Celebrate National Margarita Day With These 7 Refreshing Recipes

Celebrate National Margarita Day With These 7 Refreshing Recipes

Celebrate National Margarita Day With These 7 Refreshing Recipes

Master your home bartending skills with these festive cocktails.

Master your home bartending skills with these festive cocktails.

Text: Lauren Gruber

Boozy, tart, and a tad sweet, nothing hits the spot quite like a fresh margarita. Lockdown has turned many of us masters of the home bar, and what better excuse is there to try out new recipes than National Margarita Day? Try your hand at crafting the classic cocktail, and add these creative variations to your arsenal.

Original Margarita

@barchemistry

No matter what bar you’re at you’ll be making one or two of these #margarita #cocktails #bartending #makeadrink

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Let's start with a classic. Refreshing and light, a perfect margarita uses four simple ingredients — don't even think about picking up that sour mix.

Ingredients:

1.5 oz. tequila

1 oz. orange liqueur (Think Cointreau or Triple Sec)

0.5 oz. simple syrup or agave

0.5 oz. lime juice

Passionfruit Margarita

Stylish as always, cocktail aficionado Hannah Chamberlain adds a tropical hit of passionfruit to level up her margarita recipe. Ditch the bottled lime juice for this one — it has to be fresh!

Ingredients:

2 oz. reposado tequila

1 oz. passionfruit liqueur

1 oz. fresh lime juice

Passionfruit to garnish

Cucumber Watermelon Margarita

If you close your eyes, this cooling drink will transport you to a balmy summer day. Make sure to rim your glasses with chamoy paste and tajin for a kick of heat.

Ingredients (makes two drinks):

1/3 small watermelon

1/2 cucumber

4 limes

Splash of triple sec

2 shots tequila per person

Paloma

The margarita's slightly pinker sister swaps orange liqueur for fresh grapefruit juice and club soda for a breezy, effervescent drink.

Ingredients:

1.5 oz. tequila

1.5 oz. fresh grapefruit juice

1 tsp. sugar

1/2 lime, juiced

2 oz. sparkling water

Breakfast Margarita

@theparadise.bartender

Found this great recipe written by Jacques Bezuidenhout! Light and refreshing! Brunch Drinks #learnontiktok #tiktokpartner #fyp #bartender #homebar

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Step aside, mimosa — this breakfast margarita is about to become your new favorite brunch cocktail. Fun, right?

Ingredients:

3/4 oz. lime juice

2 oz. tequila

0.5 oz. triple sec

1 spoonful orange marmalade

Blackberry Thyme Margarita

Juicy berries and thyme syrup give this drink a classy twist. Make the syrup at home by simmering fresh thyme sprigs with equal parts sugar and water for 15-20 minutes to add a delicious herbal flavor to your cocktails.

Ingredients:

2 blackberries

3/4 oz. thyme syrup

1 oz. lime juice

3/4 oz Cointreau

2 oz. tequila blanco

Spicy Mezcal Margarita

This cocktail is not for the faint of heart. Turn up the heat with this smokey, spicy variation of a margarita, swapping tequila for mezcal and adding hot pepper.

1 small chili pepper

0.5 oz. agave

1.5 oz. mezcal

1 oz. orange liqueur

0.75 oz. lime juice

Credits: Cover image courtesy of Lucianna McIntosh

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