Simple & Delicious Drink Ideas: 6 Easy Margarita Recipes for Your Next Gathering

January 08, 2020 | Food Lion
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Whether you’re celebrating National Margarita Day, Cinco de Mayo or simply getting together with friends, margaritas are a go-to choice to please a crowd. In fact, according to a recent article by Business Insider, margaritas are one of the top 10 cocktails in the world. So, if you’re planning on mixing up some tasty margaritas for your friends, chances are they will be a big hit! Cheers to that, right? 

You may have your favorite recipe that you’ve made time and time again, but if you’re looking to switch things up and try something new, we have six easy margarita recipes that taste delicious and are very simple to make. So, get your cocktail shakers and blenders ready, and let’s take a look, starting with a twist on a classic lime margarita.

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Easy Margarita Recipe #1: Not-So-Classic Lime

If you like to stick to the classic drink, this easy margarita recipe is perfect! With just a couple of minor tweaks to the traditional recipe, this not-so-classic lime margarita is flavorful and fruity. Sound like something you want to make for your friends? Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 4 oz. of Gold Tequila
  • 1 oz. of Triple Sec
  • Your Favorite Margarita Mix
  • A Splash of Orange Juice
  • A Splash of Peach Schnapps
  • 1 Lime (cut into wedges)
  • Sea Salt for coating the glass rim

To mix this margarita, first add the tequila, triple sec, margarita mix, orange juice and peach schnapps to a shaker. Add ice cubes and shake well. 

Next, use the lime wedges to coat the rim of your glass. Add salt to a small plate and dip the rim of the glass to lightly coat in salt. 

Add ice cubes to the glass and pour your margarita over the ice. Place a lime wedge on the rim of the glass and enjoy! 

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Easy Margarita Recipe #2: Frozen Cherry Beergaritas

If you’ve never had a beer margarita, this is a recipe you need to try. Frosty, bubbly and fruity, this drink is very refreshing and is a big crowd-pleaser. All you need to make it is the eight ingredients below, ice and a blender. That’s it!

  • 1 Container of Frozen Limeade
  • 1 1/2 Cups of Lemon-Lime Soda
  • 1/4 Cup of Silver Tequila
  • 3 Bottle of Pale Lager Beer
  • 1 Pack of Cherry Drink Mix
  • Lime (cut into wedges)
  • Maraschino Cherries (for garnish)
  • Granulated Sugar for coating the glass rim

Now that you have all of your ingredients, let’s get blending! First, add your frozen limeade, Sprite, tequila and cherry drink mix to your blender. Then, open the beer bottles and add to the mixture. Blend with ice cubes until smooth.

Coat your glasses with granulated sugar by wetting them with lime. Pour your margaritas and as a final touch, place a lime wedge on the rim of each glass and a cherry on top. And there you have it - another easy margarita recipe for you and your friends to try! 

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Easy Margarita Recipe #3: Fresh Cucumber

Are you a big fan of cucumbers? This easy margarita recipe is refreshing, crisp and packed with cucumber flavor. It’s like a spa day in a glass! If your friends are fellow cucumber-lovers, you should definitely try making this recipe for your next get-together. Here’s what you’ll need to make it:

  • 4 oz. of Silver Tequila
  • 2 oz. of Elderflower Liqeur
  • 1 Cucumber (cut into thin slices)
  • 1 tsp. of Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp. of Lime Juice
  • 1 tsp. of Agave Nectar

To mix this margarita, first, add the tequila, elderflower liqueur and agave to your shaker. Then, cut your lemon and lime, squeeze and add a teaspoon of each to the shaker. 

For your cucumber, you have two options to prepare it for this drink. The first option is soaking the slices in tequila overnight. Add the slices to the glass and add the infused tequila to the glass as well (in place of the other tequila). The second option is to crush (or muddle) the cucumber in a glass or small bowl and add to the shaker. 

Finally, shake, shake, shake and pour the margarita into a glass over ice.

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Easy Margarita Recipe #4: Spicy Grapefruit

This drink is a citrus sensation with a kick! When you take a sip, you’ll get a punch of sweet grapefruit with a subtle hint of spice (although you can make it spicier if you want to). It’s the perfect party drink and something unexpected. Wow your friends with this easy margarita recipe! 

  • Juice from 1 Large Grapefruit
  • Juice from 2 Limes
  • 1 tbsp. of Honey (or agave nectar)
  • 3 oz. of Gold Tequila
  • Sea salt & chili powder for coating the glass rim
  • 1 Jalapeno (cut into slices)

The first step to crafting this spicy margarita recipe is to squeeze the juice from a large grapefruit, as well as two limes. Next, add ice to your shaker and pour the juice in. 

Now it’s time to cut up your jalapeno. If you want to make your margaritas less spicy, remove the seeds from your jalapeno before chopping. Otherwise, go ahead and slice the whole jalapeno. Add it to the shaker plus the tequila and honey. Mix well. 

Use any leftover lime to dampen the rim of your glass. Dip the glass in your salt and chili powder mixture. Add ice cubes and pour your margarita. 

Voila! Your spicy grapefruit margarita is ready to enjoy.

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Easy Margarita Recipe #5: Frozen Strawberry Lime

A frozen strawberry margarita is a staple when it comes to go-to drink recipes, but let’s try something a little different and add lime for some extra unexpected flavor! For this recipe, you only need five ingredients, so it doesn’t cost very much to make it and share with a crowd.

  • 1/2 Container of Frozen Limeade
  • 1 Cup of Frozen Strawberries
  • Limes (cut into wedges)
  • 3 oz. of Silver Tequila
  • Granulated Sugar for coating the glass rim

First things first, add your frozen limeade, frozen strawberries and tequila to your blender. Blend until nice and smooth and there are no visible pieces of strawberries left. 

Then, use lime and granulated sugar to coat the rims of your margarita glasses. Garnish with a lime and you have a deliciously easy frozen strawberry lime margarita!

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Easy Margarita Recipe #6: Chili Lime Mango

Here’s another recipe for you spice-lovers! With mango, lime and a splash of orange juice, this margarita is juicy, sweet and spicy. It’s a very tasty flavor combination that’ll be perfect for your next friends-night-in. 

Now, let’s review the list of ingredients you’ll need to make this easy margarita recipe!

  • 1 Cup of Frozen Mango (or fresh, if available)
  • Juice from 1 Lime, plus 1 Lime (cut into wedges)
  • 4 oz. of Gold Tequila
  • 1/2 Cup of Orange Juice
  • 1 oz. of Triple Sec
  • 2 tsp. Agave Nectar
  • 1/8 tsp. of Cayenne pepper (or to taste)
  • Sea Salt and Chili Powder for coating the glass rim

To make this margarita, start by measuring out a cup of frozen mango and place that in your blender. Then, add your tequila, orange juice, triple sec, agave, cayenne and lime juice. Blend everything together until there are no visible pieces of mango. 

Use a lime wedge to dampen the rim of your glasses. Then, dip in the salt and chili powder mixture. And that’s all there is to it! So simple, right?

As you get ready for your next gathering with friends, we hope these easy margarita recipes come in handy! And, in case you need some additional inspiration, here are a couple more recipes you may want to try:

Now, visit your local Food Lion to pick up the ingredients (the non-alcoholic ones) that you need to make your favorite recipe. Cheers everyone!

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