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4 Flavorful Margarita Recipes for Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

May 5, 2021

Mix things up this Cinco de Mayo with one of these twists on the classic margarita

By Lauren Daniels 

Featured photo by Jordan Nix

Tequila lovers everywhere have been counting down the days to Cinco de Mayo — and it’s finally here! While margaritas are this festive holiday’s go-to beverage, we’re highlighting some refreshing remixes of the classic cocktail. Here are four flavor-filled margaritas to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

Blood Orange Margarita

Blood Orange Marg

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. tequila
  • 2 oz. blood orange juice
  • 1oz. triple sec
  • ½ oz. simple syrup
  • ½ oz. lime juice
  • sugar or salt for rimming
  • orange twist for garnish

Directions:

Rim glass with sugar or salt. In shaker with ice, add tequila, blood orange juice, triple sec, simple syrup and lime juice. Shake and pour into glass over ice. Garnish with remaining orange twist.

Spicy Pineapple Margarita

spicy marg

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. tequila
  • 1 oz. triple sec
  • 2 oz. pineapple juice
  • ½ oz. lime juice
  • 1-2 jalapeno slices
  • kosher salt and chili powder for glass rimming

Directions:

Combine kosher salt and chili powder, rim glass. In shaker, muddle 1-2 jalapeno slices. Add ice, along with tequila, triple sec, pineapple juice and lime juice. Shake and pour into glass over ice.

 Pink Cadillac Margarita

margarita

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. tequila
  • 1.5 oz. cranberry juice
  • 1 oz. triple sec
  • ½ oz. sour mix
  • ½ oz. lime juice,
  • lime wedge for garnish
  • sugar for rimming

Directions:

Rim glass with sugar. In shaker with ice, add tequila, cranberry juice, triple sec, sour mix and lime juice. Shake and pour into glass over ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Strawberry Basil Margarita

strawberry marg

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. tequila
  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • 1 strawberry, sliced
  • 3-4 basil sprigs

Directions:

In shaker, muddle strawberry slices and 2 basil sprigs. Add ice, along with tequila, simple syrup and lime juice. Shake and pour into glass over ice. Garnish with remaining basil sprigs.

 

Lauren

Lauren is a corporate maverick turned serial entrepreneur who is passionate about community, education and collaboration. She is the founder and CEO of Sumptuous Spirits, a bartending company and lifestyle brand that curates bar services and digital content to amplify the cocktail experience. Since 2016, Sumptuous Spirits has grown to a team of 20+ staff members; curating over 1k bar experiences in Michigan and Illinois for companies including Google, We Work, Bumble, Fashion Nova, Footlocker and more. Lauren enjoys spending time with her husband and son, watching reality TV, traveling and reading. Keep up with Sumptuous Spirits at sumptuousspirits.com and on Facebook and Instagram at @sumptuousspirits.

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