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17 Authentic Mexican Margaritas to Make at Home

If you’re dreaming of a beach vacay, try one of these authentic Mexican margaritas.

They’re boozy, refreshing, and just as good as any Mexican restaurant.

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The margarita is an iconic tequila cocktail that’s electric with flavor.

The classic version is the perfect combination of tart lime, a hint of orange, and smooth tequila. 

But if you’re a cocktail lover, you’ll know that this fun drink comes in a ton of fun flavors.

So grab your favorite salted glass and get ready for the fiesta. Because these amazing Mexican margaritas are too good to miss.

15+ Easy Mexican Margarita Recipes

1. Classic Mexican Margarita

We have to start with the OG because, in a sea of pink and orange drinks, you just can’t beat this lime-forward recipe.

Served on ice, it’s not the frosty slush you might be used to. Instead, it’s much stronger and best with a heavy dose of salt on the rim.

When it comes to thirst-quenching refreshments on balmy Sunday afternoons, it’s unmatched.

Ingredients: ice, simple syrup, Blanco tequila, triple sec, lime juice, lime wedges & salt (for garnish)

2. Tamarind Margarita

Tamarind is used in plenty of cuisines, including Thai, Indian, and Mexican.

It’s quite tart, though it sweetens as it ripens. And you’ll find it in concentrate or paste form in most larger supermarkets.

With its slightly citrussy, sweet-and-sour taste, it pairs so well with classic margarita ingredients.

Enjoy it solo or with friends – either way, it’s sure to leave you wanting more!

Ingredients: reposado tequila, tamarind concentrate or paste, lime juice, simple syrup, crushed ice, Tajin (for the rim)

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3. Grapefruit Skinny Margarita Recipe

This fruity marg has zero fat and only 125 calories. And you can make it even less if you swap the simple syrup for agave.

Either way, if you like fruit-forward drinks that aren’t too sweet, you’ll go gaga for this grapefruit recipe.

It’s similar to the dreamy Paloma, only there’s no club soda. Instead, you’ll add some jalapeño slices for a nice layer of heat under all that ice.

Ingredients: tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice, jalapeño slices, simple syrup or agave nectar, ice

4. Blood Orange Margarita

Here’s another cocktail that’s the perfect blend of sweet and tart. 

Between the dark color, powerful blood orange flavor, and the tequila, it’s pretty much to die for.

Plus, the orange undertones balance out the sweetness of the Cointreau just right. 

Ingredients: tequila, blood orange juice, Cointreau, fresh orange juice, ice, lime & salt (for the rim), blood orange slice (for garnish)

5. Pomegranate Margarita

Like the recipe above, the color of this one is what catches your eye first. It’s stunning, right?

But where the above recipe is citrussy, this one is berry-luscious and robust.

Yes, it still has zippy lime juice, but the pomegranate is much smoother.

Plus, you’ll add a hint of rosemary for herbal nuance that doesn’t overpower the party. 

Ingredients: El Mayor Tequila Cristalino, pomegranate juice, agave nectar, cloves, pomegranate arils, rosemary sprigs & orange peels (for garnish)

6. Ultimate Cadillac Margarita

Made with top-quality booze and a shot of Grand Marnier on the side, this really is the Cadillac of margs!

Use good tequila and the Caddy of triple sec, Grand Marnier, as a float, and you’ll go gaga for this recipe.

Ingredients: Patron Silver tequila, triple sec, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, Grand Marnier, salt & lime wheels (for garnish)

7. Mezcal Margaritas

These mezcal margaritas pack a flavorful punch. They have a unique blend of smoky agave, tart lime, and just a hint of sweetness. 

It’s a combination that’s simply irresistible. 

Mezcal is such a fun tequila alternative (of course, tequila is a type of mezcal, but you know what I mean).

It’s a great option when you want something more unique. Yes, it’s still sweet, but it’s much earthier than most margaritas.

Ingredients: mezcal, fresh lime juice, triple sec, agave nectar, salt & lime slices (for the rim)

8. Mangonadas Margaritas

Mango what? If you’ve never tried Mangonadas before, go out and find somewhere that serves it asap!

This fun street food features mango puree with Chamoy and mango slices. There’s even Tajin in the mix for good measure.

Now picture all that tangy-sweet-spicy goodness in a drink with tequila. Yeah, it’s not one to miss.

Ingredients: fresh mango, Tajin, lime juice, tequila Blanco, triple sec, sugar, Chamoy

9. Spicy Sunset Margarita

This one sure does look impressive. And luckily, it’s not just a pretty face.

