13 Margarita Recipes You Can Make At Home in 2020

From Margarita's humble beginnings in Mexico, it has risen to become one of the favorite drinks today due to its simple ingredients, effortless preparation, versatility, and of course due to its taste.

In fact, this classic tequila-based cocktail is served almost everywhere, whether it be a restaurant, club, or bar.  Good thing you don't have to go out to enjoy it. If you want to enjoy this tasty concoction right at the comfort of your home, try these three recipes.

13 Margarita Recipes You Can Make At Home

1. Classic Margarita


Can't get enough of the no-fuss classic margarita? This one is definitely for you. To make this drink, you will need the basic/standard margarita ingredients - tequila, lime, salt, and cointreau.

As for the prepartion, it's easy and simple. First, grab your shaker tin. Put lime juice, cointreau and tequila into the shaker. Then, add ice. The second step is to shake well and set-aside. Take your margarita glass, and dip its rim in water. Then, rim glass into salt. Grab your shaker tin and pour its content into the glass. Add a lime wedge for garnish.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. blanco tequila
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz. cointreau
  • Salt for rim
  • Lime wheel garnish

Preparation:

  1. Add lime juice, cointreau & tequila to shaker tin
  2. Add ice
  3. Shake well
  4. Dip rim of glass in water
  5. Dip rim of glass into salt
  6. Pour shaker tin contents into glass
  7. Garnish w/ a lime wedge 

2. Mango Margarita 

Next in our list is mango margarita. For this one, you will be using more ingredients (you can find them at your local groceries, don't worry!). Make sure to have mango or mango juice, lime and lime juice, orange juice, simple syrup, and blanco tequila. You will also need chili lime salt (for hot and tangy taste when your mouth hits the rim of the glass) and edible flowers (this one is optional).

Here's what you need to do. Slice the fresh mango. Cut into cubes. Put it in a shaker tin. Then, add lime juice, orange juice, simple syrup, and tequila. The next step is to add ice ahd shake. Cut a wedge of lime then coat the rim of the glass. Then, instead of using salt, dip the glass into the chili lime salt.

Grab the shaker tin and pour/strain over ice in glass. Garnish your drink with mango slice and edible flowers.

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Ingredients 

  • 5 cubes mango or 1.5 oz. mango juice
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • 1 oz. orange juice
  • .5 oz. simple syrup
  • 1.5 oz. blanco tequila
  • Chili lime salt
  • Edible flowers

Preparation 

  1. Muddle mango cubes with lime juice in shaker tin
  2. Add orange juice, simple syrup and tequila
  3. Add ice and shake well
  4. Wet glass rim with lime wedge and coat in chili lime salt
  5. Strain over ice in glass
  6. Garnish with mango slice and edible flowers

 3. Pomegranate Margarita



What if you don't like mango? This pomegranate margarita might be for you. Just like the mango margarita, you will need to shop for other ingredients aside from tequila. These are fresh ginger, fresh Pomegranate juice, fresh lime juice, agave, fresh orange juice, and chili lime salt.

Take your ginger and slice it. Put it in the shaker tin. Get the lime juice and pour into the shaker tin. Muddle the ginger & lime juice. Put agave, pomegranate juice, squeeze of orange juice and tequila and add it as well to the shaker tin. Add ice and shake well. Set aside.

Take your glass and dip into water/lime juice. Coat the rim with chili lime salt. Add ice to the glass. Pour the contents from the shaker tin. Use a strainer. Then, garnish.

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Ingredients 

  • 2 slices of fresh ginger
  • 1 oz fresh Pomegranate juice
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice 
  • .75 oz agave
  • .5 oz fresh orange juice
  • 2 oz tequila 
  • Chili lime salt

Preparation 

  1. Muddle ginger & lime juice in shaker tin
  2. Add agave, pomegranate juice, squeeze of orange juice and tequila 
  3. Shake well with ice 
  4. Strain over ice into rocks glass 
  5. Garnish w/ lime and pomegranate seeds

4. Tamarind Margarita

When it comes to making a margarita at home. It better be simple and something that everyone can make. How about giving a tangy taste to the classic Margarita, that’s what the tamarind margarita is all about. It is very easy to make and something you should try at least once. The drink has a very semi-sweet texture and the tamarind adds that tanginess to the whole concoction. If you want, you can even use a tamarind-pineapple margarita that just requires an addition of pineapple to the whole thing.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces blanco tequila
  • 1/2 ounce orange liqueur
  • 1 ounce tamarind nectar
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • Garnish: chili powder (for rim)

Preparation

  1. Take all the ingredients
  2. Rub the chilli powder across the rim of your margarita glass and then wet it with some citrus fruits like lemons.
  3. In a blender, add all the ingredients like ice, tequila, orange liqueur, tamarind nectar and simple syrup.
  4. Blend it until the mixture is smooth and then pour it in the prepared glasses
  5. Serve and have a great party

