5 Margarita Recipes to try this Cinco De Mayo

Whether you are celebrating Cinco De Mayo or just looking for some yummy margarita recipes we have got you covered. We have scrounged the web (or rather pinterest) and found our top 5 favorite margarita recipes- taste tasted and approved! Salud!

1. CUCUMBER MINT MARGARITA

Author: Jet And Indigo

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cucumbers or 1 large English cucumber if using this variety
  • 1 cup mint leaves
  • 180 ml Lime juice
  • 45ml of tequila (1 shot) per glass
  • 25ml cointreau or triple sec per glass
  • Salt for rims of glass
  • Cucumber, Lime and Mint to garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Roughly chop the cucumber and add to a blender. Blend until a puree is formed. Put the cucumber puree through a sieve to extract the juice. You can also use a muslin cloth to extract the juice. Discard the pulp. This should make enough cucumber juice for 4 servings.
  2. Rub lime on the rim of each of the glasses and roll or dip the rim in salt. In a large glass or jar, muddle the mint and lime juice. Divide this mixture equally between 4 glasses.
  3. Pour 45 ml of cointreau and 25ml of triple sec or cointreau in each glass. Then top with the cucumber juice and stir.
  4. Garnish with slices of cucumber and lime and mint leaves..

2. PINK SEÑORITA

Author: Superman Cooks

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 ozTequila
  • 4 oz Pink Grapefruit Juice
  • 1 oz Simple Syrup
  • Splash of Cranberry Juice
  • Fresh Mint

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Fill shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Add tequila, grapefruit juice and simple syrup
  3. Shake and strain into chilled rocks glasses filled with ice cubes.
  4. Pour Cranberry juice over each glass.
  5. Garnish with fresh mint.

3. BLOOD ORANGE MARGARITA

Author: For Rent

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 ozTequila
  • 4 oz Blood Orange Soda
  • 1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 3 Sprigs of Fresh Thyme, chopped + garnish
  • Blood Orange
  • Salt for Rim

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine & crush the salt and thyme on a small plate.
  2. Moisten rim of the glass to cover it with the mixture.
  3. Fill Shaker with ice cubes
  4. Add tequila, lime, juice and soda
  5. Shake and strain into chilled rocks glasses filled with ice cubes.
  6. Garnish with slice of blood orange and sprig of thyme.

4. SPICY WATERMELON MARGARITA

Author: Cookie And Kate

INGREDIENTS

Watermelon juice

  • 1 small seedless watermelon, or half of a larger watermelon

Chili-salt rims

  • 1 part kosher salt
  • 1 part ancho chili powder or regular chili powder
  • Lime wedges

Ingredients per margarita

  • 2 ounces fresh watermelon juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila, preferably 100% agave silver or blanco tequila
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon agave nectar or simple syrup, more to taste
  • 1 thinly sliced jalapeño round (1/4th inch wide, a little goes a long way!)
  • Optional garnish: 1 tiny watermelon wedge

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. To make the watermelon juice, scoop the watermelon flesh into your blender and blend until it has turned into a smooth juice. Depending on your watermelon, you may or may not need to strain out the pulp (if it’s too pulpy for your liking, pour it through a fine mesh strainer, pressing the liquid through with a big spoon).
  2. To prepare your margarita glasses: On a small, rimmed plate, mix together equal parts salt and chili powder. I like to use my fingers to rub the chili powder into the salt (be sure to wash your hands afterward). Run a wedge of lime around the top of each glass. Dip the top of the glass into the salt blend at a 45-degree angle and roll it from side to side to catch the salt. Add ice cubes to your glass and set it aside.
  3. To make margaritas: Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in the watermelon juice, tequila, lime juice, orange juice, agave nectar and top with a jalapeño slice.
  4. Secure the lid to the shaker and shake for 30 seconds. Taste and add additional sweetener if necessary. Strain the liquid into your prepared glass(es). Cheers!

5. TRADITIONAL MARGARITA

Author: Flourishing Foodie

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/3 measure (shot glass) simple syrup
  • 2/3 measure (shot glass) lime juice
  • 1/3 measure (shot glass) Cointreau
  • 2 oz Tequila
  • Lime to garnish
  • Coarse salt for rim

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Using a short 8 – 10 fl. ounce glass, run a lime around the rim of the glass. Dip the glass rim into a plate of coarse salt.
  2. Fill the glass 2/3 full with  ice.
  3. Fill cocktail shaker with 1/3 shot of simple syrup, 2/3 shot of lime juice, 1/3 shot of Cointreau, and 1 shot of Tequila, and shake.
  4. Pour the mix over the crushed ice.
  5. Garnish with lime wedge