Get Ready For National Margarita Day With These Recipes

The margarita is arguably one of the most popular cocktails, so it should come as no surprise that it has its own holiday. National Margarita Day is Wednesday, February 22, and we’ve compiled a collection of margarita recipes to help you get a jump start on the holiday this weekend.

Sweet Tart Mezcal Margarita

Ingredients:sweet tart margarita recipe
2 oz tamarind concentrate
2 oz Vamonos Riendo Mezcal.
1 oz orange juice
1 oz honey

Combine in a shaker. Pour over ice.

Courtesy of Bartender Carlos Rosas from Oaxaca’s Pitiona restaurant for Vamonos Riendo Mezcal.

Spicy Honey Margarita

Ingredients:spicy honey margarita
1 ounce lime juice
1⁄2 ounce Bees Knees Spicy Honey syrup
2 ounces blanco tequila
Salt and lime wedge for garnish

Rub a lime wedge around rim of a rocks glass and dip in salt. Add lime juice, honey syrup, tequila and ice to a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously until frosty and strain into the prepared rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Recipe courtesy of Bees Knees Spicy Honey.

Cucumber Watermelon Margarita

Ingredients:milagro tequila margarita
2 parts Milagro Silver
1 part fresh lime juice
3/4 part agave nectar
4 watermelon chunks
2 slices cucumber

Muddle watermelon & cucumber in a Boston shaker, add remaining ingredients. Shake and strain over fresh ice. Garnish with Tajin and watermelon and cucumber spears.

Recipe courtesy of Milagro Tequila.

Smokin’ Hot Pineapple

Ingredients:margarita recipe
2 parts Hornitos® Plata Tequila
¾ part jalapeño rosemary syrup
½ part fresh pineapple juice
½ part fresh lemon juice
2 dashes Angostura® bitters
Rosemary sprigs
Pineapple chunk

Combine equal parts sugar and water with 1 jalapeño slice and 4 rosemary sprigs and bring to a boil to create jalapeño rosemary simple syrup. Add all ingredients together in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Pour ingredients from shaker to a highball glass with ice. Garnish with a pineapple chunk and rosemary sprigs.

Recipe courtesy of Hornitos Tequila.


Habanero Passion Fruit Margarita

Ingredients:tanteo tequila margarita
2 oz. Tanteo Habanero Tequila
1 oz. Cointreau
1/2 oz. Passion Fruit Purée
1/2 oz. Lime Juice

Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass.

Recipe courtesy of Guacamigos – SoCal for Tanteo Tequila.

Smoked Rita

Ingredients:smoked rita margarita
.75 oz. Tequila
.75 oz. Mezcal
.75 oz. Orange Crema
.5 oz. Agave
.5 oz. Lime Juice
1.5 oz. Charred Pineapple Mix
FireStix, for garnish

Combine all ingredients and stir. Strain over ice in a cocktail glass.

Recipe courtesy of Lucky Day, a tequila & mezcal house in Las Vegas.


Spicy Mango Gummy

Ingredients:Rnacho La Gloria margarita
Rancho La Gloria Mango Margarita Canned Cocktail

Add chamoy to the rim of a rocks glass then rub the rim in tajín. Add ice. Fill glass with Mango Rancho La Gloria Mango Margarita canned cocktail with bubbles. Garnish with a mango chamoy gummy.

Recipe courtesy of Rancho La Gloria.


Volley Cucumber Skinny Margarita

Ingredients:Volley Skinny Margarita
1 Can of Zesty Lime Volley Tequila Seltzer
½ oz fresh lime juice
Sliced limes
Sliced cucumber
Pinch of Kosher salt

In a tin, muddle 5 slices of cucumber, two lime wedges, and a ½ oz of lime juice. Add one can of Zesty lime Volley Tequila seltzer and a pinch of salt. Tumble with ice and pour into your favorite margarita glass. Salt the rim in advance (optional). Enjoy!

Recipe courtesy of Volley.

Spicy Pineapple Margarita

Ingredients:tanteo tequila margarita recipe
2 oz. Tanteo Jalapeño Tequila
1 oz. Pineapple
1/2 oz. Lime
1/2 oz. Dry Curaçao
1/4 oz. Agave
dashes of Firewater Bitters
4 Blackberries

Directions: Muddle Blackberries in a shaker, add all ingredients over ice. Shake well and strain into an ice filled rocks glass. Garnish with a pineapple wedge.

Recipe courtesy of Rebel Republic – SoCal for Tanteo Tequila.

Make Me Blush Mezcal Margarita


margarita recipe

2 oz Vamonos Riendo Mezcal
2 oz guava
3 pieces of cherry
1 oz honey

Method: Blend guava with water and add 2 ounces in a shaker with mashed strained cherries, honey and Vamonos Riendo Mezcal. Garnish with a cherry.

Courtesy of Bartender Carlos Rosas from Oaxaca’s Pitiona restaurant for Vamonos Riendo Mezcal.

The Dano-Rita (Dano’s Tequila Spicy Margarita)

Ingredients:Dano's spicy margarita
2 oz Dano’s Pineapple & Jalapeno Tequila
1 oz Cointreau
1 oz Lime Juice

Shake all ingredients and pour over ice into a highball or rocks glass. Garnish rim of glass with Tajin sugar/salt mix.

Recipe courtesy of Dano’s Tequila.

Chica Blanca

Ingredients:margarita recipe
1.5 oz. Tequila
.5 oz. Elderflower
.5 oz. Cream de violette
1 oz. Lemon juice
.5 oz. Lavender syrup
Egg white

Combine all ingredients and shake. Pour into a cocktail glass and serve with a cloud of smoke.

Recipe courtesy of Lucky Day, a tequila & mezcal house in Las Vegas.


Tropical Peach

Ingredients:Rancho La Gloria peach margarita
Rancho La Gloria Peach
Fresh fruit

Sugar the rim of a rocks glass. Add ice. Add fresh fruit of choice such as pineapple and blueberries. Fill glass with Rancho La Gloria Peach. Garnish with a pineapple chunk.

Recipe courtesy of Rancho La Gloria.

Pica Piña Margarita

1.5 oz Fresh Victor Pineapple & Ginger Root
1.5 oz Fresh Victor Jalapeño & Lime
1.5-2 oz blanco or reposado tequila
Garnish: pineapple wedge, lime wheel, and/or jalapeño wheels

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

Recipe courtesy of Fresh Victor Chief Mixology Officer H. Joseph Ehrmann.


Spicy Verde Margarita

Ingredients:Milagro Tequila margarita recipe
1 part Milagro Silver
1 part Ancho Reyes Verde
3/4 part fresh lime juice
1/2 part agave nectar

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a poblano chile and salted rim.

Recipe courtesy of Milagro Tequila.