25 Revitalizing Margarita Flavors and How to Make Them

Published January 17, 2022
Different margarita flavors with fruits and herbs

Ingredients

A basic margarita recipe like this one allows you the freedom to play with flavors. Use this simple recipe and feel free to add muddled fruits, juices, flavored simple syrups, or liqueurs to change the flavor profile.

Margarita in a glass with a slice of lime and a salt-coated rim

Instructions

  1. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the glass with the lime wedge.
  2. With the salt on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the salt to coat.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, tequila, lime juice, orange liqueur, and agave.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into prepared glass.
  6. Garnish with lime wedge.

Passion Fruit Margarita

Few flavors are more alluring, refreshing, and universally beloved than passion fruit. Whether you use pulp or juice, the end result is a tasty margarita.

Passion fruit margarita in mason jar

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounces passion fruit pulp
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ½ ounce agave
  • Ice
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, tequila, passion fruit pulp, lime juice, orange liqueur, and agave.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass.
  4. Garnish with lime wedge.

Watermelon Margarita

There's no rule saying you can only enjoy a watermelon margarita in the summer, so go ahead and take a sip while you curse the dropping temperatures.

Glasses of Margarita with watermelon juice

Ingredients

  • Lime wedge and salt for rim
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounces watermelon juice
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ¼ ounce agave
  • Ice
  • Watermelon wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the glass with the lime wedge.
  2. With the salt on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the salt to coat.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, tequila, watermelon juice, lime juice, orange liqueur, and agave.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into prepared glass over fresh ice.
  6. Garnish with watermelon wedge.

Orange Margarita

Get your daily dose of vitamin C with this tart and juicy orange margarita.

Orange margarita

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¼ ounce agave
  • Ice
  • Orange slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, tequila, orange juice, lime juice, and agave.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with orange slice.

Apple Margarita

Apple flavors aren't just for the fall, but if you wanted to drink this exclusively as you watched the leaves change colors, no one's going to stop you.

Apple margarita

Ingredients

  • Lime wedge and salt for rim
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce apple schnapps
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ¼ ounce agave
  • Ice
  • Lime wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the glass with the lime wedge.
  2. With the salt on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the salt to coat.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, tequila, apple schnapps, lime juice, orange liqueur, and agave.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into prepared glass over fresh ice.
  6. Garnish with lime wheel.

Peach Margarita

If the lime garnish doesn't make your best margarita life peachy, go ahead and live big by using a peach slice instead.

Peach margaritas

Ingredients

  • Lime wedge and sugar for rim
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1¼ ounces peach schnapps
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ¼ ounce agave
  • Ice
  • Lime wedge or peach slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the glass with the lime wedge.
  2. With the sugar on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the sugar to coat.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, tequila, peach schnapps, lime juice, orange liqueur, and agave.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into prepared glass over fresh ice.
  6. Garnish with lime wedge.

Spicy Mango Margarita

If spicy is what makes your heart sing, then take a bite into a fiery mango margarita. The spice comes from the rim, so if you want less heat, cut the chili powder with tajin.

Spicy mango margaritas

Ingredients

  • Lime wedge and chili powder for rim
  • 1½ ounces tequila
  • 1½ ounces mango juice
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ½ ounce agave
  • Ice
  • Lime wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the glass with the lime wedge.
  2. With the chili powder on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the chili powder to coat.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, tequila, mango juice, lime juice, orange liqueur, and agave.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into prepared glass.
  6. Garnish with lime wheel.

Jalapeño Peach Margarita

Instead of relying on a rim for some heat, this margarita uses muddled jalapeño to kick things up a few notches.

Spicy margarita cocktail with tequila, mango juice, jalapeno pepper, lime and salt

Ingredients

  • Lime wedge and salt for rim
  • 2-3 jalapeño rings
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1½ ounces peach schnapps
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ½ ounce agave
  • Ice
  • Lime wedge and jalapeño slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the glass with the lime wedge.
  2. With the salt on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the salt to coat.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, tequila, peach schnapps, lime juice, orange liqueur, and agave.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into prepared glass.
  6. Garnish with lime wedge and jalapeño slice.

