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Best Margarita Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

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With Cinco de Mayo around the corner, many people will be dusting off their margarita making skills. So, instead of searching all over the web for recipes, here are some classic and exotic margarita mixes to get your drink on with.

Classic Margarita


• 1 1/4 oz tequila
• 2/3 oz of Cointreau or Triple Sec
• 1/2 oz of lemon or lime juice
• salt for rimming

Rub the rim of the glass with the lime slice to make the salt stick to it. Shake the other ingredients with ice, then carefully pour into the glass (taking care not to dislodge any salt). Garnish and serve over ice.

(via International Bartenders Association)


Cadillac Margarita


• 1 1/2 oz premium tequila
• 1 oz Grand Marnier
• 3/4 oz lime juice
• salt for rimming
Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass rimmed with salt.

(via Cocktail Drink Recipes)


Jalepeno Margarita


• 1 1/2 oz Tequila Don Julio Reposado
• 1 oz fresh lime juice
• 1 jalapeno pepper, muddled
• 1/2 oz Grand Marnier orange liqueur
• Splash of orange bitters
• Splash of agave nectar
• Jalapeno pepper for garnish

In a Boston shaker, muddle jalapeno. Add in Don Julio Reposado, lime juice, Grand Marnier and agave syrup to the Boston shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into a highball glass over ice or in a cocktail glass with no ice. Garnish with a jalapeno.

(via Cocktails About)


Mango Margarita


• 1 1/4 cups of cubed Mango
• 6 oz Tequila
• 6 oz Sour Mix
• 2 oz Triple Sec
• ice
Pour your liquids into the blender then the cubed mango. Blend for 10-15 seconds. Now add the ice and blend for another 30+ seconds.

(via The Cooking Channel)


Chocolate Margarita


• 1 1/2 oz tequila
• 1 oz Godiva liquor
• 2 tablespoon chocolate syrup
• 3/4 oz cream
• 2 oz orange juice
• 1/2 oz lime juice
• Stirrings Cocoa Rimmer
• ice

Rim the glass with the cocoa rimmer. Combine all ingredients in a shaker full of ice and pour into a glass.

(via Margarita Texas)


Cherry-Lime Margarita


• 1/2 cup cherries pitted and mashed or 2 oz Fresh cherry puree
• 1 oz simple syrup
• 1 oz Fresh Lime juice
• 3/4 oz Cointreau
• 1-1/2 oz tequila
• Lime wedge for garnish

Combine one lime with several teaspoons of rock salt. Rub a lime wedge around the rim of the glass. Dip into the zest salt mixture. Fill the glass with ice. In a cocktail shaker mash the cherries with the simple syrup and lime juice. Add the other ingredients and shake to combine. If using the puree shake to combine. Pour into prepared glass and and garnish with a lime wedge.

(via Mission Margarita)


Three Amigos Margarita


• 1 shot of Patron Silver
• 1 shot of Corazon Reposado Tequila
• 1 shot of El Tesoro Anejo Tequila
• 1.50oz of Contreau
• 3oz of Jose Cuervo Margarita Mix

In a shaker filled with ice. Pour ingredients in shaker and shake about 7 times chilled. Pour in a Margarita glass not rimmed with salt.

(via Drinks Mixer)


Cantaloupe Margarita


• 1 1/2 ounces Beluga Noble Russian Vodka
• 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
• 1/2 ounce simple syrup
• 5 mint leaves
• 2 slices cucumber
• 1 pound
• 1 lb cantaloupe wedges (1/2 a 3lb cantaloupe, seeds and skin removed)
• 4 ounces orange liqueur
• 6 ounces silver tequila
• salt, for rimming (optional)
• lime wedges, for serving (optional)

Add the lime juice to a pitcher. Over medium heat in a small sauce pan, heat sugar and water, stirring until clear. Remove from heat and add to the lime juice. In a food processor or blender, process the cantaloupe for ~60 seconds until completely obliterated into a fine pulp. Pour pulp into a fine mesh strainer set over a large measuring cup or small bowl and strain, lightly pressing the solids until you get 1 cup of liquid. Add cantaloupe juice to the pitcher, along with tequila and orange liqueur. Serve in salt-rimmed glasses, over crushed ice.

(via The Latin Kitchen)


Strawberry Banana Margarita


• 1 cup strawberries, hulled and halved
• 1 ripe banana, peeled and sliced
• 4 1/2 ounces tequila
• 1 1/2 ounces triple sec
• 2 tablespoons fresh lime or lemon juice
• 1 cup crushed ice

Place strawberries and banana slices on a plate and freeze at least 1 hour. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth but still very thick. Pour into chilled margarita or other stemmed glasses.

(via My Recipes)


Watermelon Mint Margarita


• 4 cups seeded and chopped watermelon $
• Fresh lime juice
• Sugar
• 1/2 cup tequila* $
• 1/4 cup sugar
• 1 tablespoon grated lime rind
• 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 3 limes)
• 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
• Garnish: fresh mint sprig

Place watermelon in a single layer on a baking sheet. Freeze 4 hours or until firm. Coat rims of cocktail glasses with lime juice; dip in sugar. Process frozen watermelon, tequila, and next 4 ingredients in a blender until slushy. Pour into glasses. Garnish, if desired.

(via My Recipes)


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