Something about margaritas just makes everything right in the world. Not to mention they’re also arguably the best alcoholic beverage ever invented.
You can be sitting in your living room, but the moment you take that first sip of a delightful marg, you suddenly find yourself transported to an island oasis. Whether it’s frozen or on the rocks, there’s just nothing like an ice cold margarita.
Sometimes, you just need to know when to give up and have a margarita.
HERE ARE FIVE OF THE BEST MARGARITAS IN THE WORLD:
1. Strawberry Coconut Margaritas
- 2 oz Grand Marnier
- 1 1/2 oz silver tequila
- 2 oz lime juice
- 2 oz coconut water
- 2 oz cream de coconut
- 2 1/2 oz strawberry simple syrup [recipe]
- Lime + fresh strawberries for garnish
- Salt + sugar + toasted finely shredded coconut for the rim
Wet the rim of your glass with a lime and dip in a mix of margarita salt + sugar + toasted coconut. Combine tequila, Grand Marnier, simple syrup, coconut water, cream de coconut and lime juice with ice in a cocktail shaker and shake for a minute. Pour over ice in lime slices and add a few strawberries.
2. Cherry Beer Margaritas
- 12 oz can frozen limeade concentrate
- 12 oz cherry flavored soda
- 12 oz bottle of Corona Light
- 12 oz Jose Cuervo
- Kosher salt, for rimming glass
- Lime & cherries for garnish
Wet rim of glass with lime and dip in sale. Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher and stir. Serve over ice and garnish with lime & cherry.
3. Spicy Jalapeño Margaritas
For this recipe, we will be infusing tequila with jalapeños, so you will need to give yourself a day or so to make this marg.
- 3 cups plain tequila
- 1 cup Grand Marnier
- 1.5 cups fresh lime juice
- 1 cup simple syrup (or sub agave syrup to taste)
- lime & jalapeño slices for garnish
- salt for the glasses, optional
Jalapeño Infused Tequila:
- 1 cup tequila
- 1/2 a sliced jalapeño
Make the jalapeño tequila by adding the jalapeño to the tequila and letting it sit at room temp. After a day, remove the jalapeños and pour tequila into a small glass. Mix together the margarita ingredients in a cocktail shaker and pour into a margarita glass. Add a few drops of the spicy tequila to taste to finished margaritas. Your jalapeño tequila will be very spicy – start with less, you can always add more!
4. Blackberry Margarita
- Lime wedges
- 1 cup tequila
- 1 cup blackberry juice
- 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
- 1/2 cup Cointreau
- Ice cubes
Moisten the rims of 4 glasses with lime and dip into slat. Place into freezer to chill. Combine tequila, blackberry juice, lime juice and Cointreau in a pitcher. Remove glasses from freezer and serve margaritas over ice. Garnish with lime. Makes 4 margaritas.
5. Prickly Pear Frozen Margarita
- Prickly pear cactus juice [buy here]
- Frozen margarita
Mix 3 parts prickly pear cactus juice with 1 part tequila. Swirl this 1 fl oz of this mixture into an already made frozen margarita. Enjoy!
I can’t wait to try all of these. Happy National Margarita Day! Share if you love margaritas!