Margaritas for summer may not be groundbreaking, but when they’re this delicious, who even cares? We’ve rounded up seven seriously delicious variations—from a basic marg you can make by the pitcher to a tropical guava recipe, there’s something here for every palate.
Perfect Pitcher Margarita
Author: Two Sisters Kitchen
Ingredients: 1 750-milliliter bottle of silver tequila 2 cups triple sec 1½ to 2 cups lime juice (about 15 to 20 limes) Extra lime juice and salt for rimming the glasses (optional) 1 cup simple syrup or 1 cup sweetened lime juice
Directions: Mix all ingredients in a large pitcher. Chill before serving.
Pineapple Jalepeño Margarita
Author: The Blond Cook
Ingredients: Chili Salt: 2 Tbsp kosher salt 1 tsp chili powder
Margarita: 1 Tbsp lime juice 1 jalapeño slice ¼ cup Patrón Silver Tequila ¾ cup pineapple juice ⅛ cup triple sec Pineapple wedges and additional jalapeño slice, for garnish
Directions: Combine the chili salt ingredients and rim the glass with the mixture. Muddle the jalapeño slice with lime juice in a shaker. Place 1½ cups ice in the shaker and add tequila, pineapple juice and triple sec. Shake vigorously and pour into a rimmed glass. Garnish with pineapple wedge and jalapeño slice, if desired.
Blood Orange Margarita
Author: Garnish with Lemon
Serves: 10 to 12
Ingredients: 4 cups fresh blood orange juice 1 cup fresh lime juice 3 cups silver tequila 1½ cups triple sec ¼ cup sugar Lime wedge Kosher salt Blood orange slices, for garnish
Directions: Place juices, tequila, triple sec and sugar in a large pitcher. Stir until sugar is dissolved and beverage is chilled. Rim edges of glass with lime wedge and salt. Divide margaritas among glasses and garnish with blood orange slices, if desired.
Frozen Mango Margarita
Author: Joyful Healthy Eats
Ingredients: 4 cups frozen unsweetened mango 2 cups ice 1 cup silver tequila ¾ cup fresh orange juice ½ cup Grand Marnier 2 tablespoons agave nectar Juice of 3 limes
Directions: Blend all ingredients until smooth. Pour evenly into rimmed glasses.
Cherry Lemonade Margaritas
Author: The Speckled Palate
Ingredients: 7 ounces lemon juice 1½ cups frozen cherries 4 ounces silver tequila 1 ounce orange liqueur 1 ounce agave nectar 1 Tbsp lemon zest 2 Tbsp granulated sugar Lemon wedge
Directions: Zest the lemon, then place in a small bowl with the sugar. Stir the sugar and lemon together until combined, and set aside. Run the lemon wedge along the rim of the cups you'll be serving the margaritas in. Juice three or four small lemons. Add the lemon juice, frozen cherries, orange liqueur, silver tequila and agave nectar to the blender. Blend until smooth.
Author: Cake Over Steak
Ingredients: 1½ ounces tequila 1 ounce triple sec ½ ounce fresh lime juice 2½ ounces guava nectar
Directions: Mix all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a glass with ice.
Author: Jeremy Oertel
Ingredients: 4 ounces Angry Orchard Crisp Apple 1 ounce blanco tequila ½ ounce grenadine ½ ounce lime juice Dash of angostura bitters Lime wheel, for garnish
Directions: Combine all ingredients except cider in a cocktail shaker and shake. Pour into a rocks glass with ice and top with Angry Orchard Crisp Apple. Garnish with a lime wheel.