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13+ Best Margarita Recipes

on July 15, 2021
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13+ of the Best Margarita Recipes plus this refreshing Watermelon Basil Margarita with fresh basil and citrus to make it taste like summer in a glass!
Pouring watermelon margarita into cocktail glass with salted rim

Ready to mix up your marg recipe? This list of Best Margarita Recipes gives you options galore!

I know, I know, if it’s not broken, don’t fix it! And a classic Margarita is perfect as is. But here’s the thing. There’s no better way to appreciate the Margarita in all its glory than by testing out its multiple variations.

And by multiple, I mean VERY many. There are just so many delicious margarita recipes to choose from, how could you possibly choose?

Don’t you fret, I have taste-tested all of these (some more than once 😉 ) and highly approve.

So whether you want a sweet margarita or a spicy one, frozen or on the rocks, extra tequila or no tequila at all, this list has options for you.

Let’s dive in. Here’s my list of Best Margarita Recipes.

Best Margarita Recipes

  1. Refreshing Passion Fruit Margarita
  2. Three Ingredient Skinny Margarita
  3. Fresh Strawberry Jalapeno Margarita
  4. Frozen Pineapple Coconut Margarita
  5. Blackberry and Rosemary Margarita
  6. Apple Pie Mezcal Margarita
  7. Sparkling Vodka Margarita
  8. Spicy Mezcal Margaritas with Carrot Juice
  9. Vibrant Aperol Margarita
  10. Frozen Blackberry Margarita
  11. Skinny Pineapple Margarita
  12. Cooling Frozen Peach Margarita
  13. Watermelon Basil Margarita
  14. Aromatic Pumpkin Spice Margarita

1. Refreshing Passion Fruit Margarita

Two Cocktails garnished with lime and a salt rim

Refreshing Passion Fruit Margarita

This Passion Fruit Margarita is simple, fresh, and fun—the perfect twist on a classic cocktail to mix up for any occasion.

2. Three Ingredient Skinny Margarita

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3 Ingredient Skinny Margarita

Make this 3 ingredient Skinny Margarita with tequila and fresh juices for a refreshing cocktail! Skinny margaritas are a low-calorie drink option to the typical margarita.

3. Fresh Strawberry Jalapeño Margarita

close up of a strawberry jalapeno margarita

Fresh Strawberry Jalapeño Margarita

This Strawberry Jalapeno Margarita is made sweet with fresh strawberries and oranges and paired with spicy jalapenos and tart limes to complete the perfect flavor profile, this drink will be your new summer favorite.

4. Frozen Pineapple Coconut Margarita

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Frozen Pineapple Coconut Margarita

This Frozen Pineapple Coconut Margarita uses fresh pineapple, sweet cream of coconut, and lime to transport you to the tropics!

5. Blackberry & Rosemary Margarita

rosemary and blackberry margarita

Blackberry & Rosemary Margaritas

A fresh take on the traditional margarita with blackberries, rosemary and topped with ginger beer. These Blackberry Rosemary Margaritas are light, herbaceous, and delicious.

6. Apple Pie Mezcal Margarita

3 apple pie mezcal margaritas

Apple Pie Mezcal Margarita

What better way to celebrate Fall flavors than with an apple pie mezcal margarita? Mezcal adds a nice smoky finish to this margarita, giving it a nice fall feel.

7. Sparkling Vodka Margarita

close up shot of a vodka margarita with lime slice

Sparkling Vodka Margarita

If you love the idea of a margarita but are not a tequila fan, this refreshing and simple Sparkling Vodka Margarita is for you!

8. Spicy Mezcal Margaritas With Carrot Juice

spicy mezcal margarita with carrot juice

Spicy Mezcal Margaritas With Carrot Juice

This spicy carrot mezcal margarita is the perfect blend of smoky, spicy, and savory. Think of it as the margarita version of a Bloody Mary.

9. Vibrant Aperol Margarita

Aperol Margarita | Marley's Menu

Vibrant Aperol Margarita

This fresh new take on a classic margarita uses fresh lime and Italian bitters apértif to give you a crisp, vibrant, Aperol Margarita.

10. Frozen Blackberry Margarita

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Frozen Blackberry Margaritas

Blackberries, fresh mint, and limes blended for the best Frozen Blackberry Margaritas! Fruity, fresh, and tart! 

11. Skinny Pineapple Margarita

skinny pineapple margarita being poured into a glass

Skinny Pineapple Margarita

This skinny pineapple margarita recipe hits all the marks of a perfect summer cocktail. This light and refreshing cocktail is made with 4 ingredients, fruit juices, and no added sugar.

12. Cooling Frozen Peach Margarita

close up of frozen peach margarita

Cooling Frozen Peach Margarita

This Frozen Peach Margarita is refreshing, sweet, and boozy—the perfect way to cool off in the summer heat.

13. Watermelon Basil Margarita

Pouring watermelon margarita into cocktail glass with salted rim

Watermelon Basil Margarita

This Watermelon Basil Margarita is refreshing and slightly sweet, with fresh basil and citrus to make it taste like summer in a glass!

14. Aromatic Pumpkin Spice Margarita

fall margarita in a pumpkin spice rimmed glass and garnished with a cinnamon stick and lime

Aromatic Pumpkin Spice Margarita

This Pumpkin Spice Margarita brings fun Fall flavors to a usually more summery drink, making this uniquely warming marg the perfect Autumn treat!

Enjoy this list of best Margarita recipes! If you still don’t know where to start, here’s one of my all-time favorites: The Watermelon Basil Margarita! And for more lists of awesome drinks, check out 10+ Mixology Cocktails To Try At Home and 9+ Best Sangria Recipes!

13+ Best Margarita Recipes, including Watermelon Basil Margarita

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Recipe by Marley Goldin Course: Cocktails, Round-ups and ListsCuisine: Mexican


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13+ of the Best Margarita Recipes plus this refreshing Watermelon Basil Margarita with fresh basil and citrus to make it taste like summer in a glass!


  • 1 teaspoon salt for rim (optional)

  • 1/2 cup watermelon, roughly chopped

  • 5 leaves fresh basil

  • 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) lime juice – juice of 1/2 lime

  • 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) agave nectar

  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) tequila blanco


  • Wet the rim of your cocktail glass by rubbing half of a lime on the rim in a circular motion a couple of times around. Add salt to a shallow bowl, plate, or cocktail rimmer and dip the wet rim into the salt. This step is optional, but highly recommended!
  • Roughly chop a wedge of watermelon until you have about 1/2 cup of watermelon. Add it to a cocktail shaker or mixing glass with the fresh basil. Muddle until most of the juice is released from your watermelon chunks.
  • Add lime juice, sweetener, and tequila and mix. Pour through a strainer into your salt-rimmed glass and enjoy!

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Pro Tips

  • Using fresh lime goes a long way in this recipe!
  • I love Blanco Tequila in this recipe, but if you prefer Repasado, that totally works, too!

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