New Takes on the Classic Margarita

Summer (or Cinco de Mayo!) is a great time to try a new Margarita! See our list for a few new variations of this classic, summertime drink.

Mango Margarita

1 and 1/2 ounces tequila

1/2 ounce triple sec

1/2 cup of mango juice

Juice of half a lime

1 cups ice

Margarita Salt

Place cups in freezer to frost them. Mix together the drink using the liquors and juice. Remove the cups from the freezer and using some lime juice from the other half of the lime get the rim wet and then dip into the margarita salt. Scoop the ice into the cup, and then pour the drink. Garnish with lime or other fruit as desired.

Spicy Margarita

Ice

1 1/2 ounces Hornitos tequila

Ghost Blanco Spicy tequila (to taste)

1 oz. Grand Marnier

1 1/4 oz. sweet and sour mix

Paprika

Salt

Lime powder

Serrano pepper

Begin by adding ice into a glass. Pour in an ounce and a half of Sauza Hornitos tequila. Add a splash of spicy tequila and an ounce of Grand Marnier. Add the sweet and sour mix, then shake. Rim the glass with the paprika, salt, and lime powder. Garnish with a slice of Serrano pepper.

Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita

1/2 cup fresh lime juice

1/2 cup blanco tequila

1/4 cup Grand Marnier

1/4 cup simple syrup

4 thin slices cucumber

1 jalapeno, halved lengthwise

Ice, for serving

Salt for glass rims, optional

Mix together the lime juice, tequila, orange liqueur, simple syrup, cucumber, and jalapenos in a large pitcher. Chill for at least 1 hour (the longer the margarita sits, the more the cucumber and jalapeno flavors infuse into the drink). Serve over ice in salt-rimmed glasses, if desired.

Grilled Citrus Margarita

8 to 10 large limes

5 large lemons

4 oranges

1 1/4 cups superfine sugar

3/4 cup tequila

Preheat a grill on medium-high heat. Slice 2 of the limes and 1 of the lemons into rounds. Set aside. Cut the oranges and the remaining 6 limes and 4 lemons in half crosswise. Pour 3/4 cup of the sugar in a bowl. Dip the cut side of each fruit in the sugar to lightly coat. Grill the sugared fruit over medium-high heat until caramelized with char marks. When cool enough to handle, use a fork or citrus reamer to juice the grilled citrus. There should be about 2 cups of grilled citrus juice. Stir the remaining 1/2 cup sugar into the juice and add the tequila, stirring to combine. Refrigerate until chilled. When ready to serve, pour the drink mix into a large pitcher of ice. Add the sliced citrus rounds and serve over ice in glasses rimmed with sugar.

Creamsicle Margarita

1 part tequila

1 part whipped vodka

1/2 part triple sec

5 parts orange juice

Splash of lime juice

Kosher salt for rimming glass

Optional lime and orange wedges for garnish

Rim glass with kosher salt. In a pitcher or glass, stir tequila, whipped vodka, triple sec, orange juice, and lime juice. Serve over ice. Garnish with lime and orange wedges, if desired.

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