Cranberry Margarita

Instead of stepping up the tart flavors with citrus, use cranberry to add those puckery notes.

Cranberry margarita

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1½ ounces cranberry juice
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ½ ounce agave
  • Ice
  • Lime wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, tequila, cranberry juice, lime juice, orange liqueur, and agave.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with lime wheel.

Mermaid Margarita

Transform your classic margarita into a seaside sipper with this ocean-hued cocktail.

Mermaid margarita drinks by pool

Ingredients

  • Lime wedge and salt for rim
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce blue curaçao
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¼ ounce agave
  • Ice
  • Lime wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the glass with the lime wedge.
  2. With the salt on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the salt to coat.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, tequila, blue curaçao, lime juice, and agave.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into prepared glass.
  6. Garnish with lime wheel.

Blueberry Margarita

Take things to another beach with this blue margarita, this time bursting with blueberries.

Blueberry margarita

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces tequila
  • ¾ ounce blueberry liqueur
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ¼ ounce agave
  • Ice
  • Lime wedge and cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, tequila, blueberry liqueur, lime juice, orange liqueur, and agave.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into margarita glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with lime wedge and cherry.

Frozen Coconut Margarita

There's no reason to be stuck about enjoying a piña colada or margarita; this drink makes all your decisions easy.

Coconut Margarita cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounces cream of coconut
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¾ ounce orange liqueur
  • ½ ounce agave
  • 1 cup ice
  • Coconut slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a blender, add ice, tequila, cream of coconut, lime juice, orange liqueur, and agave.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into margarita glass.
  4. Garnish with coconut slice.

Tangerine Margarita

Often sweeter than other oranges, tangerines have a lighter yet still full orange flavor.

Tangerine margarita

Ingredients

  • Lime wedge and salt for rim
  • 1 ounce tequila
  • 1 ounce tangerine vodka
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed tangerine juice
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ¼ ounce agave
  • Ice
  • Lime wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the glass with the lime wedge.
  2. With the salt on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the salt to coat.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, tequila, tangerine vodka, lime juice, tangerine juice, orange liqueur, and agave.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into prepared glass.
  6. Garnish with lime wheel.

Lemon Margarita

Skip the lime ingredients in favor of a brighter citrus flavor: lemon. The recipe calls for a lime wheel to keep that traditional margarita look, but feel free to swap in a lemon.

Margarita cocktail with lemon

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¾ ounce limoncello
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ¼ ounce agave
  • Ice
  • Lime wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, tequila, lemon juice, limoncello, orange liqueur, and agave.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks or highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with lime wheel.

Mixed Berry Frozen Margarita

This margarita erases all the guilt and panic when you're trying to figure out how to use up all your berries before they go bad.

Mixed Berry margarita

Ingredients

  • Lime wedge and salt for rim
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur
  • ½ ounce agave
  • ½ cup mixed berries
  • 1 cup ice
  • Whole berries for garnish

Instructions

  1. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the glass with the lime wedge.
  2. With the sugar on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the sugar to coat.
  3. In a blender, add ice, tequila, lime juice, orange liqueur, agave, and mixed berries.
  4. Blend until smooth.
  5. Pour into prepared glass.
  6. Garnish with whole berries.

Blood Orange Margarita

If you ever wished plain oranges had just a little more complexity, then a blood orange is your answer. It keeps that beloved citrus flavor but adds tart notes with a touch of raspberry.

Blood orange margarita

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce blood orange liqueur
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed blood orange juice
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ¼ ounce agave
  • Ice
  • Mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, tequila, blood orange liqueur, blood orange juice, lime juice, orange liqueur, and agave.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with mint sprig.

Sour Citrus Margarita

Don't be fooled by the cucumber garnish, this refreshing margarita relies on lemon and lime juice to pack it with flavors.

Sour margarita

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¾ ounce orange liqueur
  • ¼ ounce agave
  • Ice
  • Cucumber ribbon for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, tequila, lime juice, lemon juice, orange liqueur, and agave.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with cucumber ribbon.

