I don’t know about you, but with the weather (finally) warming up, and Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, I’m in the mood for some refreshing margaritas. Though the classic margarita recipe is a great staple to master, I like to venture out of the margarita glass and find other ways to enjoy this classic summer cocktail.
See, margaritas are ridiculously simple to make—tequila, lime juice, and some orange liqueur, like triple sec, are all you need—but there are about as many creative margarita recipes out there as there are reasons to drink one! And the best way to pick your favorite margarita recipe is to experiment. A LOT.
But before you start whipping up one of these 10 creative margarita recipes in your kitchen, let’s make sure you’ve mastered the traditional margarita recipe (after all, it’s a classic for a reason).
Basic Margarita Recipe
1 ½ ounces (1 shot glass) of silver tequila’
¾ ounces (1/2 shot glass) of triple sec
1 ½ ounces (1 shot glass) of lime juice
Shake the ingredients together.
Rim your glass with salt and serve with a lime wedge garnish. It’s really that easy.
If you are feeling a little more daring, check out these other margarita recipes for some tasty inspiration. Whether you’re a fan of spicy and savory flavors or prefer something less conventional and sweet (birthday cake or cotton candy margaritas, anyone?), this list of margarita recipes has you covered. Keep reading for the best margarita recipes around. Cheers!
Kelly Ladd Sanchez, a former magazine editor and writer, now works as a professional craft stylist and paper artist out of her home studio in Orlando, Florida. Kelly is always creating something whimsical, bright, and colorful, with easy-to-follow instructions. Looking for more creative and fun DIY and craft projects to try yourself? Check out Kelly's blog, handmadebykelly.com and her paper art site. When she’s not covered in little shreds of paper, she can be found having fun and hanging out with her son and wonderful husband. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.