National Margarita Day Recipes

National Margarita Day is Tuesday, February 22—perfectly timed for Taco Tuesday—and we’ve got your bar covered with a selection of margarita recipes in all types of flavors.

Hibiscus Margarita

Ingredients:hibiscus margarita
1.5 oz El Tequileño Platinum
2 oz Sweetened hibiscus juice
.5 oz Freshly squeezed lime juice
.5 oz Agave syrup
Garnish: Hibiscus flower

Add ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake until ice cold and strain into a rocks glass over cubed ice. Garnish with a Hibiscus flower.

Recipe by El Tequileño.


Blue Nectar Sriracha Marg

Ingredients:margarita recipe
2 ounces Blue Nectar tequila
1/2 ounce triple sec
2 ounces fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce
1 jalapeño pepper cut into wheels
Salt for rim

Salt the rim of your glass by placing a small amount of Sriracha on a plate, dipping the rim of the glass with Sriracha, then dipping the rim in salt. Place ice in a cocktail shaker with ice, then add in tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and Sriracha. Shake vigorously, then pour the margarita into the glass. Garnish with a jalapeño wheel and enjoy.

Recipe by Blue Nectar Tequila.


Heat Wave (Spicy Marg)

Ingredients:spicy margarita recipe
2 oz. Ritual Tequila Alternative
1 oz. fresh lime juice
1 oz. triple sec
0.5 oz. agave nectar
½ jalapeño pepper
Basil Leaf
Tajin or Valentina Seasoning (for rim)

Pour Tequila Alternative over jalapeño and basil, sliced lengthwise, in a cocktail shaker. Let sit at room temperature for at least 15 minutes. The longer, the spicier. Add lime, triple sec, agave and ice. Shake shake shake. Pour over ice into a Tajin-rimmed glass. Garnish with jalapeño slices and basil.

Recipe by Ritual Zero Proof.


Yuzu Margarita

Ingredients:yuzu margarita recipe
1.5oz of Hornitos
0.5 oz peach schnapps
0.5 oz ginger liqueur
0.5oz yuzu juice

Shake and pour over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a spicy salt rim and flower.

Recipe from Sushi Garage. Photo by Juvia Group.



Ilegal Passionfruit Margarita

Ingredients:margarita recipe
1.5 oz Ilegal Joven
.75 oz agave
.75 oz lime
.75 oz fresh passionfruit syrup

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake. Dump the contents into a rocks glass with a tajin rim.

Recipe by Coastal Kitchen + Daiquiri Bar Joe Mele, GM and Beverage Director for Ilegal Mezcal.


Toasty Cactus Pear Margarita

Ingredients:margarita recipe
3 oz Fresh Victor Cactus Pear & Pomegranate
1.5 reposado or añejo tequila (100% agave recommended), or aged mezcal
¼ tsp ground cinnamon (or .5oz cinnamon syrup*)
Garnish: 1 cinnamon stick

In a cocktail shaker, add all ingredients, fill the shaker with ice, shake well (to chill and dilute) and strain over ice in a 10-12oz glass. Add garnish and serve.

Recipe by Fresh Victor Mixers.


Blood Orange-Jalapeño Margarita

Ingredients:blood orange margarita recipe
1.5 oz of jalapeño-infused Casamigos Tequila
¾ oz Grand Marnier
¾ oz Blood Orange Agave
¾ oz lime juice
Halo Del Santo Salt for rimmer

For Blood Orange Agave:
½ oz. The Perfect Purée Blood Orange Concentrate, thawed
agave syrup

Combine 2:1 agave to water and dilute. Mix Blood Orange Concentrate with one ounce agave and stir to combine. Rim glass with salt. Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Strain into rimmed glass and garnish with blood orange wheel and jalapeño slice.

Photo: Brynna Ringling. Recipe by The Perfect Purée of Napa Valley.

Cuervo Watermelon Margarita

Ingredients: watermelon margarita
1 1⁄2 oz. Jose Cuervo® Tradicional® Plata*
3 oz. blended and strained watermelon juice
1 oz. fresh lime juice
3/4 oz. orange liqueur
Lime wheel

Slice watermelon into 1 inch cubes. Blend in a blender until smooth. Pour through a sieve to remove pulp. Add Jose Cuervo® Tradicional® Plata, watermelon juice, lime juice, and orange liqueur to a cocktail shaker over ice. Shake vigorously until cold. Strain into a glass over ice. Garnish with lime wheel.

Recipe by Jose Cuervo.