Ah, the margarita. The Mexican classic is cool, refreshing and, thanks to the tequila, usually a lot of fun. And while the classic version is absolutely wonderful, the best part about margaritas ( https://rocknrolltequila.com/margarita-recipes ) in general is the many different kinds that you can make. Here are just a few incredible margarita recipes that will change how you think about the classic cocktail. And, once you’ve mastered these, you can start to mix together your own creations as you become a margarita master!
1. Baileys Irish Margarita Cocktail
Adding Baileys to almost any cocktail is an excellent way to add some creamy smoothness. It works beautifully in margarita recipes, too. For this south of the border Irish mix, combine 1 oz. Cristalino Tequila with 1.5 oz. of Baileys Irish Cream, 0.75 oz. of half-and-half, and a scoop of ice cream. Put that all in a blender, fill it with ice, and blend until smooth. Add a cinnamon stick as a garnish and, as the Irish say, “sláinte!”
2. Charrita Margarita Cocktail
Most margarita recipes have a kick in the form of alcohol. This one has that plus the added kick of cayenne pepper! Start with a glass rimmed with a mix of sugar and cayenne pepper. In a shaker, mix together 1.5 oz. Platinum Tequila, 0.5 oz. agave nectar, 0.75 oz. orange liqueur, and 1.25 oz. lime juice. Shake it together and pour in your rimmed glass. Garnish with a simple lime wheel and serve. It’s sweet, spicy, and definitely has a kick!
3. Ancho Margarita Cocktail
While Mexico’s most famous spirit is tequila, it is also famous for Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur, a wonderfully smooth liqueur with flavors of Chile pepper, brown sugar, honey, and ginger. Like most unique margarita recipes, this combines a few flavors into something special. Start by rimming a glass with sugar and cayenne pepper. In a shaker, combine 1.5 oz. Cristalino Tequila, 0.5 oz. agave nectar and 0.75 oz. of Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur. Shake, pour into your rimmed glass, garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy.
4. Tequila Manhattan Cocktail
While not strictly a margarita recipe, this Mexican variant on the classic cocktail is a blend of beachside refreshment and high-end sophistication. Start with a cocktail glass and pour in 2 oz. Cristalino Tequila ( https://rocknrolltequila.com/our-brand ), a jalapeño slice, 1 oz. sweet vermouth and 2 dashes of orange bitters. Stir together instead of shaking, and garnish with a lime twist or cherry.
When it comes to the margarita, the classic is just the beginning. There are literally thousands of different margarita recipes out there, each bringing a unique, delicious flavor to Mexico’s most popular cocktail. When you are armed with top-quality tequila, making your own variants can be a lot of fun. Start by finding ones you like and, as you build your bar, branch and start to experiment. You may just come across the next unique margarita recipe that take s the world by storm!