One Margarita, Two Margaritas… 3 Margarita Recipes We Adore, Plus Perfect Salted- or Sugared-Rim Tips!

Stirred, blended, or shaken — no matter how they're mixed up, margaritas are one of my favorite drinks. And what I love most is that they are so versatile. Learn about a few of my favorite recipes, plus tips for a perfectly salted (or sugared!) rim.

by Madalyn Bendgen

Tamarind Margaritas | Frozen Blended Watermelon Margaritas | Light Margarita | 3 Margarita Recipes We Adore, Plus Perfect Salted- or Sugared-Rim Tips!

My go-to cocktail is a classic margarita on the rocks. Lime, tequila, and salt — a combination that you can never go wrong with. And it seems to me that no matter what flavor you throw at tequila and lime, it always turns out delicious! Ok… maybe not everything, but you get the gist.

It is always fun to go to restaurants and try a margarita, because no matter where you go, they’re always different. Some places have a little heavier pour on the tequila (yes, please!) where another place might be adding a splash of orange juice. At Cuisine we, too, have developed our fair share of margarita recipes, and here I’m going to share a few recipes that you may not have tried just yet.

The Lower-Calorie Margarita

Ok, we must note that margaritas are not your typical drink when you’re trying to limit your calories and sugar intake. But, thanks to our followers on social media, we now have a lightened-up version for you — enter our Light Margarita. The key to a light margarita is good-quality tequila, fresh fruit juices, and no sour mix. Thank you to our followers for the request. This was a fun and “muy delicioso” recipe to create. We hope you enjoy it as much as we all do.


The Tamarind Margarita

Here’s one that you may not have tried before: a Tamarind Margarita. When I was on vacation in Mexico, our resort had different drink specials each day, and a tamarind margarita was one of them. Obviously, it’s not the prettiest drink but my does it make up for its appearance in flavor. One sip of it, and I knew I needed to create a version of this myself. Trust me, this is one you’re going to want to try.

Tamarind Margarita

The Blended Watermelon Margarita

And let’s not forget about blended margaritas. Here is a thirst-quenching margarita perfect for warm weather sippin’: our Frozen Watermelon Margaritas with jalapeno-orange simple syrup. Pam was the genius behind this concoction. Frozen sweet watermelon combined with tequila, lime, and a spicy simple syrup; this frosty drink is one cool cocktail. Warning: this libation might cause you to start loading up your freezer with frozen watermelon in the summertime.

Frozen Watermelon Margaritas

How to Make a Salted or Sugared Rim for Margaritas

Also, a good margarita (in my mind) always comes with a salted or sugared rim. Traditionally you take a lime slice and run it along the rim of the glass, then dip the glass into salt, sugar, or whatever your heart desires. But here is a tip to try when it comes salting or sugaring your margarita glass. This fun tip) brings a little bit of sweetness to each sip.


One Margarita, Two Margaritas...

If you’re a margarita lover like I am and looking for new ways to enjoy your favorite cocktail, give one or all of these a try. Just keep in mind, you probably shouldn’t make them all in one day!

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