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.
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
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)
2 oz. Ritual Tequila Alternative
1 oz. fresh lime juice
1 oz. triple sec
0.5 oz. agave nectar
½ jalapeño pepper
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.