Margaritas are deceptively simple — tequila, lime, and some orange liqueur — but there are about as many varieties as there are reasons to drink one. Do you want it frozen or on the rocks? Salt or sugar rim? Fruit-flavored or classic? While purists will argue that there's only one true way to drink one, we believe that part of the fun of the drink is the variety. Maybe sometimes you want a frozen blueberry margarita with a salt rim, other days, you go classic. And some days, you just want it all.
With that in mind, we've rounded up eight margarita recipes to match any mood. Just be careful— when they taste this good, it's easy to have one too many.
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Mango Margaritas With Sugar Salt Lime Rim As it turns out, it's relatively easy to make your own fancy rim — just add some lime zest (hey, you're squeezing limes anyway!) and you've already upped your margarita game.
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Berry Lemonade Margaritas Just about any lemonade is perfect mixed with triple sec, tequila, and a squeeze of citrus.
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Spicy Cucumber Margaritas The jalapeño adds heat, the cucumber cools it down. The tequila makes us want to dance on a table top.
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Frozen Strawberry Basil Margaritas Strawberry and basil are a classic summer combo for a reason. Do yourself a favor and blend a batch of these up on a warm day, find a rooftop, and kick your feet up.
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Strawberry Sangarita And lo, did the margarita and sangria combine, and it was good.
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Avocado Margaritas Has avocado toast finally met its match?
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Pitcher Style Margaritas For A Crowd Sharing is caring, as our first grade teacher always told us. Somehow, we don't think she was referring to margaritas, but, hey, it works!
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Watermelon Margarita File under: "Dangerously delicious." (A.k.a. don't forget there's booze in here!)
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Cranberry Margarita Poor cranberry, no one thinks of it much after Thanksgiving is over. That is, until these margaritas made them just a bit more memorable.
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Strawberry Dragon Fruit Margaritas We promise if you can get your hands on a dragon fruit, the rest of this recipe is fairly easy — and has major wow factor.
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Frozen White Peach Mango Margaritas If you can't get fresh fruit, frozen works in a flash — especially because it's all getting blended up with ice eventually anyway.
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Blood Orange Rosemary Margaritas While margaritas remind us of sand between our toes, citrus is technically in season in the winter, which is why we say why wait until summer to imbibe? Here, sprigs of rosemary make the drink a bit more cold weather friendly, while plenty of blood oranges remind us both of colder temperatures and warmer days.
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Frozen Blueberry Margarita Smile! Some drinks are just worth staining your lips an unnatural shade for.