9 Margarita Twists To Help You Celebrate National Margarita Day

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National Margarita Day is here and we’re celebrating with some twists on the iconic cocktail. From watermelon to lemon tumeric, these plays on the agave based mixed drink are perfect for turning a cold winter day into a tropical paradise.

So without further ado, here are nine twists on the Margarita that’ll help you celebrate National Margarita Day.

Spicy Jalapeno X Volley Margarita

National Margarita Day Spicy Volley

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of Zesty Lime Volley Tequila Seltzer
  • 1 oz of Mezcal
  • ½ oz fresh lime juice
  • ¾ oz pineapple juice
  • 5-6 slices of Green jalapeno. 
  • If you like it extra spicy, add a few dashes of tabasco.

In a tin, muddle jalapenos with ½ oz of lime juice. Add ¾ oz of Pineapple juice, 1 oz of Mezcal, and one can of Zesty Lime Volley. Stir all ingredients and pour into a large glass over ice. Enjoy!

Mint Basil Margarita

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Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. Tequila Don Julio Blanco
  • 0.75 oz. Lime Juice
  • 0.65 oz. Mint Basil Infused Agave
  • 0.5 oz. Pinch Maldon Sea Salt
  • Garnish: Dehydrated Lime Wheel
  • Glassware: Rocks Glass

Combine Tequila Don Julio Blanco, lime juice, fresh lime juice, fresh mint & basil, and agave to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain contents into a rocks over fresh ice and garnish with mint and basil sprig. 

Lemon Turmeric Margarita

Lemon turmeric

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. Tequila Don Julio Blanco
  • 0.75 oz. Meyer Lemon Juice
  • 0.5      z. Turmeric Juice
  • 0.5 oz. Kaffir Lime Zest Cordial
  • Garnish: Cracked Black Pepper + Extra Virgin Olive Oil Dash
  • Glassware: Rocks Glass
  • *Add the zest of 3 limes to 1/2 cup of granulated sugar, let sit at room temperature for 24- 36 hours. add 3/4 cup of fresh lime juice and a pinch of salt. Mix thoroughly and discard the lime zests.

Add ingredients to a shaker and strain into rocks glass with ice.

Sparkling Margarita From Beatrice Inn

National Margarita Day Bubbly

Ingredients:

  • 1½ oz. Tequila Casa Dragones Blanco
  • ½ oz. Grand Marnier
  • ¾ oz. lime juice
  • ½ oz. agave nectar

Top with Rose Brut sparkling wine. Serve in a champagne flute and garnish with Seville orange and lava black salt.

Tropical Margarita

National Margarita Day tropical

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 oz. Jose Cuervo Tradicional Reposado
  • ½ oz. botanical liqueur
  • ½ oz. yuzu juice
  • Lemon peel for garnish

Add all ingredients except garnish to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Rub the lemon peel around the rim of the glass and use for garnish. Enjoy!

Sweet Heat Margarita

Ingredients:

Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Rim with Tanteo Jalapeño Salt. Shake well and strain into a salt-rimmed, ice-filled Rocks Glass. Garnish with a raspberry or jalapeño slice

Highland Margarita

Cazadores National Margarita Day

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Cazadores Blanco
  • 4 parts grapefruit juice
  • 1 part Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 part Light Agave Nectar

Combine all ingredients with ice, shake and strain into a salted glass filled with ice. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge and a lime wheel

Watermelon Margarita

National Margarita Day Watermelon Marg

Ingredients:

  • 2oz Cutwater Tequila Blanco
  • 1oz fresh lime juice
  • ½oz agave syrup
  • ½oz watermelon juice
  • *optional dash of spicy bitters

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Shake until cold and strain over fresh ice in a Tajín rimmed glass. Garnish with a watermelon slice.

Black Diamond Margarita

National Margarita Day Dobel

Ingredients

  • 2 oz. Dobel Diamante
  • 1/2 oz. Agave syrup
  • 1/2 oz. Lime Juice

Shake & strain over cubed ice into glass with a black rim, garnish with lime wedge.

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