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17 Flavored Margarita Recipes for (Almost) Every Flavor

From frozen strawberry basil to spicy jalapeno, these flavored margarita recipes add a fun twist to this classic cocktail.

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Once you learn how to make a margarita the classic way (3 parts tequila, 2 parts Triple Sec, 1 part lime juice), you can add other fruit juices, fruit puree, herbs and more. A flavored margarita recipe will get you started, but feel free to break from the recipe and experiment with your own favorite ingredients.

Test Kitchen tip: When you’re adding flavor, start slowly and build your way up. It’s always easier to add more frozen strawberries or mango juice than it is to take those ingredients out.

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Classic Lime Margarita

A classic margarita recipe doesn’t need anything other than tequila, Triple Sec and fresh lime juice. This recipe calls for blanco tequila, which is the best tequila for margaritas, according to our Test Kitchen.

(Counting calories? Here’s how to make a skinny margarita.)

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Frozen Sriracha-Mango Margarita

Loaded with mango nectar and mango chunks, this frozen drink is tropical and refreshing. The sweetness of the fruit helps offset the spiciness of the Sriracha, giving this mango margarita a unique and fun twist.

(Here are other ways to upgrade a margarita.)

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Jalapeno Grapefruit Margarita

One of our best margarita recipes, this spicy grapefruit margarita gets a kick from fresh jalapenos. But when you’re working with a particularly potent flavor profile (such as jalapeno), be very careful not to overpower the batch by using too much.
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Frozen Strawberry-Basil Margarita

Fresh, fruity and cool, this strawberry-basil margarita may be the perfect summer cocktail. Here’s how to make a frozen strawberry margarita, step by step.
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Blue Curacao Margarita

This margarita uses Blue Curacao instead of Triple Sec for a fun spin on a classic cocktail. The vibrant blue drink will make you think you’re on the shores of a Caribbean island.

(For more tropical cocktails, check out these Tiki drink recipes!)

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Watermelon Margarita

This frozen watermelon margarita is the perfect drink to serve at backyard summer barbecues. As you’re preparing it, use these tricks for how to cut a watermelon.

Test Kitchen tip: When you’re making frozen margaritas, you generally want to add less juice and more fruit or ice.

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Frozen Coconut Margarita

Take your cocktail to the tropics with this refreshing coconut margarita. It’s a smooth, tangy treat made with cream of coconut as well as lime.

(Love coconut? Try these pina colada-inspired recipes)!

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Grapefruit Margarita

If you take our classic margarita recipe and swap the lime juice for an ounce of grapefruit juice, you’ve got yourself a grapefruit margarita! Add a drizzle of grenadine to create a beautiful sunset look.
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Frozen Lemon-Berry Margarita

Made with berries and lemonade concentrate, this frozen margarita recipe is a cool summer treat. Since the tequila is optional and there’s no Triple Sec, it can be a family-friendly beverage, too!

(Looking for other mocktail recipes? Here’s how to make a virgin margarita.)

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Melon Margarita

Melon liqueur dramatically changes the flavor and color of a classic margarita—and it also makes it sweeter. If you’d like your melon margarita a little more tart, our Test Kitchen recommends cutting back on the liqueur just a tiny bit.
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Frozen Ginger-Raspberry Margarita

Ginger and lime are a classic cocktail flavor combination, and we added raspberry for a surprising fruity twist. This cocktail is perfect for spring or summer parties.
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Kumquat Margarita

If you’re looking for a unique margarita, then look no further than this kumquat margarita recipe. Kumquats are in season during the winter months, so use this drink to bring a bit of sunshine to a winter gathering.
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Frozen Blueberry-Mint Margarita

This frozen blueberry-mint margarita is super easy to make—just add a cup of frozen blueberries and four fresh mint leaves to a classic lime margarita recipe and blend.
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Amaretto Margarita

This amaretto margarita adds a touch of Italian flair to the classic lime beverage. If you enjoy the taste of amaretto, try these other amaretto cocktails.
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Frozen Cherry Margarita

With cherry juice and frozen pitted cherries, this margarita recipe is packed with sweet, tart flavors. (Our Test Kitchen compared multiple brands to find the best blender for mixing up delicious drinks like this one.)
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Peach Margarita

This summer, pick up some fresh peaches for this white peach margarita recipe. It’s so good that you’ll want to buy extra peaches to freeze and use later! Then, consult our margarita guide for all kinds of expert tips.

Katie Bandurski
Katie is an Associate Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in writing and email newsletters. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and combing through antique shops.
Teddy Nykiel
Teddy is an associate digital editor at Taste of Home specializing in SEO strategy. As a home cook herself, she loves finding inspiration at the farmer's market. She also enjoys doing any sport that involves water and taking long walks with her black lab mix, Berkeley.

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