6 Margarita Recipes for Cinco de Mayo
Toast Cinco de Mayo with these great margaritas that are as colorful as they are tasty and fun to drink. (We’ve even included an alcohol-free version for non-imbibing friends, so they’re not left out of the party). Lime and tequila are the two ingredients for this marriage made in cocktail heaven—plus either Triple Sec or Cointreau and a little salt of course. And that’s what we’re giving you with the classic margarita that doesn’t need to get fancy to satisfy.
But there are so many variations, and that’s also one of the fun parts of making margaritas. Try them frozen, with mango, or even a blueberry-lime concoction that’s so shocking blue in color you’ll spend a lot of time just staring at your glass. One thing’s for sure: Your friends will be amazed at your prowess behind the bar if you master all the easy recipes here. And don’t worry about what kind of glass to use; the traditional big-bowl version we’re all so familiar with is fine, but don’t hesitate to get as creative as you want. Or just follow the suggestions in these recipes.
Nobody knows for sure who invented the first margarita, and there are many wildly different stories. However it happened, it didn’t take long before Jimmy Buffet was wasting away again in Margaritaville, and things haven’t been the same since.
The original—salt-rimmed with a wedge of lime.
Refreshing with the tart taste of lime.
Fans of frozen margaritas will love this strawberry version.
Mangos are the ideal fruit to add a sweet twist.
Frozen blueberries and blueberry nectar are the secrets here.
Mock margaritas taste just as good minus the alcohol.