8 of the best twists on Margarita recipes to enjoy this National Margarita Day

It’s National Margarita Day on Monday February 22, and to help you celebrate we’ve compiled this tantalising list of the best Margarita recipes to enjoy – wherever you’re spending the day this year.

A classic Margarita recipe

While a classic margarita is made up of tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice – served with salt on the rim of the glass – there are many variations of the delicious drink out there .Take a look at some of the best Margarita recipes and prepare for a truly tasty National Margarita Day.

1. Casamigos Tequila Margarita

Casamigos Tequila Margarita recipe

Featuring the Tequila brand founded by George Clooney, this is a mouthwatering take on a Margarita.

Recipe:

60ml Casamigos Blanco Tequila

30ml Fresh Lime Juice

10ml Fresh Orange Juice

30ml Agave Nectar

30ml Orange Liqueur

Optional: Salt/Sugar/Orange Zest Rim

Method:

Combine all ingredients into tin shaker. Add ice, shake vigorously, and strain into rimmed rocks glass. Add fresh ice and garnish with lime wheel through skewer. Roll rim in optional salt/sugar/orange zest mixture.

2. Azalea Margarita

Patron Margarita Recipe

This visually-pleasing Margarita recipe features Patrón with a Grenadine twist.

Recipe:

1.5 oz  Patrón Silver

.5 oz    Patrón Citrónge Orange

1 oz     Pineapple juice

.5 oz    Lime juice

.5 oz    Grenadine

Method:

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill. Strain into a rocks glass.

3. The Monterita

For a twist on a classic Margarita, this recipe swaps orange liqueur for Amaro Montenegro to create a refreshingly bittersweet Italian take on the iconic cocktail – the Monterita.

Monterita Margarita recipe twist

Recipe:

45ml Patron Reposado tequila

45ml Amaro Montenegro

10ml Lime juice (freshly squeezed)

2.5ml Agave syrup

Method:

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled glass.

LOW CALORIE MARGARITA RECIPES

These two Margarita recipes featuring 21 Seeds Tequila are both under 150 calories – a guilt-free treat!

4. Spicy Skinnyseed Margarita (low calorie)

Low Calorie Margarita Recipe

Recipe:

2 oz 21 Seeds Cucumber Jalapeño Tequila

1/2 oz fresh lime juice

1/2 oz simple syrup

5. Frozen Mago-Ritas – Pitcher (low calorie)

Mango Margarita Recipe

Recipe:

6 oz 21 Seeds Valencia Orange Tequila

2 cups frozen mangos

2 cups ice

1/2 oz fresh lime juice

1 oz simple syrup mixed with 2 oz of water

6. Margarita Caliente

Margarita Caliente

Recipe:

1.5 oz  Patrón Silver

1 oz     Patrón Citrónge Orange

1 oz     Fresh lime juice

.5 oz    Passion fruit syrup

4          Dashes Chipotle Tabasco

2          Bar spoons orange marmalade

+          Orange twist for garnish

Method:

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice, and shake to chill and texturize. Strain into a double old fashioned glass with a large ice cube. Garnish with an orange twist.

7. Margarita Amore

Margarita Amore recipe

Recipe:

1.5 oz  Patrón Reposado

.5 oz    Patrón Citrónge Orange

1 oz     Apple juice

.5 oz    Fresh lime juice

.5 oz    Valentina-passion fruit syrup*

+          Fresh chili pepper for garnish

Method:

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake to chill. Strain into a chilled margarita glass. Garnish with a small chili pepper. *Valentina-passion fruit syrup: Combine two parts passion fruit syrup to one part Valentina hot sauce and stir to combine. Store refrigerated.

8. The ‘Perfect Margarita’

Eduardo Gomez, founder of TequilaFest and Mexican online grocery shop MexGrocer shares his top tips and recipe for a perfect Margarita.

The 'perfect' Margarita recipe

Recipe:

50ml Tequila 100% or Mezcal Ojo de Dios

25ml fresh lime juice

15ml Agave Syrup

5ml El Yucateco Habanero Sauce

Method:

  • Rim the glass with half lime and Tajin classic chilli powder
  • Add some ice into a cocktail mixer
  • Juice 1 Lime into the cocktail mixer
  • Add 15ml of Agave syrup
  • Add a spoon of El Yucateco Habanero Sauce 
  • Add 50ml Tequila 100% or Mezcal Ojo de Dios
  • Get shaking!
  • Pour into the glass and add a slice on lime 

Meanwhile, model Kendall Jenner has announced the launch of her own Tequila brand, 818. You can read more about the spirit, and its story, here.

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