Margaritas make everything better, especially Taco Tuesday, Cinco de Mayo and regular Tuesdays. These are the best margarita recipes to make the next time you’re craving one!
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Sugar or salt? Frozen or on the rocks?
Sour mix or fresh lime juice? Bottom shelf or top shelf? Classic or flavored?
These are all the ways we can customize margaritas. The results are endless!
That’s evident in this list of best margarita recipes I put together for you.
The margarita may not be the most popular drink in Mexico (that would be the paloma) but it is a stalwart element of any Taco Tuesday, Cinco de Mayo celebration or girls’ night menu.
What’s amazing about a margarita is that there’s something for everyone. It’s an incredibly customizable cocktail.
How to customize a margarita
Here are a few ways you can customize a margarita to make the best margarita ever:
Tequila: I always recommend choosing the best liquor you can afford, but a bottle in the mid-range will be a good choice. I prefer silver, reposado or añejo — here’s a guide to picking the right tequila for you. You can even opt for mezcal for a smokier flavor. You can even infuse your tequila (like this spicy jalapeño tequila
Triple sec: Triple sec is what provides the orange-flavored undertone. More top-shelf brands like Cointreau or Grand Marnier are sure to make your margarita taste more complex than regular triple sec.
Flavor: Lime is the classic option here — preferably with fresh lime juice but sour mix works too. You can also add in any number of flavors, through fruits and juices. Don’t miss the list below for some ideas!
Garnish: A lime wedge is classic, but feel free to mix it up. Use a strawberry on a strawberry marg or a slice of pineapple on a pineapple version. A sprig of herbs works too!
Cheers to the best margarita recipes ever! Which one will you make? //susannah