Calling all margarita lovers! Our list of 12 Flavorful Margarita Recipes is a tasty way to kick off your summer cocktail-sipping season. Enjoy them on the rocks and you'll be able to cool down on a hot day. Try one or — better yet — try them all!
Margaritas on the Rocks
Although margaritas can always be enjoyed year-round (and we definitely follow that rule), many people see May as the kickoff to margarita season.
With warm summer weather and Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, we could think of no better way to honor one of our favorite cocktails than with a collection of 15 of our favorite recipes for Fresh Margaritas on the Rocks. You'll find a mixture of our own drinks as well as a few of our favorites from our most-loved bloggers.
You’ll find no blenders and no bottled mixers here. Just the freshest, most flavorful ingredients for your summer sipper.
Why you'll love these margarita recipes
✘ They're fresh and flavorful. Nothing says summer like having a host of different types of margaritas on deck. Create a few for an upcoming party so that there's something for every taste.
✘ They're easy to make. Half the beauty of margaritas is that they come together with simple ingredients in just a few steps. Opt to use high-quality stuff for high-quality results.
✘ They're versatile. You'll find our recipe for a classic homemade margarita on this list, but you'll also be able to test out new flavor combinations.
The 12 best recipes for margaritas on the rocks
Stick with our tried and true fresh margaritas on the rocks recipe (straight from the bartender of our favorite Mexican vacation resort), or sample one of our other flavorful combinations like blueberry, mango, and key lime. There are no wrong choices here. Just a lot of opportunities for delicious “experimentation.” (Tough gig, I know.)
Classic margarita recipes are usually made with tequila, lime juice, and an orange liqueur like Cointreu or Triple Sec. You don't have to blend anything to make one — simply pour over ice.
If you don't like tequila, you can replace it with vodka or rum. And, if you want to make one of the different types of margaritas that we highlighted above without any alcohol, you can try subbing in extra juice and sparkling water.
Salting the rim adds a special touch to the flavor and presentation. To do it, start by rubbing the rim with a wedge of lime or with water. Gently dip the rim into a plate of coarse salt and rotate the glass. Carefully pour the margarita into the glass, then serve!
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