Make the most amazing margaritas for any occasion with this big collection of over 40 unique margarita recipes!
The BEST Margarita Recipes You’ve Got to Try
If I’m going to enjoy a grown-up beverage, nine times out of ten it involves tequila — and there’s little better than a well-made classic margarita!
However, if you’re feeling adventurous, then it’s definitely worth going off the beaten path to try some of these fun spins on the “usual” margarita recipe. There’s something here for every taste bud!
Whether it’s an unexpected ingredient, or even a twist on texture, you can find a margarita recipe here to fit any occasion and any menu.
(21+ only for these recipes; please enjoy responsibly)
I’ve divided these margarita recipes into three categories: classic with a twist, frozen, and skinny. There are also a couple non-drink margarita recipes that you’ve got to see to believe!
The Perfect Tools to Make the Perfect Margarita
I’ve included shop-able ad links to the products we use to make our margarita recipes at home; disclosure policy here.
- Vitamix high-powered blender — This is one of our favorite kitchen tools period! All of our previous blenders burned out so quickly, but Vitamix blenders are built to last (so they’re worth the splurge). Save a ton of money by buying a refurbished model like we did!
- Stainless steel Boston Shakers — As former bartenders, both my husband and I swear by this simple set of steel shaker tins. You don’t need a fancy (or expensive) cocktail shaker to get the job done right!
- Margarita glasses — This is the classic vessel for a margarita, and makes any margarita recipe look amazing! I’m notorious for accidentally breaking glassware when I wash it, so I prefer the unbreakable version!
Gourmet Updates to the Classic Margarita
These unique margarita recipes are perfect for holidays or any occasion. You’ve never tried a margarita like this before!
Thanksgiving Margarita Recipe – Smooth, sweet, with a kick of spicy cinnamon!
Pineapple Margaritas — Smooth and sweet and easy to make with simple ingredients!
Irish Margaritas — Forget about green beer! This year, try our bright green St. Patrick’s Day Margarita, made with Jameson Irish Whiskey and tequila!
Christmas Margarita Recipe – Gorgeous, festive cranberry based margaritas!
Tamarind Margaritas – Inspired by the delicious sweet and sour Mexican candies!
Pitcher of Perfect Margaritas – The classic recipe, in bulk! A time-saver when serving a crowd.
Blue Margarita – A gorgeous, glowing twist on the classic margarita!
Lemon Lime Basil Margarita – Fresh basil is the perfect pairing with bright citrus!
Cilantro Margarita – Fizzy and herbaceous – if you love cilantro you’ve got to try this one!
Italian Margarita – A secret ingredient gives this one an Italian-inspired twist!
Mango Orange Margarita – This one has a spicy kick!
Colada Margarita – Two of the best summer drinks…combined!
Whole Fruit Margarita – Three different types of citrus mingle for one awesome cocktail.
Healing Grapefruit Margarita – I’ve always said that tequila is the best medicine (wink, wink)
Prickly Pear Margarita – This is a fun recipe because you never know what color of fruit you’ll get!
Pomegranate Margarita – Who says margaritas can’t be a holiday drink??
Blueberry Mango Margarita – I just love the gorgeous sunset effect of the colors in this vibrant margarita recipe!
Basil Peach Margarita – Sweet peach and sweet basil make an irresistible combination!
Homemade Peach Lime Margaritas – Takes just minutes to make!
Fresh Cherry Margaritas – Rich colors and rich flavors make this margarita like none other!
Spicy Roasted Pineapple Margarita – Roasting the pineapples brings a whole new level of flavor to this unique margarita recipe!
Hot Pink Prickly Pear Margarita – Love the bright color on this one!
Pomegranate Orange Margarita – Gorgeous vibrant cocktail perfect for the holiday season or year-round.
Rudolph Margaritas –This festive White Christmas Margarita recipe uses fresh rosemary and a bright red cranberry to look just like Rudolph’s antlers and nose!
Cantaloupe Margaritas– Smooth and sweet, Cantaloupe Margaritas are a fruity and refreshing spin on the classic cocktail! The creamy cantaloupe and tart lime are a perfect match!
Jalapeño Margarita– Liven up any fiesta with these Jalapeño Margaritas — a spicy twist on the classic margarita, featuring tequila, orange liqueur, fresh lime juice, and spicy jalapeño slices.
Watermelon Margarita Jello Shots– Sweet watermelon, tangy lime, and smooth tequila blend perfectly in these cute and easy Watermelon Margarita Jello Shots. If you love fun, fruity drinks…this one’s for you!
Watermelon Margarita – These Watermelon Margaritas are a sweet and summery cocktail that’s made with fresh fruit!
Birthday Cake Margarita Recipe – You’ve never tasted a margarita like this one! A fluffy blend of tequila, chocolate vodka, whipped cream, and cake mix, this Birthday Cake Margarita is the ultimate celebratory cocktail!
Frozen Margarita Recipe
Frozen Strawberry Margaritas — Sweet strawberries, tart lime juice, and smooth tequila are blended with ice to make the ultimate refreshing frozen strawberry margaritas.
Frozen Blackberry Margarita – Perfect to make with fresh blackberries when they’re in season!
Frozen Blood Orange Margaritas – One of the most beautiful drinks you’ll ever see!
Frozen Peach Margarita – Made with real peaches, no fake syrups here!
Frozen Pineapple Strawberry Margarita – Use frozen fruit and skip the ice for an extra flavorful treat!
Frozen Raspberry Margarita – A splash of Grand Marnier makes it extra rich!
Frozen Pineapple Kiwi Margarita – A unique flavor combo that is a must-try!
Frozen Peach Margaritas with Ginger Sugar Rim – You’ve got to try this ginger sugar!
Skinny Margarita Recipes
Low-calorie versions of the classic margarita! Light on calories or carbs…but NOT light on flavor!
Fresh-Squeezed Skinny Margarita – This is my personal go-to margarita recipe! It tastes SO much better than store-bought margarita mix and has way fewer calories! Watch the quick video tutorial below:
Fresh Lime Skinny Margarita – Paleo-friendly!
Skinny Pineapple Mango Frozen Margarita – The chili salt rim packs a real punch! Yum!
Margaritas Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before…
Low-Carb Margarita Gummy Worms – Your favorite childhood treat with a boozy twist!
Strawberry Margarita Granita – Part dessert, part cocktail, all flavor!
4th of July Margarita – Perfect for the summer months!
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