The margarita and its different variations have come to become one of the most popular cocktails of all times. You can opt for a fruity margarita mix or go in for an exotic blue margarita. Frozen margarita or golden margarita, strawberry margarita, mango margarita - the choice is endless. Line your margarita glasses with salt or sugar and drink up! If you want to be saved the hassle of blending a margarita, go in for margarita mixes that can be picked off the shelves. Get innovative and create your own margarita recipe.
Traditionally Margarita comes in many flavors. We have selected the most popular and authentic recipes for Margarita in this page.
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The basic margarita recipe consists of three ingredients - Tequila, Cointreau (triple sec) and fresh lime juice. The true art of making margaritas lies in the ideal ratios and the pizzaz with which it is served. The ratio for margarita mix can vary from equal parts of each ingredient to 3:2:1 tequila: cointreau: lime juice. The triple sec is an orange liqueur that adds a sweet-and sour flavor to the cocktail. Different flavors can be substituted for the triple sec to make interesting variations. Shake the margarita with ice and serve in salt rimmed glasses. You can add Grand Marnier instead of Triple sec for concocting an exotic margarita.
Blue Margarita Recipe: The Curacaco is what adds the blue color to this blue ocean margarita. Take 4 ounces of tequila, 1 ounce triple sec, ¼ cup fresh lime juice, 2 ounces blue curacaco and 1tsp sugar. Blend in a shaker with plenty of ice.
Golden Margarita: A golden margarita needs anjeo tequila and Grand Marnier. Shake with sour mix, lime juice and plenty of ice.
Margarita Recipe with Grand Marnier: Margarita recipes are being tweaked for individual preferences and now you have the golden margarita with Grand Marnier instead of Triple Sec.
1 1/2 ounce Tequila
1 ounce Grand Marnier
1/4 ounce fresh lime juice
Mix all the ingredients. Add crushed ice and blend till smooth.
Frozen Margarita: Whip up a frozen margarita with limeade, tequila and triple sec. Blend with lots of ice cubes till it looks slushy. Do not overdo the ice when blending your frozen margaritas - the trick is to have barely enough to float in the liquid. You can add frozen fruit for a variation. Try peach, raspberry, strawberry or cherry liqueurs for a frozen margarita with a twist. Serve frozen margaritas with mango fusion vodka and watch your guests coming for more.
Banana Margarita Recipe : Want your margarita with dollops of Vitamin C and Potassium? The banana margarita is a smoothie that offers you just that. Blend 3-4 oz tequila with 4 oz margarita mix and juice of lime and a banana.
Mango Margarita Recipe: Are you a mango aficionado? Try our mango margarita recipe. Mix a cup of silver tequila with 2 cups of fresh lime juice, castor sugar and liqueur. Toss in frozen mango chunks and blend till smooth.
Do not want to go through the bar tending hassle of blending your margarita? Opt for ready margarita mix. Pick up a margarita mix in the flavor of your choice - strawberry, lemon, raspberry and pina colada. Typically the margarita mix is to be blended with water in a blender or frozen beverage machine...and your cocktail is ready!
A margarita mix can be very convenient at a party since margaritas are popular and you can make them straight up or frozen. Pick up ready margarita mix in fruity flavors of pineapple, kahlua and vanilla. Low carb margarita mix keeps the sugars out of your drink. The taste may be a wee bit different but if you are watching your calories, you have to pay for it!
The strawberry margarita is a popular margarita cocktail. Blended with fresh strawberries or strawberry schnapps, this cocktail has many takers. Serve a strawberry margarita in a glass rimmed with sugar instead of salt. Shake schnapps, tequila, triple sec, lemon juice,and strawberries with ice. Strain the blend into the margarita glasses. You can whip up a strawberry margarita with 1 oz. Tequila, ½ oz. Triple sec. Dash of grenadine and sour mix along with pureed strawberries. Blend all the ingredients together and serve them with a lime wedge or fresh strawberry. A dollop of whipped cream can be added.
Margarita Recipe with orange juice: With summer round the corner, nothing to beat the heat better than with a margarita with orange juice. The citrus flavor is refreshing.
3 cups Tequila
1/2 oz Triple Sec
1 cup Lime Juice
4 cups Orange Juice
Mix orange and lime juice. Add the Triple Sec and Tequila. Chill it for about half hour. Coat the edges of the margarita glasses with salt. Pour into each glass and add orange wedge on the glass rim. You can try an orange liqueur instead of Triple Sec for a change.
Margarita Recipe with Agave Nectar: If you love your margaritas but want to skip a few added calories, try it with Agave nectar.
2 ounces tequila
3/4 ounces lime juice
3/4 ounces Agave nectar
Dilute the Agave nectar with equal parts of water. Mix with lime juice and tequila. Add shredded ice and shake well. Pour into margarita glasses rimmed with salt. Serve with a wedge of lime. Squeeze fresh lime juice for the perfect margarita.
Fun with Margaritas
Wow your friends with a margarita shot: Line the shot glass by running a lime wedge along the rim. Dip the glass in a bit of salt. Add the tequila, Cointreau and lime juice to the shot glass.
Try some of these combinations for interesting margaritas:
Ginger and tequila
Tequila, triple sec and orange juice
Tequila, dry vermouth and grenadine
Margaritas are all about innovations and quirky combinations.
Margarita Recipe with vodka: It may seem like a blasphemy for a purist Margarita lover, but some have experimented with other alcoholic ingredients than the traditional Tequila. The simplest margarita recipe with vodka is to blend 6 ounces of Margarita mix with 4 ounces of Vodka. If you are looking for a cool fruity margarita, here's a simple recipe.
Strawberry Margarita Mix
Mix all ingredients with crushed ice.
Margarita Recipe with beer: It is best to use a light beer for a margarita. Mix tequila, beer and limeade with ice cubes and blend well. Serve in margarita glasses rimmed with salt. Serve immediately.
Do not commit the blunder of serving margaritas in wine glasses or simple water glasses. Buy stemmed glasses with wide openings - ideal glasses to serve your margaritas in style. If you can opt for exquisite margarita glasses, they are likely to cost you a tidy packet. Instead you can pick up margarita glasses made of sturdy polycarbonate and look like expensive glassware. Before serving. rub lime around the rim of the margarita glass and drip the glass into a plate of coarse salt. Check with your guests if they would prefer their glasses rimmed.
Anecdotes on drink: Hollywood Celebrity Jennifer Aniston's favorite drink is Margarita.
'In victory you deserve Champagne, in defeat you need it.' - Napoleon Bonaparte
'He who loves not wine, women and song remains a fool his whole life long. ' - Martin Luther
'Good wine is a necessity of life for me.' - Thomas Jefferson
Tequila - the iconic drink of Mexico derives its name from its namesake town founded by the Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés around 1500 BC. Tequila is grouped into 5 types - Blanco or the Silver Tequila is preferred for making Margarita for its distinctive sharp bite of the Agave flavor as blanco is not aged while the others - Reposado, Joven, Añejo and Maduro are all variously aged in oak casks - some are even aged with casks previously used for wines and brandies.