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

Forget Valentine’s Day — February is for celebrating National Margarita Day. To help you raise a glass, we’ve compiled this exhaustive list of the best Margarita recipes to enjoy, however you choose to toast today.

A classic Margarita recipe

While a classic margarita is made using the golden trio — Tequila, Triple Sec, and lime juice (plus a deliciously salty rim) — there are many variations of the drink out there to enjoy. Take a look at some of the best Margarita recipes and prepare for a truly tasty National Margarita Day today (22 February).

1. Hampton Water Rosé Rita

Should you be putting rosé in your Margarita? Jon Bon Jovi certainly thinks so. His Provence rosé brand has launched a signature Rosé Rita to celebrate the big day.


2 oz Hampton Water

2 oz Tequila

0.5 oz Lemon Juice

0.5 oz Lime Juice

1 oz Simple Syrup


Run a lime wedge over the rim of a glass then dip in sugar and set aside. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake until chilled. Strain into prepared glass with fresh ice. Garnish with a strawberry and lime wheel.

2. Casamigos Tequila Margarita

Casamigos Tequila Margarita recipe

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


60ml Casamigos Blanco Tequila

30ml Fresh Lime Juice

10ml Fresh Orange Juice

30ml Agave Nectar

30ml Orange Liqueur

Optional: Salt/Sugar/Orange Zest Rim


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.

3. Italicus Margariticus

A contemporary reimagining of the Rosolio, Italicus has created a Margarita recipe with an Italian twist.


25ml Tequila Blanco

35ml ITALICUS Rosolio Di Begamotto

20ml Lemon Juice


Combine ingredients and serve in a coupette glass garnished with a bergamot twist or olives.

4. Azalea Margarita

Patron Margarita Recipe

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


1.5 oz  Patrón Silver

.5 oz    Patrón Citrónge Orange

1 oz     Pineapple juice

.5 oz    Lime juice

.5 oz    Grenadine


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

5. 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


45ml Patron Reposado tequila

45ml Amaro Montenegro

10ml Lime juice (freshly squeezed)

2.5ml Agave syrup


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


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

6. Spicy Skinnyseed Margarita (low calorie)

Low Calorie Margarita Recipe


2 oz 21 Seeds Cucumber Jalapeño Tequila

1/2 oz fresh lime juice

1/2 oz simple syrup

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

Mango Margarita 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

8. Margarita Caliente

Margarita Caliente


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


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.

9. Margarita Amore

Margarita Amore 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 chilli pepper for garnish


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

10. 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


50ml Tequila 100% or Mezcal Ojo de Dios

25ml fresh lime juice

15ml Agave Syrup

5ml El Yucateco Habanero Sauce


  • 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 

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