13 Fresh Margarita Takes to Get You Ready for Summer
Skip the sugary margarita mix and welcome the warmer weather with this twist on a classic margarita. This is a great use for cilantro stems, which have all the flavor of cilantro, but are often overlooked.
Fresh mint is, without a doubt, one of our favorite flavors. Whether it's a handful left from the farmers' market or a bumper crop of your own, use leftover leaves to create a new twist on the classic margarita.
Meet your new favorite poolside cocktail. This slushy sipper offers sweet, floral honeydew flavor with a nice slow burn from jalapeño-infused tequila.
Cantaloupe Margarita with Hint of Mint
Want to make a bigger batch? Doubling the melon should yield enough juice to make 6 drinks. Process and strain in 2 batches, and then mix up 3 times the rest of the ingredients in a pitcher.
To get a half-salted rim, you'll need to start with a tablespoon of salt—but only about 1 teaspoon ends up sticking to the glasses.
Mezcal gets its signature smoky flavor from the slow-roasted and distilled hearts of agave plants.
Roasted Strawberry Margaritas with Aquafaba Whip
Aquafaba, the viscous fluid from canned chickpeas, is the surprising key to making a plant-based whipped topping. The process is pretty miraculous: The liquid whips up to a thick, fluffy foam that mimics whipped cream. Just be sure to use the liquid from unsalted chickpeas for the best results (we like Eden brand).
If you really like heat, don't seed the chile before muddling. Tender-tongued? Skip muddling; just shake and strain.
Hint: Our nutrition guidelines don't allow for it, but this is easily doubled. Use respectable tequila ($28 or so a bottle) and fresh-squeezed lime juice—the ingredients define this cocktail as much as the technique.
The perfect way to welcome guests to a dinner party—an ice-cold Blackberry Margarita.
Champagne Mango Margaritas
Champagne mangoes have a deep golden color and are sweeter and tangier than their larger cousins. Here they make for a boozy, summer treat with triple sec and tequila.
Cucumber, Honey & Thyme Margarita Slush
This simple margarita comes together in no time flat. The cucumber infuses the slush with a cool flavor, which balances the sweet notes from honey at the end of each sip.
Club soda is unconventional in margaritas, but the added sparkle elevates this drink. Look for dried hibiscus flowers in Latin markets where chiles and spices are found.