combined. Finally fill the previously set aside glass with ice and pour in the margarita mixture. Serve immediately with a lime for garnish if desired.
Recipe found at: gimmesomeoven.com
Pink Lemonade Margarita
This margarita blends (pun intended), together the American staple of lemonade with the Mexican powerhouse that is tequila, to create a delicious hybrid. As a bonus it is such a fun shade of pink how could you not love this drink!
2 cups of pink lemonade
½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1 cup triple sec
1 cup tequila
Lime Wedges (optional)
Combine lemonade, lime juice, triple sec, and tequila in a pitcher and stir. When ready to serve put the mix and some ice into a shaker and shake until mixed (usually about 30 seconds). Serve over ice. Feel free to add a lime wedge for garnish!
Recipe found at: the2seasons.com
If you are looking for a margarita that is a little sweeter than the traditional cocktail, a margarita float is a perfect alternative. It uses sorbet to add a sweeter flavor and unique texture to the drink. As a bonus you have many flavor options as any flavor of sorbet can be used.
1 oz Water
1 oz Tequila
3 Scoops sorbet of your choosing
If you’d like to salt the rim of your glass do that first by running a lime slice around the top part of it. Fill a shallow bowl or plate with salt, dip the rim in the salt until it is coated with a desirable amount of salt. Mix together water, tequila, and sorbet. For ours we used a limoncello sorbet. Mix together thoroughly. Pour mixture into salt rimmed glass and add garnish if desired. Finally, enjoy your drink!
Recipe found at: julieblanner.com
Are you more of a beer lover? Don’t worry, we’ve got a margarita just for you. Instead of using extra sweeteners this drink is mixed using a beer of your choosing to give it the flavor of a beer but with the added buzz of tequila!
1 (12 oz.) bottle of beer Corona Light
6 oz. frozen limeade (defrosted)
4 oz. Tequila
Lime slices (optional)
Combine beer, tequila, and limeade in a pitcher. Mix well. Do not shake mixture as it will cause the beer to foam. Run a lime around the rim of a glass and dip the glass into salt. Fill glass with crushed ice, and pour picture over top. Serve with lime garnish.
Recipe found at: hellolittlehome.com
These margarita pops are perfect for when it is so hot out that a regular margarita just won’t cut it. They do take some extra prep time, so if you see a heat wave coming be sure to get these delicious popsicles in your freezer because they take about 5 hours to freeze.
1 1/4 c. fresh lime juice (about 8 limes)
1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1 c. water
1/4 c. tequila
2 tbsp. orange liquer
2 c. Frozen Mango
2 c. Fresh or Frozen Strawberries
4 limes, sliced 1/4″ thick (15 slices)
15 3-oz. paper or Dixie cups
15 wooden spoon or popsicle sticks
Margarita or coarse salt, for garnish
Make the margarita base in a large glass or pitcher. Stir together lime juice, sweetened condensed milk, water, tequila, and orange liqueur. Divide 1/3 of the mixture between five paper cups. Pour 1/3 of the base into a blender and blend with frozen mango, adding water if necessary, until mixture is creamy and smooth. Pour into 5 more paper cups. Rinse the blender and pour the last 1/3 of the margarita base into the blender and add strawberries. Blend and add water as needed until smooth. Divide mixture into the last 5 paper cups. Insert a Popsicle stick into the center of each slice of lime and place on each cup. Make sure that there is no room between the lime slice and the margarita mixture. Freeze until solid. When you are ready to serve your margarita pops cut open the cups with scissors and peel away from the pops. Sprinkle with margarita salt if desired.
Recipe found at: delish.com