You’ll blend fresh mango with pineapple juice for a wonderfully tropical flavor. And you’ll muddle jalapeños in the cocktail shaker for warmth.

As for the sunset effect, that’s all thanks to the Grenadine!

Ingredients: ripe mango, pineapple juice, lime juice, jalapeños, triple sec, silver tequila, Grenadine, agave, lime wedge & Tajin (for the rim)

10. Spicy Jalapeno Margarita

I know I’ve featured a few spicy drinks on this list, but we have to include the original!

Make this like your favorite classic marg, and you’ll be thrilled. It’s limey, orange-infused, and just the right amount of fresh and spicy.

Or why not try the version with elderflower liqueur? It’s subtle, but that layer of floral yumminess really takes this over the edge.

Ingredients: jalapeno-infused Blanco tequila, fresh lime juice, lemon juice, Cointreau or St Germain, sliced jalapeños (for garnish)

11. Watermelon Margarita

This cocktail is like summer in a glass! 

The tart, salty citrus balances the sweet syrup amazingly. And adding watermelon juice gives you the full spectrum of flavors in one sip. 

Don’t be fooled, this blend of deliciousness is strong, and it goes down super smooth. 

Ingredients: fresh watermelon juice, lime juice, tequila, triple sec, simple syrup, lime wedges & Tajin (for the rim)

12. Coconut Margarita

I know this looks kind of like a piña colada, but I swear, it’s a coconutty, tequila-filled cocktail.

Combining luscious honey, cream of coconut, and orange liqueur, this delightfully blended concoction is sure to excite. 

Just be sure to grab cream of coconut (Coco Lopez) for the best taste.

Ingredients: honey, toasted coconut (for garnish), cream of coconut, tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, ice

13. Cucumber Margarita

Want something boozy yet refreshing? Try this cucumber margarita!

Ready in a flash, you only need five ingredients. And really, the most time-consuming part is peeling the cukes.

It’s definitely one of the more ‘savory’ drinks on the list. But it’s ideal for sipping by the pool.

Ingredients: cucumber, silver tequila, triple sec, lime juice, lime wedges, salt & cucumber slices (for the rim)

14. Strawberry Margarita

This strawberry margarita is truly a delight! 

The sweet agave syrup gives the beverage a smooth, subtle tang that elevates the tart, fruity notes of the strawberries. 

Meanwhile, the lime offers a beautiful balance of zesty sweetness.

Ingredients: fresh strawberries, tequila, lime juice, triple sec, agave nectar

15. Peach Margarita

Make this summer one to remember with a big batch of peach margaritas.

Luscious and sweet, this cocktail brings together everyone’s favorite summer fruit with citrus and booze.

Of course, since this recipe calls for frozen fruit, you can make it all year round. Or make it will fresh, and it’ll be just as tasty, only thinner.

Ingredients: frozen peaches, silver tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, simple syrup, peach slices (for garnish)

16. Pineapple Margarita

I’d be remiss to call this anything but a holiday experience in a glass! 

Sweet pineapple, tart lime, and a hint of cayenne? Yum! 

Natural sugar syrup ties it all together – combining everything into a cocktail that’s sure to spice up any party. 

Ingredients: frozen pineapple chunks, Tequila Cazadores, triple sec, natural sugar syrup, lime juice, ice, sea salt & cayenne (for the rim)

17. Lemon Margarita

Try this invigorating, lip-puckering, sweet-tart cocktail the next time you’re craving tequila with a twist.

It’s made with freshly squeezed lemons instead of lime. So it’s much more sour than sweet.

If you’re the kind of person who always orders a Lemon Drop martini, this is the drink for you.

Ingredients: tequila, lemon juice, triple sec, lemon zest & salt (for the rim)

17 Authentic Mexican Margaritas to Make at Home

If you’re dreaming of a beach vacay, try one of these authentic Mexican margaritas. They’re boozy, refreshing, and just as good as any Mexican restaurant.

Ingredients

  • Classic Mexican Margarita

  • Tamarind Margarita

  • Grapefruit Skinny Margarita Recipe

  • Blood Orange Margarita

  • Pomegranate Margarita

  • Ultimate Cadillac Margarita

  • Mezcal Margaritas

  • Mangonadas Margaritas

  • Spicy Sunset Margarita

  • Spicy Jalapeno Margarita

  • Watermelon Margarita

  • Coconut Margarita

  • Cucumber Margarita

  • Strawberry Margarita

  • Peach Margarita

  • Pineapple Margarita

  • Lemon Margarita

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  • Prep a delicious authentic Mexican margarita in 30 minutes or less!
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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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