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The 9 Best Margarita Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

The 9 Best Margarita Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

As floral aromas perfume the streets and we replenish the allergy medication in our cupboards, all signs point to the arrival of spring. And while these months symbolize growth and new life for most, they also signal the return of some of our favorite warm-weather drinks. While daiquiris and spritzes remain popular choices, it’s no secret that the margarita reigns supreme.

The simple cocktail, made with only tequila, lime and triple sec, is delicious on its own and also excellent for spicy and fruity variations.

Here are some of VinePair’s favorite Margarita recipes to get your warm-weather festivities started from Cinco de Mayo.

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The Jalapeño Margarita Recipe

Spice up your Margarita with a fresh kick of jalapeño. This recipe adds half a pepper to the classic Marg recipe and a little agave syrup for balance. The resulting cocktail is vegetal, refreshing and impressive.

The Skinny Margarita Recipe

The skinny margarita is one of the best margarita recipes for cinco de mayo

while not rather a substitute for green juice, this recipe tries to make the classic recipe a little less indulgent by using fresh orange juice and agave nectar instead of triple sec. Add a salted rim and lime wedge to your glass and enjoy with plenty of ice.

The Easy Margarita Recipe

The easy margarita recipe is one of the best margarita recipes for cinco de mayo

No triple sec? No problem. This Marg simplifies the makeup of the classic cocktail, including only tequila, lime juice, and simple syrup in the recipe. The result is balanced and endlessly drinkable – the perfect hot-weather drink.

The Tommy’s Margarita Recipe

The Tommy's Margarita recipe is one of the best margarita recipes for cinco de mayo

The Tommy’s Margarita was first created in the 1990s in San Francisco and gets its name from the restaurant in which it is made. With just a simple swap of agave nectar for triple sec, this variation has become one of the most popular Margarita riffs in America.

The Spicy Blood Orange Margarita Recipe

The Spicy Blood Orange Margarita recipe is one of the best margarita recipes for cinco de mayo

Suitable for any season, this spiced sipper has a unique depth of flavor imparted by tart blood orange juice and fiery jalapeño syrup. The recipe also calls for reposado in place of the typical blanco tequila, adding a layer of vanilla sweetness from contact with oak.

The Blueberry Coconut Margarita Recipe

The Blueberry Coconut Margarita recipe is one of the best margarita recipes for cinco de mayo

Creamy and tropical, this margarita is made with blanco tequila, lime, coconut cream, simple blueberry syrup, and a pinch of sea salt. Serve it over crushed ice and prepare to be transported straight to the beaches of Mexico.

The Mezcal Margarita Recipe

The Mezcal Margarita recipe is one of the best margarita recipes for cinco de mayo

Tequila’s lesser-known cousin Mezcal is taking the world by storm — and for good reason. The agave spirit is clear yet vegetal, bringing a layer of smoky sophistication to the classic Marg.

The Coconut Margarita Recipe

The Coconut Margarita recipe is one of the best margarita recipes for cinco de mayo

Embrace your beachy side with this bright, punchy take on the classic Margarita. To make it, simply combine blanco tequila with lime juice, coconut milk, grapefruit juice, and toasted coconut syrup. Top with a roasted cinnamon stick and grapefruit slice for aromatic intrigue.

The Spicy Strawberry Margarita Recipe

The Spicy Strawberry Margarita recipe is one of the best margarita recipes for cinco de mayo

Made with strawberries, herbs, and anything tasty, this cocktail features a beautifully balanced ingredient list that screams “summer.” Blanco tequila, lime juice, sliced ​​serrano pepper, strawberries and agave blend into a clear, delicious drink. Serve it in a Tajin glass for an extra kick.