The Best Margarita Recipes

(Last Updated On: April 7, 2020)

Most people are familiar with the traditional lime margarita, frozen or on the rocks, with a salted rim. Some might say that you can’t improve on the original. But that doesn’t stop us from trying!

We definitely don’t shy away from margaritas with interesting ingredients such as different fruits, spicy peppers, and even unusual herbs.

And we’re not alone in our love for the “alternative” margarita. Below, we’ve gathered together a list of unique margarita recipes that highlight the creativity that can be involved in bringing the humble margarita to the next level.

Fresh Grapefruit Margarita

Grapefruit Margarita
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Make a fresh grapefruit margarita today. You’ll love this margarita because it is light, refreshing, and has a beautiful pale blush color from the fresh grapefruit juice. – Heather Szutka

Fresh Citrus Margarita

Citrus Margarita
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This fresh citrus margarita recipe combines three types of citrus into a delicious, refreshing drink. Perfect for Cinco de Mayo or a fun patio sipper! – Vanessa Gilic

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Spicy Cucumber Mint Margarita

Jalapeno Cucumber Mint Margarita
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Take your weekend or any night of the week up a notch with this spicy cucumber mint margarita. Fresh cucumber, jalapeno, muddled mint, and lime come together in this sugar-free cocktail. – Kelly Page

Spicy Pineapple Margarita

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Citrus margarita recipe with pineapple, orange and lime juice with a hint of jalapeño. Perfectly balanced and refreshing with just a hint of spice.

Smoky Grilled Mezcal Margaritas

Grilled Mezcal Margarita
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These Grilled Mezcal Margaritas are a fun, smoky twist on a classic. These Grilled Mezcal Margaritas are equal parts sweet, tart, and smoky. Honey syrup lends a pleasant sweetness, the grilled lemon juice is tart and complex, and the mezcal adds a boozy smokiness. – Lauren Pacek

Pomegranate Margaritas

Pomegranate Margaritas
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Pomegranate Margaritas are sweet and delicious. Whip one up when you’re tired of the same old thing. These Pomegranate Margaritas are tart, not too sweet, and would be perfect for sipping on Cinco de Mayo. – Lauren Pacek

Spicy Jalapeño Blackberry Margarita

Spicy Blackberry Margaritas
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You’re going to love this spicy fruity margarita recipe! Spicy Jalapeño Blackberry Margaritas are so easy to make and so easy to drink! Blackberries, tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, simple syrup and a jalapeño pepper! Make a pitcher for your next party! – Pam Armstrong Greer

Spicy Verde Margarita

Spicy Verde Margarita
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Take your margarita to a whole new level with the Spicy Verde Margarita! A little bit tart, a little bit spicy and a whole lot of refreshing deliciousness! – Pam Armstrong Greer

Blood Orange Margarita 

Blood Orange Margarita
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Blood orange margarita is plenty tart and sweet from the blood orange and lime, with a rush of tequila and orange liqueur. A perfect and easy cocktail for brunch, pool parties and of course – Cinco de Mayo! – Stine Mari Fiskerstrand

Pineapple Margarita Recipe

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Easy and delicious Pineapple Margarita Recipe that’s so perfect for crowd. Make ahead this simple recipes and serve in a pitcher over ice. – Angela Allison

Prosecco Margarita Cocktail

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Prosecco adds a fruity sparkle to a classic Margarita, resulting in a vibrantly bubbly, refreshing cocktail. – Colleen Milne

Strawberry Mango Margarita

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Strawberry Mango Margarita is a fruity, refreshing margarita that is perfect for a warm summer day. – Julia Boebel-Jolliff

Basil Margarita

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Ready for a really unique refreshing taste, try my Basil Margarita. Who knew… herbs in a margarita… bring on the sunshine! – Kathleen Smith

Frozen Pineapple Margaritas

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These Frozen pineapple margaritas are guaranteed to keep your guests happy and your party going! Tropical, fruity and fresh flavors are perfect for any gathering! – Ania Wie

Raspberry Rhubarb Margaritas

Raspberry Rhubarb Margaritas
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Pretty in pink, these Raspberry Rhubarb Margaritas are a little bit spicy, a little bit sweet, and the perfect cocktail for any occasion. – Jessica Randhawa

Strawberry Papaya and Blood Orange Margaritas

Papaya Blood Orange Margarita
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This Strawberry Papaya and Blood Orange Margarita, with pureed strawberry papayas, blood orange juice, and lime juice is such a refreshing cocktail, perfect for welcoming the coming spring and summer. – Karen H Kerr

Coconut Margarita with Tequila Blanco

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Coconut Margarita with tequila blanco, triple sec, coconut cream, lime juice, and agave. – Tara Sallinger Margetson

Mango Margarita (No Sugar Added)

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You’re gonna love this mango margarita on the rocks. It’s made from fresh mangoes and because mangoes are naturally sweet, there’s no need for added sugar. – Emily Liao

