Margaritas can be made in a blender or served on the rocks, and we're certainly not here to tell you that one way is better than the other. A marg is a marg, after all -- and we'll take it any way you'd like to make it! Still, if you're looking to blend your way to happiness, these are the recipes to try.
There are three basic ingredients that make a margarita: tequila, triple sec, and fresh lime juice. The rest is up to your imagination! Here are 8 delicious margarita ideas that play off the classic recipes. Mix yourself one of these sweet 'n' tangy drinks (salted rim optional but definitely recommended).
Skip the green food coloring. We've raised the bar for Saint Patty's Day desserts. These blondies are enriched with Irish coffee-inspired flavors -- ground coffee in the batter, whiskey in the sugar glaze. And you don't have to pull out the heavy stand mixer: A bowl and a wooden spoon will do.
Dancing with the flavors of the tropics is simple when mangoes are on hand. This upside-down cake offers a dazzling showcase -- the ripe fruit nestles in a simple caramel, its golden hues and honeyed taste deepening as it bakes. Banana and rum add more tropical notes and help keep the cake moist, from first bite to last crumb.
Toast the bounties of the Thanksgiving table with cocktail in hand. There's something for everyone in this collection of festive drink recipes that includes hot ciders, crowd-pleasing sangria, sparkling wine cocktails, and nonalcoholic beverages.