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20 of Our Best Margarita Recipes

Perfect for summer parties or Cinco de Mayo celebrations, guests will love our picks for the best margarita recipes (and all of the fun flavors)!

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Cerveza Margaritas

One sip of this refreshing drink and you’ll picture sand, sea and blue skies that stretch for miles. It’s like a vacation in a glass, and you can mix it up in moments. What are you waiting for? —Christina Pittman, Parkville, Missouri

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Be sure to check out our picks for the best tequila for making margaritas.

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Classic Margarita

A classic margarita recipe doesn’t need anything other than tequila, Triple Sec and fresh lime juice. When you’re making the cocktail, make sure you squeeze the limes correctly for the ultimate freshness. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor

Want more tips? Learn exactly how to make a margarita.

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Texas Red River Margaritas

When I lived in Texas, I decided to create a cocktail that represented my new home. I've found that blood orange juice works just as well as the grapefruit juice in this spicy margarita recipe. —Danny Schneider, Omaha, NE

Here are more tequila drinks to sip on.

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Amaretto Margarita

With this amaretto margarita, add a touch of Italian flair to the classic lime drink. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor

These are the essential ingredients in a margarita.

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Frozen Sriracha-Mango Margarita

The sweetness of the fruit helps offset the spiciness of the Sriracha, giving this mango margarita a unique and fun twist. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor

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Grapefruit Margarita

When you add a drizzle of grenadine to your finished grapefruit margarita, it sinks to the bottom of the glass, creating a beautiful sunset look. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor

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Caribbean Margarita

Caribbean Blue Margarita

For a fun spin on a classic cocktail, substitute Blue Curacao for Triple Sec. The vibrant blue margarita will make you think you’re on the shores of the Caribbean. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor

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Frozen Ginger-Raspberry Margarita

Ginger and lime form a wonderful flavor combination, so I thought I’d try adding them to my raspberry margarita. This cocktail is perfect for spring or summer parties. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor
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Margarita Floats

On a hot afternoon, what could be better than a cold margarita float? The addition of creamy ice cream really takes this treat to the next level. —Teri Rasey, Cadillac, Michigan
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Refreshing Beer Margaritas

I’m always surprised when people say they didn’t know this drink existed. It’s a really refreshing cocktail, and it’s easy to double or triple the recipe. —Arianne Barnett, Kansas City, Missouri

Find exciting ways to take your margarita to the next level.

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A homemade melon margarita served on the rocks.Taste of Home

Melon Margarita

Melon liqueur dramatically changes the flavor and color of a classic margarita and also makes it sweeter. If you’d like your melon margarita a little more tart, cut back on the liqueur just a tiny bit. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor

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Frozen Coconut Margarita

Take your cocktail to the tropics with this coconut margarita. It’s very refreshing! —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor

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Fresh Lime Margaritas

This basic fresh margarita recipe is easy to modify to your tastes. Try it frozen or with strawberries. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Learn how to make a pitcher of margaritas.

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Watermelon Margaritas

Summer’s best flavors get frosty in the cocktail we serve at all our backyard shindigs. We mix sun-ripened watermelon and our favorite tequila with just the right amount of ice for a thick and boozy sipper that’s perfect when we’re grilling and chilling.—Alicia Cummings, Marshalltown, Iowa
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Frozen Cherry Margaritas

When summer rolls around, I start thinking about all the fun drinks I can whip up to stay cool. This frozen cherry margarita is a favorite of mine. It’s so delicious, and the deep red color is amazing. —Crystal Jo Bruns, Iliff, Colorado

Psst! Here’s how to make a frozen marg.

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Pomgaritas

Pomegranate juice gives a tart and tasty twist to the traditional margarita. The ruby color is great for Christmas, but we enjoy the refreshing beverage all year long.—Bernice Knutson, Danbury, Iowa

See our complete list of essential margarita tools.

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Margarita Sangria

This sangria is reminiscent of a margarita with its tequila and agave kick! —Andrea Rivera, Westbury, New York
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A homemade blueberry-mint frozen margarita in a glass with a salted rim and a decorative umbrella.Taste of Home

Frozen Blueberry-Mint Margarita

Refreshing and fruity, you need a frozen blueberry margarita in hand this summer. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor

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Frozen Lemon-Berry Margaritas

I like to cool down with this absolutely fantastic frozen margarita recipe. It's slightly icy, thick and perfect for when you need a break. —Julie Hieggelke, Grayslake, Illinois
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Cranberry Pomegranate Margaritas

I came up with this beverage to serve at holiday celebrations for a festive twist on the traditional margarita. It's light and refreshing, and looks beautiful with sugar crystals on glass rims. —Mindie Hilton, Susanville, California

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.
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