18 Easy Margarita Recipes You Can Mix Up Anytime

From frozen and fruity to on the rocks, these simple margarita recipes will help you shake things up! Pair with your favorite Mexican dishes or enjoy with friends for a fun and festive Friday night.

April 10, 2023

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Our All-Time-Best Margaritas

When it comes to classic cocktails, margaritas are one of our favorites. They’re fresh, tangy and just the right amount of citrusy—perfect for serving alongside everything from chips and guacamole to authentic Mexican fare. Better yet, you don’t need many ingredients to make a good drink; as long as you’ve got Triple Sec, fresh limes and some top-shelf tequila you’ll be sipping on one in no time. There are lots of ways to riff on the original, including delicious non-alcoholic versions and fun techniques for mixing up frozen margaritas (we’re looking at you, ice cream maker margs!) but we can’t deny that sometimes the simplest recipes are the best—which is why this 4-ingredient recipe is our go-to. You can’t go wrong with the simple blend of tequila, lime juice, orange-flavored liqueur and sugar. Just add some coarse salt to the rim of your glass and you’re ready to say, 'cheers'.

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Passion Fruit Margarita

The addition of passion fruit nectar to a classic margarita makes for a refreshing drink with a tropical flair.

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Pomegranate Margarita

Wash down tacos with Tyler's margarita that's blended with pomegranate juice.

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Jalapeño Margaritas

Our easy make-ahead cocktail has a surprising kick, thanks to the addition of a whole jalapeno. (You can seed it if you want to tone down the heat.) Celery leaves provide an unexpected but cooling contrast.

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Pineapple-Chili Margaritas

Rim your margarita glasses with a mixture of coarse salt and chili powder.

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Mango Margaritas

The Pioneer Woman serves blended mango margaritas with a lime sugar rim.

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Make your own Simple Syrup to sweeten these classic margaritas.

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Frozen Margaritas

The best way to make frozen margaritas: Just put margarita ice cubes in a blender! Mix things up by trying one of our flavored Smoky Orange, Sweet and Spicy Lime or Tangy Hibiscus salts.

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This spicy margarita starts out with a subtle heat, but thanks to the chile pepper ice cubes, the fire builds as the ice melts!

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Perfect Margaritas

Before serving this classic Mexican cocktail, be sure to add a salt rim to your glass—but switch things up! We’re sharing three flavored salts, so you can choose your favorite or try them all.

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Non-Alcoholic Margarita

When you're craving a sweet-tart, refreshing margarita but don't want the alcohol, break out your blender and start here.

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Ice Cream Maker Margaritas

Slushy margaritas are just one more thing you can throw together in your ice cream maker. You can even make and chill the sweetened tequila-lime base ahead of time so that your cocktails churn up more quickly.

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Frozen Strawberry Margaritas

This frozen drink is frosty, refreshing and far from syrupy or cloying. Just a little agave nectar sweetens the frozen fruit and a splash of smoky mezcal adds an interesting deep flavor to the bright berries.

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Orange Blossom Margarita

We love how the perfume of the orange blossom water—used to wet the rim of the glass—mixes with the tequila and lime in this twist on a classic drink.

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Classic Margarita

A classic margarita has a 3-2-1 ratio of tequila to orange liqueur to fresh lime juice. Cointreau is more expensive, but also a little smoother in taste. If you don’t love a salted rim, try a combination of salt and sugar.

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Spicy Margarita

Rim the glass with a spicy salt blend of lime zest, ancho chile powder and chipotle chile powder for an extra kick with every sip.

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Açaí Margarita

You only need three ingredients for Sandra's simple margarita that is blended with acai berry juice.

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Mango Margarita

Use mango nectar to sweeten Sandra's frozen drink.

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