7 Best Margarita Recipes

Frozen, fruity, or on the the rocks, find the perfect margarita recipe to fit your taste.

Cooking Light Margaritas

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Big Math in Margaritaville

When chip-and-salsa joints lean on the sugar to make tall, sweet drinks, it adds up fast in the glass.

Happy Hour Frozen Margarita vs. our Classic, on the Rocks
A regular happy hour frozen margarita is around 12 ounces and weighs in at 410 calories (56% coming from sugar). Our lightened version is 130 calories for a 6-ounce portion with just 14% coming from sugar.

The Cooking Light Margarita:
1 ounce premium or silver tequila, 1/2 ounce Cointreau or other orange-flavored liqueur, 1.5 ounces fresh-squeezed lime juice. Shake with 3/4 cup ice; garnish with lime.

Jamaica Margaritas Recipes

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Jamaica Margaritas

Agua de jamaica is a sweet beverage made with hibiscus blossoms, popular on hot days all over Latin America. We've taken that concept to the next level by incorporating the floral, summery taste of hibiscus into a classic margarita for an elegant outdoor-party cocktail.

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Frozen Mint Margaritas Recipe

Frozen Mint Margaritas

For an appealing presentation, rub the rims of the margarita glasses with lime wedges and dip the rims in a half-and-half mixture of kosher salt and sugar. Serve with fresh lime wedges as a garnish, if desired.

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Watermelon Margaritas Recipe

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Watermelon Margaritas

A long, tall version of the great summer sipper, this healthy watermelon margarita recipe has only 105 calories.

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Mango-Avocado Margarita Recipe

Mango-Avocado Margarita

Add extra zip to this creamy margarita by rubbing the rim of each empty glass with a lime wedge, then coat the rims with salt and chili powder.

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Strawberry Margaritas Recipe

Strawberry Margaritas

This top-rated frozen strawberry margarita tastes better than any you'd get at a Mexican restaurant, and it's cheaper too.

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Blackberry Margaritas Recipe

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Blackberry Margaritas

The perfect way to welcome guests to a dinner party—an ice-cold Blackberry Margarita.

View Recipe: Blackberry Margaritas

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