8 Recipes to Up Your Cinco de Mayo Margarita Game
If you plan on ringing in your Cinco de Mayo this week, rest assured the margarita shall be the guest of honor at any proper gathering. To keep it fresh, we're throwing down some game-changing twists on the classic recipe. Tequila gets along with just about every fruit on the vine. From creamy avocado iterations to grilled mango concoctions, these inventive and irresistible blends have us swooning. Is it five o'clock yet?
The tangy sweet spice of this ginger blood-orange margarita recipe is feisty and sophisticated. It's a good go-to if you're deviating from ultra-spicy peppers like jalepeño or habañero. The ginger gives a kick without the heat.
Take things tropical with a creamy coconut margarita. This delectable elixir composed of coconut milk and a toasted coconut rim adds a breezy, exotic flair to any soirée.
This charred jalapeño and carrot margarita cocktail will require a bit of prep time, but the payoff is well worth it. It leads off with cilantro simple syrup, paired with pressed carrot juice and a homemade charred jalapeño tequila. The flavor is unique, and the ingredients come together beautifully. It's dressed to impress.
Fresh watermelon juice is one of our very favorite mixers to match with tequila. Edited and fresh, this spicy watermelon margarita is the perfect summer launching pad. Bonus: The super-simple recipe yields multiple rounds.
Blending avocados into a classic margarita recipe invites amazing texture and good fats. A spicy avocado coconut margarita marries subtle, creamy flavors. If you're averse to spice, simply cut the jalapeño from the recipe (or double down if you're feeling brave.)
This frozen blueberry margarita recipe is essentially the most delicious popsicle you'll have all summer. Refreshing and unexpected, it's the perfect choice for guests feeling adventurous yet still seeking a detour from the spicy pepper vibe.
Another delightfully inventive pairing that requires you to fire up the grill for some preproduction ingredients, this grilled mango habañero margarita can be made juiced or frozen. If you prefer to blend using frozen fruit, grill the mangos the day before, and allow them to freeze overnight.
For those who favor fruity over savory, a watermelon and pomegranate margarita cocktail offers a tart ruby-red fix. With a total prep time of five minutes flat, this one is a sure thing to get the party going fast.
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