15 Spicy, Fruity, and Surprising Margaritas for National Margarita Day

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15 Spicy, Fruity, and Surprising Margaritas for National Margarita Day

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In honor of National Margarita Day 2017, we’ve rounded up 15 of our favorite margarita recipes. Want to sip on Champagne? There’s a margarita for you! Want something you can whip up in five minutes? We have plenty of quick and easy (yet satisfying!) options. Want something that is somehow perfect for the beach and by the fire? We’ve got a recipe for that.

15 Spicy, Fruity, and Surprising Margaritas for National Margarita Day

15 Spicy, Fruity, and Surprising Margaritas for National Margarita Day

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In honor of National Margarita Day 2017, we’ve rounded up 15 of our favorite margarita recipes. Want to sip on Champagne? There’s a margarita for you! Want something you can whip up in five minutes? We have plenty of quick and easy (yet satisfying!) options. Want something that is somehow perfect for the beach and by the fire? We’ve got a recipe for that.

Añejo Signature Margarita

Añejo Signature Margarita

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This signature margarita recipe from New York City’s Añejo all that any cocktail purist could ask for. With just four basic ingredients, it’s classic, crisp, and refreshing. A classic salt rim and lime wheel garnish help to make this margarita a star in its class.

For the Añejo Signature Margarita recipe, click here.

Apple Cider Margarita

Apple Cider Margarita

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Tequila and lemon juice give this margarita serious #summergoals, while sweet apple cider and soothing cinnamon flavors make this a wonderful winter drink. With the ability to be served both hot and cold, this apple cider margarita is really perfect for any time of the year.

For the Apple Cider Margarita recipe, click here.

Avocado Margarita

Straight from the Mexico Pavilion at Epcot in Florida, this margarita is a favorite of any Disney World fanatic. Though combining avocado in your drink may seem unnatural, it adds an incredible creamy texture that simply cannot be rivaled.

For the Avocado Margarita recipe, click here.

Blood Orange Margarita

The blood orange not only adds a beautiful color to this margarita, but a sweet, citrus note that makes it Instagram-worthy and perfect for your palate. The combination of sweet, sour, and spicy notes — a result of mixing serrano chile, sweet orange, and fresh lime — creates the ultimate margarita experience.

For the Blood Orange Margarita recipe, click here.

Champagne Margarita

Champagne Margarita

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If you’re looking to add some elegance to your mid-week happy hour, look no further than this Champagne margarita. Using an entire bottle of bubbly, this cocktail is the perfect complement for a salty Mexican feast.

For the Champagne Margarita recipe, click here.

Cilantro Jalapeño Margarita

Cilantro Jalapeño Margarita

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Cilantro and jalapeño are the two boldest ingredients in guacamole, so it only makes sense that they would translate flawlessly from Mexico’s beloved dip to its most famous cocktail. Fresh cilantro and the chile add an expected layer of spiciness, which is tempered through a refreshing blend of triple sec and lime juice.

For the Cilantro Jalapeño Margarita recipe, click here.

Coconut Margarita

Coconut Margarita

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National Margarita Day may fall in the middle of winter, but this coconut margarita will instantly transport you to the beach, with palm trees swaying in the breeze and a warm sunbeam on your face. Vanilla and coconut cream add a milky, sweet flavor that is perfect for beach days or dreams of beach days.

For the Coconut Margarita recipe, click here.

Cucumber Citrus Skinny Margarita

If you’re looking for a light alternative to the margarita, this cocktail will do the trick. Cucumber, mint, and oranges make this incredibly refreshing and a splash of soda water adds a fun fizziness.

For the Cucumber Citrus Skinny Margarita recipe, click here.

Easy Pomegranate Margarita

Easy Pomegranate Margarita

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Perfectly pink in color, this four ingredient margarita gains a natural sweetness from pomegranate juice. This is an easy way to get your margarita fix If you’re looking for a simple, fruity alternative to the classic lime version.

For the Easy Pomegranate Margarita recipe, click here.

Gilt City of Angels Margarita

Simultaneously floral and fruity, this margarita is in a class of its own. Orange liqueur and lime juice give this drink classic citrus flavors but hibiscus and lavender notes add an element of spring.

For the Gilt City of Angels Margarita recipe, click here.

Grapefruit Margarita

Grapefruit Margarita

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Do you hear the phrase “too much citrus” and laugh? This punchy margarita uses traditional lime juice, but adds extra notes of sour flavor through grapefruit juice, fresh fruit garnish, and limeade.

For the Grapefruit Margarita recipe, click here.

Lavender Margarita

Lavender Margarita

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Few things are prettier than a light lavender cocktail, and this margarita has the floral flavor and color to match its name. Using only orange liqueur for its citrus element, this is one of the lightest margaritas on this list.

For the Lavender Margarita recipe, click here.

Perfect Pear Margarita

A fresh fruit garnish can take any cocktail from good to great, and this pear margarita is no exception. Adding a crisp, refreshing pear to a classic lime margarita gives this cocktail a welcome dose of natural sugar.

For the Perfect Pear Margarita recipe, click here.

Pineapple and Black Pepper Margarita

Pineapple and Black Pepper Margarita

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We know that this sounds like an unusual combination, but you need to trust us with this one. Pineapple is a natural fruit flavor to add to a margarita, but black pepper is a big question mark. However, this common spice adds just the perfect bite, creating a cocktail that is shockingly refreshing and adventurous.

For the Pineapple and Black Pepper Margarita recipe, click here.
 

Spicy Margarita

It may be chilly February, but this cocktail is hot, hot, hot. Red chiles and just a touch of cilantro make this cocktail bold and fiery, but lime juice and orange liqueur help maintain those classic margarita flavors.

For the Spicy Margarita recipe, click here.