28 Top Margarita Recipes

Whether frozen, blended or on the rocks, our margarita recipes are perfect for pairing with Mexican fare or for any festive party.

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Classic Margarita

Simple, straightforward and definitely a classic: This margarita recipe is a solid crowd-pleaser.

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Agave Margarita

Do you prefer your margarita blended or on the rocks (and with or without salt)? This classic tequila cocktail made with agave syrup can be shaken and strained or whirred into a frozen slush, so there's something for everyone.

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Frozen Mango Margarita

Margaritas can be super-sweet, but Ellie Krieger's lighter version swaps most of the sugar for ripe frozen mango. Don't worry, she doesn't skimp on the most-important part — good-quality silver tequila.

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Prickly Pear Margaritas

Prickly pears are much sweeter than their spiky appearance would suggest. The cactus fruit is like a mix of watermelon and strawberry, and it pairs perfectly with classic margarita flavors.

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Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita

Michael Symon infuses this margarita with a halved jalapeno pepper and thin slices of cucumbers –– the longer it sits, the more its spicy notes and refreshing savory flavor intensify.

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Pomegranate Margaritas

This sweet-tart margarita is all fun: pink, frozen and salted on the edge to balance the flavor palate.

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Charred Orange Margarita

This margarita's special twist comes from giving the orange a quick char on the grill, and then mixing it with tequila and lemon and lime juices for a tart cocktail.

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Spicy Margarita

¡Hace calor! In this margarita, "sweet" and "heat" meet in lip-lickin' harmony.

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Chipotle Grapefruit Margarita

Ruby red grapefruit juice makes a perfect partner for smoky chipotle powder in this sweet, tangy margarita that has just a hint of heat. 

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Whole Citrus Margarita

Michael Chiarello's citrus margarita is tart, tasty and easy to make all year long. Try it at your next party.

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Pomegranate Margarita

A splash of pomegranate liqueur adds sweet-tart flavor to this traditional, simple margarita recipe.

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Lovely Lavender Margaritas

Lavender simple syrup and dried lavender on the rim give this cocktail sweet, herbal flavor and an elegant appearance.

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The Ultimate Margarita

Yes, it's true — skip the skepticism and shake up Tyler Florence's margarita to see why it's truly the ultimate take on this on-the-rocks fave.

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Watermelon Margarita Mimosa

Transform a basic margarita into a bright, bubbly drink by adding watermelon juice, orange liqueur and chilled cava.

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Frozen Cucumber Margarita

Michael Symon blends a hothouse cucumber and mint leaves into his margarita for their cooling, savory flavors.

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Grilled Citrus Margarita

Dip sliced lemons, limes and oranges into sugar before caramelizing them on the grill to create a smoky, sweet citrus juice to mix with your favorite tequila. Serve the margaritas in Mason jars for a rustic, cozy vibe. 

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Bobby Flay's Sangrita

Bobby's unique cocktail combines the savory flavors of a Bloody Mary (this one contains caramelized onions!) with the ingredients of a margarita. Perfect for brunch or sipping leisurely in the sun.

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Mint Julep Margarita

This mash-up of the Kentucky Derby classic and the must-have Mexican drink combines Southern flavors (muddled mint leaves and bourbon) with margarita staples (lime juice and orange liqueur) to form the ultimate hybrid cocktail. 

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French Margarita

Sexy Chambord and Grand Marnier take this seductive margarita to an entirely new country. Vive la tequila!

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Fresh Cherry Margaritas

Cherry liqueur and fresh cherries add unexpected sweetness to Bobby's margarita, which makes it the perfect pancake-and-waffle-brunch accompaniment.

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Top-Of-The-Line Margarita

Mexican-food expert Rick Bayless doesn't play around when it comes to his 'rita. He chooses top-shelf tequila and orange liqueur to make his truly el mejor.

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Ruby Red Grapefruit Margarita

There are few things as refreshing — or pretty — as this sweet-tart margarita cocktail.

Moonshine Margarita

Add a shot of Tennessee moonshine into the mix for a good ol' Southern twist on the classic margarita. 

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Toloache Margarita

Toloache is the name for a flowering plant used in love potions in Mexico, so it's no wonder you'll be head over heels for this hibiscus and muddled-blueberry margarita from the same-named New York City restaurant.

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Hungry Girl's Magical Low-Calorie Margarita

Craving sweet margaritas while counting calories? Why not shake one up? Thanks, Hungry Girl.

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Watermelon Margaritas

Diced watermelon turns this margarita into a sangria-like summer drink, soaking up tequila for a refreshing end-of-drink chaser.

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Smokey Margarita

Smoky mezcal gives this margarita its moniker, adding robust savory flavor to the drink and making it perfect for pairing with spicy grilled meats.

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Raspberry Lemon Margaritas

This margarita tastes like dessert, and your friends will love the secret lemonade splash.

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