Carrot Margaritas

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A unique (and healthy-ish) take on the classic margarita. Featuring carrot juice and ginger liqueur, these margs are full-flavored! – Lauren Grant-Vose

Jalapeno Strawberry Margarita 

Strawberry Jalapeño Margarita
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You will love this easy Jalapeño Strawberry Margarita Recipe that makes amazing summer party drinks. – Charlotte Slater V Vuuren

Cadillac Margarita

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This top shelf Cadillac Margarita uses premium ingredients of tequila and orange liqueur to ensure a top shelf margarita. This recipe is ready in 5 minutes or less and is perfect for Cinco de Mayo, National Margarita Day (February 22nd), or just a day when you need a classic yet high-end drink, but don’t want to go out. – Brenda Christine

Pineapple Margarita with Raspberry Sauce

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Who would have thought that pineapple and a raspberry margarita combination could taste so good! Transform yourself to your happy place with this tropical boozy cocktail. – Renea Starr

Blue Lagoon Margaritas

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This jaw dropping drink is a cross between a Blue Lagoon Cocktail and a traditional Frozen Margarita. – Lisa Muth Englert

Poptails aka Lime Popsicle Margaritas

Margarita Popsicles
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Add Poptails to your list of must-try summer cocktails. These Lime Popsicle Margaritas are a fresh, zesty and delicious way to stay cool by the pool! – Julie Wilson Blanner

Frozen Pineapple Mint Margarita

Pineapple Mint Margarita
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A super refreshing and delicious slushy Frozen Pineapple Mint Margarita to celebrate 5 de Mayo in style. Cheers! – Denise Browning

Smoked Margarita Sour (with Smoked Tequila)

Smoked Margarita
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A simple yet spectacular twist on a classic margarita – this Smoked Margarita Sour is made with cherry wood smoked tequila, while that gorgeous cocktail foam on top is made with aquafaba (chickpea water), which makes this margarita sour cocktail vegan as well! – Dini Kodippili

Mint Kiwi Margarita

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Gorgeous, refreshing and delicious – this Mint Kiwi Margarita uses kiwi fruit juice as the base, and is flavored with mint and lime salt. Perfect for summer parties, BBQs, cocktail parties etc. I’ve also provided tips on making this ahead of time and for a crowd. – Dini Kodippili

The Spicy Honeydew Margarita

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This spicy honeydew margarita is such a special spin on the classic. It’s both spicy and refreshing with a beautiful emerald green color! – Genevieve Morrison

Margaritas you have to try!

Easy Blueberry Margarita

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This simple blueberry margarita recipe needs only four ingredients, blueberries, limes, triple sec and tequila for a cold, refreshing summer blueberry cocktail. – Anne Jolly

Pumpkin Spice Margarita

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Happy to share! Many people think of margaritas as a summer drink. My pumpkin spice margarita is a festive fall twist on the classic cocktail. – Ellen Folkman

Jalapeño Basil Margarita

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This Jalapeño Basil Margarita is light and very refreshing with enough spice that it’s not overwhelming! – Mary Loise Lising Bandao

Cotton Candy Margarita

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Can’t get enough cotton candy? Well, this Cotton Candy Margarita might be just the drink for you. Sweet flavors combined with the great classic margarita. Dream of Summer with this sweet Cotton Candy Margarita. – Benjamin Myhre

Frozen Thyme and Pear Margarita

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This Frozen Thyme and Pear Margarita bring garden flavors to your margarita glass. The color matches the traditional Margarita, but the flavors are new and interesting. – Benjamin Myhre

Hibiscus Margarita

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Credit: Wendy Polisi

Mix up your margarita game with this delicious Hibiscus Margarita. It offers vibrant colors and a surprisingly delicious flavor twist. – Wendy Black Polisi

Spicy Passion Fruit Margarita

Passion Fruit Margarita
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This tropical margarita gets a spicy kick from muddled jalapeño. Refreshing and tingly all at once! – Lisa Lotts

Watermelon Infused Tequila Spicy Margarita

Watermelon Infused Margarita
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The right balance of Summertime fruit and a kick to make this cocktail perfect for someone who likes a bit of spice in their life. So much flavor and zing in this Spicy Margarita. – Benjamin Myhre

Smoky Mescal Margaritas

Smoky Mescal Margarita Recipe
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These smoky, tart and sweet Mescal Margaritas, made with Cuantro, freshly squeezed lime and orange juice have a salted rim with a surprising ingredient! – Katie Price Webster

Fruity, Fresh Cantaloupe Cocktail: Cantaloupe Margaritas

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Yummy Cantaloupe Margaritas are refreshing and perfect to celebrate any spring or summer day, or Cinceo de Mayo! – Marlynn Jayme Schotland

Here are some additional cocktail recipes you might enjoy!

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