Spicy Lime Margarita

Go the extra mile with lime notes and spice in this tart margarita. If the ancho reyes doesn't bring enough heat for you, gradually add additional heat by adding one muddled jalapeño slice at a time.

Spice Lime margarita

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces tequila
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¾ ounce orange liqueur
  • ½ ounce ancho reyes
  • Ice
  • Lime wheel and spicy pepper for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add tequila, lime juice, orange liqueur, and ancho reyes.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with lime wheel and spicy pepper.

Pineapple Margarita

Few things are better than the sharp and sweet flavors of fresh pineapple, the next best thing is the pineapple margarita.

Pineapple margarita

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ¼ ounce agave
  • Ice
  • Pineapple wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, tequila, pineapple juice, lime juice, orange liqueur, and agave.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with pineapple wedge.

Strawberry Margarita

Capture fruity-berry flavors with an easy-to-make strawberry margarita, if you're feeling ambitious you can muddle a few fresh berries before adding the spirits.

Strawberry margarita

Ingredients

  • Lime wedge and salt for rim
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce strawberry schnapps
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ¼ ounce agave
  • Ice
  • Lime wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the glass with the lime wedge.
  2. With the salt on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the salt to coat.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, tequila, strawberry schnapps, lime juice, orange liqueur, and agave.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  6. Garnish with lime wheel.

Melon Margarita

Add some melon liqueur to your margarita for to have an absolute ball, well, a melon ball margarita that is.

Melon margarita in a martini glass with lime an melon

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce Midori
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ¼ ounce agave
  • Ice
  • Honeydew melon chunks for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, tequila, Midori, lime juice, orange liqueur, and agave.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with melon chunks.

Creamsicle Margarita

This frozen treat is great for a too-hot summer day or when you want that beloved creamsicle flavor with a little extra something.

Creamsicle Margarita

Ingredients

  • Orange wedge and sugar for rim
  • 1 ounce tequila
  • 1 ounce whipped cream vodka
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ¼-½ cup ice
  • Orange wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the martini glass or coupe with the orange wedge.
  2. With the sugar on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the sugar to coat.
  3. In a blender, add ice, tequila, whipped cream vodka, orange juice, lime juice, and orange liqueur.
  4. Blend until smooth.
  5. Pour into prepared glass.
  6. Garnish with orange wheel.

Spicy Tropical Margarita

With a little bit of mango, pineapple, and orange, this spicy margarita is a crowd-pleaser.

Spicy tropical margarita

Ingredients

  • Lime wedge and chili powder for rim
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ¾ ounce pineapple juice
  • ¾ ounce mango liqueur
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ½ cup ice

Instructions

  1. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the glass with the lime wedge.
  2. With the chili powder on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the chili powder to coat.
  3. In a blender, add ice, tequila, orange juice, pineapple juice, mango liqueur, lime juice, and orange liqueur.
  4. Blend until smooth.
  5. Pour into prepared glass.

Frozen Coconut Watermelon Margarita

Take watermelon flavor and make it even sunnier with a splash of coconut in this frozen margarita.

Frozen watermelon margarita

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce watermelon schnapps
  • ¾ ounce coconut rum
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ¼ ounce agave
  • ½ cup ice
  • Lemon wheel and mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a blender, add ice, tequila, watermelon schnapps, coconut rum, lime juice, orange liqueur, and agave.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into margarita glass.
  4. Garnish with lemon wheel and mint sprig.

Grapefruit Margarita

A Paloma isn't the only way to enjoy the perfect pairing of tequila and grapefruit.

Grapefruit margarita

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce grapefruit juice
  • ¾ ounce orange liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce agave
  • Ice
  • Lime wheel and grapefruit wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, tequila, grapefruit juice, orange liqueur, lime juice, and agave.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with lime wheel and grapefruit wedge.

Margaritas for All

Whether you like your margaritas sweet, traditional, or with a spicy bite, there are margarita flavors for any desire. The hard part is deciding which one to try first.

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