Best Margarita Recipes for Cinco De Mayo
Celebrate Cinqo 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.
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The touch of sugar from simple syrup balances out the tartness of freshly squeezed lime juice in this refreshing recipe.
Quench your thirst with Marcela Valladolid’s cooling margarita, blended with fresh cucumber and strawberries.
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.
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.
Looking for something spicier? Guy Fieri’s recipe uses the juice from canned chipotle peppers to bring heat to this classic cocktail.
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.
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.
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A photo from the production of "The Kitchen" in Montclair, N.J., on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. Photo: David M. Russell/BSTV
The spicy pepper-salt rim on this watermelon margarita gives this bright and summery drink some unexpected heat.
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.