Most people can recite the health benefits of the mighty avocado—loaded with nutrients, antioxidants and plenty of that good fat—but few think of it as a cocktail ingredient. This Margarita recipe doubles down on the green, muddling the superfruit with fresh mint and jalapeño for a warm-weather sipper that will make you feel good in more ways than one.
The Margarita is one of the most popular cocktails in North America—for good reason. Combining the tang of lime and the sweetness of orange liqueur with the distinctive strength of tequila, our classic Margarita strikes all of the right keys.Although many people reach for premade sour mix, we highly recommend using fresh lime juice. The end result is—let's face it—superior.When talking Margaritas, it’s easy to get lost in stories about who invented the drink or get mired in debates over salt versus no salt; blended or frozen; triple sec, Cointreau or Grand-Marnier. In our opinion, this version is the tried-and-true recipe for the best Margarita you can make. Memorize it, and you’ll always impress.
Who says you can’t have spring and summer all in one glass? Two warm-weather booze titans come together in this fun, fizzy punch of sparkling rosé and strawberry- and basil-infused tequila. Pro tip: Opt for a bubbly on the drier side to keep the flavors from leaning too sweet.
Enjoy the heat with this refreshing pineapple Margarita that boasts a touch of spicy jalapeño. Because what goes better with pineapple and tequila than a hit of chile heat?
The beautifully simple Old Fashioned gets a Mexican makeover with the addition of reposado tequila and a hit of allspice dram.
What’s better than a Frozen Margarita? A pink Frozen Margarita!
Created in the 1970s, the Tequila Sunrise adds tequila to the citrusy and sweet ingredients popular in many cocktails during the party decade. Make this classic cocktail for a small sunrise whenever you want it.
While the Margarita is one of the most popular cocktails in North America, its origins are shrouded in mystery. There are almost as many stories about who invented the margarita as there are margarita recipes. Some like them blended, others with a sweetener, but many argue the best margarita recipe is this classic one. Memorize it and you’ll never fail to impress.
Mezcal in a Martini? Try this olive juice-spiked concoction.
The classic Last Word cocktail goes south of the border.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby at the same time.
Don’t fear: This crimson cocktail gets its bite from bold blanco tequila, not venom. Agave nectar and muddled blackberries soften that bite with a hint of sweetness, and give the Black Widow its signature spooky hue. Don’t forget the fresh basil and blackberry garnish for the full effect.
This tequila, apple, grapefruit juice and ginger cocktail is no runner-up.
Serve a big bowl of this festive mezcal concoction at your next party.
Mix up this flower of a cocktail.
The short trip from Cuba to Mexico makes for a drastic change in flavor for the classic Mojito. Blending mint and tequila, this warm weather drink is an excellent Cinco de Mayo cocktail.
A great orange-and-ginger twist on the classic Margarita.
A really good tequila can make a really good Martini.
You don't have to drink this out of a coconut shell, but...
A refreshing twist on the classic.
Sweet, tart and ice cold. Plus a big slug of tequila.
One part tequila and one part St-Germain. Simple but elegant.
Tired of Margaritas? Try this simple tequila and pineapples juice cocktail.
The perfect punch to put any fiesta into gear.
Climb aboard a tequila and espresso delight.
The classic tequila shot gets a master mixologist’s upgrade.
It doesn’t get much simpler than this easy take on the classic.
Pineapple, tequila and rosemary collide in this fresh, complex drink.
Make a roomful of people happy all at once.
Sweet-and-tart pomegranate is the ideal addition to this Margarita variation.
You need authentic Mexican grapefruit soda to make an authentic version of the tequila classic.
A quick and easy version of the Margarita with a refreshing lemon-lime flavor.
Muddled strawberries and cilantro bring out tequila's fresh side.
Want to party like Sammy Hagar? Try his signature Margarita recipe.
South of the border…Irish-style.
Red pepper and chile pepper powder make this Margarita almost too hot to handle.
A happy marriage of Italy and Mexico.
Who says a Bloody Mary needs to be made with vodka? Try this tequila take on the classic.
A refreshing Margarita with a cucumber twist.
Rum and honey syrup make an unusual but delicious version of the classic.
Red bell pepper is an unusual ingredient, but it works well in this sweet-and-spicy tequila cocktail.
The spicy kick of ginger is a welcome addition to this update of the Margarita.
Fire up a traditional tequila shot with a little hot sauce.
All the flavors of a Margarita are distilled down into this tasty shot.
If only the precipitation in the United States was this delicious…
Tropical fruit, crème de cacao and fine tequila will please your palate.
A dressed-up tequila shot that’s ready to go out.