5. Chocolate Margarita

We are sure that sounds pretty interesting. A chocolate margarita is something that does have addition of chocolate but without compromising on the very essence of margarita. It’s very creamy and has a delightful texture. Don’t assume that the drink will only have the flavor of chocolate, it’ll also have citrus fruits. This drink only requires a preparation time of 5 minutes. If you make it right, this will be one of the best tequilas you will ever make.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ice
  • 2 ounces blanco tequila
  • 1 ounce chocolate liqueur
  • 1 ounce cream (or half and half)
  • Splash orange juice (fresh)
  • Splash lime juice (fresh)
  • Dash chocolate bitters
  • Garnish: sugar and cocoa powder (for rim)
  • Garnish: shaved chocolate

Preparation

  1. Gather all the ingredients
  2. Rub some cocoa and sugar so that it becomes consistent in grainy texture
  3. Wet the rim area with citrus fruits and some cocoa sugar
  4. Take a blender and add ice, tequila, chocolate, liqueur, cream and bitters
  5. Pour into a glass and top it with chocolate shavings
  6. Serve and enjoy

6. Gummy Bear Margarita

Even if you’re grown up. You should never forget the feel of those gummy bears we would much on as a kid. The exotic gummy bear margarita is exactly one such drink made using raspberry-kiwi tequila, watermelon pucker, triple sec, sour mix, cranberry juice and grenadine. Making this drink is super easy as you just need a few gummy bears and watermelon to mix it all up. You should know the gummy bear is also used to make the famous gummy bear martini.

Ingredients

  • 1 750ml bottle blanco tequila
  • 1 cup raspberries (rinsed)
  • 1/3 cup kiwi (peeled, sliced)

For the Cocktail:

  • 1 1/2 ounces raspberry-kiwi tequila (or blanco tequila)
  • 1 ounce watermelon liqueur (Watermelon Pucker)
  • 1/2 ounce triple sec
  • 1 ounce sour mix
  • 1 ounce cranberry juice
  • Dash of grenadine
  • Garnish: sugar (for rim)
  • Garnish: gummy bears

Preparation

  1. Gather all the available ingredients
  2. In an infusion jar, add the raspberries and kiwi and fill with tequila
  3. Seal the jar, shake well and store it in a cool place for 5 days
  4. Now you can simply taste the infusion once if its worthy enough to be served
  5. Strain out all the fruits and bottle of flavored tequila and store the liquor

7. Pineapple Chili Margarita

This is one drink that has got it all. Pineapple in terms of a fruit, a chili in terms of spices and your tequila. Don’t worry for this is not as spicy as a jalapeno margarita. Now this is a drink that can be customized as per your taste buds. If you want it to be more spicy then add some more chili else increase the portions of papaya. The pineapple here is the main ingredient that kind of contrasts the whole picture.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces silver tequila
  • 3/4 ounce orange liqueur (Cointreau)
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice (fresh)
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 dash hot sauce (Tabasco Habanero)
  • Garnish: pineapple slice

Preparation

  1. Gather all the available ingredients and take a cocktail shaker
  2. Put some ice in it and then pour in your tequila, orange based liqueur, line and pineapple juices along with some hot sauce
  3. Shake it vigorously and then strain all of it in an ice-filled glass
  4. Garnish it with some pineapple slices
  5. Serve and have a great hangout party at home

8. Hpnotiq Margarita

This is one drink that’s a visual delight. It’s like carrying an ocean in your glass. Reason being its color. The hpnotiq margarita recipe is something that can be easily made at home. No matter what the occasion is, its very easy to make. If you have just started to make recipes then go ahead and make yourself the Hpnotiq Margarita. It’s a pure joy sipping this margarita and we couldn’t resist putting this in our list of homemade margarita recipes.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila
  • 1 1/2 ounces Hpnotiq liqueur
  • 3/4 ounce triple sec (or other orange liqueur)
  • 1/2 ounce ​sour mix
  • 1/2 ounce pineapple juice
  • Garnish: lime wheel

Preparation

  1. Gather all the ingredients
  2. Inside a cocktail shaker, fill it up with ice and put the rest ingredients
  3. Shake all the ingredients well enough
  4. Strain it into a chilled margarita or a cocktail glass
  5. Garnish with lime and enjoy

9. Tequila Sunrise Margarita

The tequila sunrise margarita has got its name because of the texture it has. As soon as you pour in the drink into a highball glass. You will notice how the color arises as if the sun had just risen from the bottom. The ingredients that give it such an effect is the orange fruit. The drink is very simple and has a nice punch to it. One can make this drink very easily at home.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 ounce grenadine
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila
  • 1/2 ounce triple sec
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • 1/2 ounce sour mix
  • Garnish: lime wheel
  • Garnish: salt (for rim)

