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There are three basic ingredients that make a margarita: tequila, triple sec, and fresh lime juice. The rest is up to your imagination! Whether you are going for a classic or looking for something more experimental, here are eight delicious margarita recipes to try. Mix yourself one of these sweet 'n' tangy drinks (salted rim optional but definitely recommended).
We start with what we've dubbed the "Perfect Margarita." The name says it all, but don't take our word for it -- have a sip for yourself.
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The classic recipe gets a fresh spin when ginger is added into the mix. The sharp tang is unexpectedly refreshing.
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The traditional margarita recipe gets a cool kick thanks to sambal-marinated cucumbers.
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Looking for something extra spicy? Drop a sweet piquante pepper along with a tablespoon of brine for some subtle heat.
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Cream of coconut makes for a silky smooth margarita. For an added tropical touch, coat the rim with toasted coconut shreddings.
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This margarita calls for chile- and lime-infused tequila and a shot of orange juice.
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This recipe calls for top-quality ingredients: Don Julio Anejo tequila, Grand Marnier, and freshly squeezed lime juice. The festive pink color comes from pureed guava.
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Warm nights call for cool cocktails, and this frozen version doesn't disappoint. Frozen sliced peaches pureed in a blender with the traditional margarita mix gives your drink a fruity burst of flavor.