5 Unique Margarita Cocktail Recipes To Spice Up Your Cinco De Mayo Celebration

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Today is Cinco de Mayo and you know you’re going to want to drink margaritas. But maybe you’re tired of the regular margarita and want to expand your flavor palette for your favorite tequila cocktail. We’ve got you covered with five very unique, yet delicious margarita recipes that will expand your cocktail horizons.

Italian Margarita

This margarita cocktail gives you an Italian kiss of almonds and oranges for a sweeter interpretation of the classic tequila cocktail.

Mix all of the ingredients together in a cocktail shaker with ice. Take an orange slice and rub the wedge around the rim of the glass. Then dip the moist rim of the glass in coarse sugar. Pour the drink into the glass and garnish it with an orange slice.

Coco Margarita

Coconut Margarita cocktail with lime

Mizina


Have dessert and a drink together with this sweet coconut margarita cocktail.

Mix tequila, orange liquer, coconut cream, a squeeze of lime, and agave nectar together in a cocktail shaker. Serve on the rocks and garnish with a lime wedge. If you want to get fancy, rub the rim of the glass with the lime and dip the glass into toasted coconut.

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Frozen Passion Fruit Mango Margarita

Get whisked away to a tropical island with this refreshing cocktail for sweet relief on those warm days.

Blend tequila, orange liquer, mangos, passion fruit and agave nectar in blender with some ice. Take a lime slice and rub the wedge around the rim of the glass. Then dip the moist rim of the glass in the Tajin seasoning. Pour the drink into the glass and serve. Garnish with a lime slice if you would like. If you want to push your taste boundaries even more, consider blending three basil leaves in the drink to give it a more sophisticated flavor.

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Spicy Pineapple Habanero Margarita

This fantastic margarita recipe brings just enough heat and just enough sweet.

Cut habanero pepper in half and remove seeds. Cook in a skillet over medium heat until they start to blister, flip and do the same to the other side. Mix the tequila, triple sec, pineapple juice, a squeeze of lime juice, and agave together and add the cooked habaneros. Muddle the peppers so that the habaneros can add the heat to the cocktail. Let the mixture sit for at least 15 minutes to overnight depending on how hot you want your cocktails. Take a lime slice and rub the wedge around the rim of the glass. Then dip the moist rim of the glass in coarse salt. Pour the drink into the glass and serve. Garnish with a lime slice.

Prickly Pear Margarita

prickly pear margaritas

R. Ressner


The ladies will love the fuschia-color and the sweetness of these margaritas that are flavored with the fruit that grows on a cactus.

Mix the tequila, orange liquer, coconut water, squeeze of lime, and prickly pear syrup in a cocktail shaker with ice. Run a lime wedge around the rim of the glass. Dip the rim of the glass in coarse salt. Add ice to the glass and pour the drink in glass. Garnish with a lime slice.

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