Preparation

  1. Gather all the ingredients
  2. Put some salt on the rim of your glasses and run lime wedge around the rim
  3. Pour in some grenadine in the glass and let some slide down the glass
  4. Add ice, triple sec, some orange juice, sour mix into a blender and blend until smooth
  5. Pour in the content of the blender into the prepared glasses until the color mixes pretty well
  6. Garnish with a lime wheel and serve

10. Coco Margarita

Don’t mistake this drink to make up of chocolate because its nowhere close to it. Instead, this drink is made using lime juice and pineapple which is why the name coco margarita. Coco Margarita can be thought of as a combination of pina colada and margarita. It’s a great summer party drink to be enjoyed with friends and family at your home. This drink also has a hint of coconut cream. The end result is a frothy drink that makes you feel really cool.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila
  • 1/2 ounce sour mix
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice (fresh)
  • 1/2 ounce cream of coconut
  • Garnish: pineapple wedge

Preparation

  1. Gather all your ingredients
  2. Take a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice and pour in the ingredients
  3. Shake well and strain the concoction into a chilled margarita glass
  4. Garnish it all with a pineapple wedge
  5. Serve and enjoy

11. Blue Lagoon Margarita

You may have had the blue margarita but the blue lagoon is a different approach to the already existing classic blue margarita. In this margarita, you will require a few things blue curacao, pineapple juice, lemon lime soda and some tequila. The total time to prepare one such drink is only 3 minutes. If you serve it with some other food items, its going to turn on the taste buds. When it comes to the lemon lime soda, you can use 7-Up, Sprite.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila
  • 3/4 ounce blue curaçao
  • 1/2 ounce pineapple juice
  • Splash lime juice
  • Splash of lemon-lime soda

Preparation

  1. Gather all the ingredients and take a cocktail shaker
  2. In the shaker, put ice, tequila, blue curaco and some pineapple juice.
  3. Add lime juice else you could also use some 7-up or Sprite
  4. Shake the container well and strain it into a chilled margarita or cocktail glass
  5. Finish it with a splash of lemon lime soda
  6. Serve and enjoy the party home!

12. Look better naked Margarita

This drink has a lavender like color but very very refreshing. Now one thing to notice is that the look better naked is a drink that’s kinda healthy to consume. Although it depends on the amount of tequila you put in your margarita. This is a drink that has a lot of organic ingredients. Now the first thing is that you are not always going to enjoy this drink. Some of the common ingredients used are acai juice, agave nectar, rosemary, egg, lime juice.

Ingredients

  • 4-inch sprig rosemary (top inch reserved for garnish)
  • 1 1/2 ounces reposado tequila (Partida Estate)
  • 1/2 ounce açai berry juice (Sambazon)
  • 3/4 ounce agave nectar (organic)
  • 1/2 ounce egg white (organic)
  • 1 ounce lime juice (fresh)
  • Garnish: 1/4 cup salt (organic; for rim)
  • Garnish: 1/4 cup peppercorns (fresh, cracked organic green; for rim)

Preparation

  1. Gather the ingredients
  2. Now take some salt and peppercorns, mix them together and rub it on the cocktail glass
  3. Wet the rim and use a cut lime and place those glasses in freezer
  4. Remove the rosemary leaves and muddle it nicely in the cocktail shaker
  5. Add the liquid ingredients
  6. Shake vigorously until the shaker is frosted
  7. Strain into those prepared glasses
  8. Top it with some rosemary sprig
  9. Serve and enjoy

13. Jamaica Margarita

Don’t give literally on the name. This drink is made from hibiscus flavored water. Now it depends whether you pluck the hibiscus plant and use it or you buy them from a market which are usually preserved using chemicals. Now this is a very delicate recipe and so choose your tequila wisley. This is also a very easy to make drink that only requires 3 minutes to make.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups water
  • 2 cups (2 ounces) jamaica flowers (dried)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar (or to taste)
  • For the Cocktail:
  • 3 ounces agua de Jamaica (chilled)
  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila (Tequila Tezón Blanco)
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • Garnish: lime wedge

Preparation

  1. Gather the ingredients and put it boil
  2. Add flowers and sugar and stir it until the mixture boils for a minute or two
  3. Pour into a non-corrosive bowl and steep for 20 minutes. Then let it rest for 2 hours
  4. Strain the mixture using a fine mesh.
  5. Taste to know if its very strong. If its too potent, add water. It too tart, add sugar
  6. Cover and refrigerate until its up for serve

Conclusion

Margarita is made using tequila and that’s all you want at your home since there is no margarita without tequila. When it comes to making margaritas at your home, there are a number of variations you can make at home. In this article, we have made sure to include all the possible variations using ingredients ranking from fruits, flowers and spices. We hope you have a great time!


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