Best Margarita Recipes for Cinco de Mayo


Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by honoring this beloved tequila, Triple Sec and lime cocktail with an assortment of recipes. Traditional margaritas aren’t for you? No worries. Check out our favorite variations — some sweet, some spicy and all packed with flavor.

Margarita (pictured above)

The touch of sugar from simple syrup balances out the tartness of freshly squeezed lime juice in this refreshing recipe.

Strawberry-Cucumber Margarita

Quench your thirst with Marcela Valladolid’s cooling margarita, blended with fresh cucumber and strawberries.


Mango Margarita

Ree Drummond knows flavor doesn’t come just from the drink itself; she frosts the edge of her margarita glass with lime-zest sugar so there’s sweet, citrusy flavor in every sip.

Pink Grapefruit Margarita

In Ina Garten’s margarita recipe, the sweet and tart flavors of grapefruit juice and lime, mixed with a salted rim, create a well-balanced cocktail.

Pomegranate Margarita

Tyler Florence’s easy margarita, made with store-bought pomegranate juice, is mixed in a blender with plenty of ice to create a frozen treat.

Chipotle Margarita

Looking for something spicier? Guy Fieri’s recipe uses the juice from canned chipotle peppers to bring heat to this classic cocktail.

Green Margarita

Who says you can’t spike your green juice? Get your fill of fresh flavors in style with this recipe that combines tequila with a homemade juice of cucumber, apple and hearty greens.

Harvest Margarita

Bobby Flay makes his own spiced simple syrup with cloves, cinnamon sticks and fresh ginger to bring plenty of autumn flavors to his margarita no matter the season.

The Kitchen

Watermelon Margarita with Espelette Salt

The spicy pepper-salt rim on this watermelon margarita gives this bright and summery drink some unexpected heat.

Lime Ricky Float Margarita

Bobby turns this beloved cocktail into a fruity dessert by floating lime sorbet over a cherry margarita and topping it off with a splash of club soda for some fizz.