The 12 Best Margarita Recipes from Prickly Pear to Texas Frozen

It’s that time of the year where my favorite holiday rolls around. Cinco De Mayo or Cinco De Drinko for the alcohol-inclined is less than a week away and you need to be ready for the weekend festivities. May 5th falls on a Friday this year, so be sure to take full advantage.

A good margarita recipe always starts with good quality tequila, but that’s not a requirement for this list. These recipes up the ante of every margarita because of their unique flavors. We’re here to lend a little assistance with a full proof list of margaritas for every taste. Enjoy!

1. Strawberry Margarita

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How Sweet Eats

This is the first cousin to the classic margarita, but it just might be the best. The frozen strawberries send this over the edge in the best way possible.

Believe the hype! Get the recipe here.

2. Grilled Pineapple Jalapeño Margarita

This Grilled Pineapple Jalapeno Margarita is the perfect blend of sweet, spicy, and smoky. Caramelized grilled pineapple combines with jalapeno infused tequila & a splash of vanilla. | platingsandpairings.com
Platings and Pairings

Tangy and spicy. My first spicy margarita was a unique experience and I haven’t looked back since.

Skip the lime wedge and serve this with a chunk of pineapple, bonus points if it’s grilled! Get the recipe here.

3. Moscow Mule Margarita

This Moscow Mule Margarita is a great twist to the very popular Moscow Mule! Made with tequila and fresh ingredients this drink is amazingly tasty…I love it! OHMY-CREATIVE.COM
Oh My Creative

The Moscow Mule craze is definitely here to stay, and the simple syrup can even be made in a lime version with squeezed lime juice to really bring this recipe over the top.

Is there anything a margarita can’t solve? Get the recipe here.

4. Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville Margarita

If you're wasting away in Margaritaville, Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Perfect Margarita is just the drink you need. This margarita recipe blends gold and white tequilas with triple sec, curacao and Rose's lime juice.
Mix That Drink

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere! Make Jimmy Buffet proud with this margarita that’s as close as you’ll get to the real thing in-land!

Get the recipe here.

5. Cranberry Margarita

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Wide Open Eats

Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love cranberry juice? Now, let’s add a little silver tequila.

A dash of orange juice or orange liquor really brings this delicious margarita over the top. Get the recipe here.

6. Prickly Pear Margarita

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Will Cook for Friends

Nothing says early summer quite like prickly pear in Texas, and it is one seriously amazing base for a margarita.

A few ice cubes crushed up, and you’re ready to celebrate any occasion at all! Get the recipe here.

7. Texas Frozen Margarita

Texas Frozen Margarita
Wide Open Eats

You don’t mess with the original, and Texas frozen margaritas have a high standard for deliciousness. Originally founded in Texas, this frozen margarita is a picture perfect rendition of the ultimate summertime cocktail.

Get the recipe here.

8. Cucumber Jalapeño Margarita

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The Brewer and the Baker

A little refreshment and a little heat, get the best of both worlds with this spicy take on a margarita that’s beautifully offset by the fresh cucumber taste.

Get the recipe here.

9. Pomegranate Margaritas

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How Sweet Eats

The sweet satisfying tang of pomegranate not only holds health benefits, but adds a sweet aroma to the margarita itself.

A dash of Grand Marnier is the perfect addition to this flavorful marg. Get the recipe here.

10. Bobby Flay’s Spicy Sangrita

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Food Network

Bobby Flay never leads anyone astray, so continue following arguably the greatest chef of all time with this spicy sangrita.

Pair this with a selection of beer margaritas for a well-rounded backyard barbecue. Get the recipe here.

11. Pineapple Mint Julep

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Salt and Wind

Cinco De Mayo usually coincides with the Kentucky Derby, so why not get your fill of both?

Get the recipe here.

12. Pure Mexican Margarita

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The Kitchn

The ultimate, the pure, the ever-essence, the big daddy of them all, we give you the original margarita!

Get the recipe here.