Mouth-Watering Margarita Cocktail Recipes

Mouth-Watering Margarita Cocktail Recipes

Hello National Margarita Day – like we need any more of an excuse to grab the girls and enjoy some mouth-watering margarita cocktails on a Thursday? I mean, #ThirstyThursday is one of our new fave mottos after all. So we are here to give you a VERY good reason to raise that glass, 5 in fact!

Not wanting to disappoint we asked the FAB Lucy from Supergolden Bakes (our go to when we feel like channelling our inner queen of the kitchen) to share with us her top five margarita cocktail recipes and she did not disappoint. Whether you fancy something fruity, fresh or fabulously fizzy Lucy has you covered. Plus any drinks that taste this luscious and look this lovely get our vote!

Mouth-Watering Margarita Cocktail Recipes

Strawberry Jam Margarita 

If you prefer your margaritas on the sweet side, this one’s for you.

INGREDIENTS
  • 60ml | 2 fl oz | 2 measures tequila 100% agave
  • 25ml | 1 fl oz | 1 measure Cointreau or any orange liqueur
  • 2tsp strawberry jam preferably homemade
  • 1tbsp lime juice
  • zest of 1 lime
  • sea salt
  • crushed ice
  • fresh strawberry slices threaded onto cocktail sticks to serve
 INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Fill a small plate with sea salt and then grate the zest of 1 lime into it.
  2. Moisten the rim of a margarita (or highball) glass with a lime wedge and then dip the glass into the salt to frost the glass.
  3. Put the tequila, orange liqueur, jam, lime juice and plenty of ice in a cocktail shaker.
  4. Shake hard for 30 seconds until the cocktail shaker feels frosty.
  5. Strain the margarita into the prepared glass and add some crushed ice.
  6. Garnish with a sliced strawberry threaded onto a cocktail stick (bonus point for cutting it into a heart shape).
  7. Serve immediately

raspberry and champagne tommys margarita

Take margarita’s to the next level by topping with Champagne or sparkling wine.

INGREDIENTS
  • Himalayan pink salt ground
  • handful raspberries at least 10, fresh or frozen
  • 4measures 100ml | 3.4fl oz 100% agave tequila
  • 2tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 1/2tbsp agave nectar
  • 200ml | 6.8fl oz chilled Champagne or Prosecco
 INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Cut a wedge of lime and wipe it around the edge of your Margarita glasses. Dip the glasses into a plate filled with ground Himalayan pink salt and set aside.
  2. Put the raspberries, agave nectar and lime juice in a cocktail shaker and muddle them with a muddling spoon or the end of a rolling pin. Strain the raspberry pulp through a small sieve and press down with the back of a spoon to extract as much juice as possible from the berries. If you want a really smooth cocktail, strain one more time.
  3. Put the tequila and raspberry syrup in a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice and shake hard for 30 seconds.
  4. Strain into the prepared glasses, top up with chilled Champagne or Prosecco and serve.

blueberry basil margarita

Blueberries will colour your margaritas with the most intense colour.

INGREDIENTS
  • flaked sea salt
  • 150g | 5.3oz blueberries fresh or frozen
  • 2measures 50ml | 1.7fl oz tequila
  • 1tbsp + 1 tsp triple sec or Grand Marnier
  • 1tbsp lime juice
  • 1tbsp agave nectar
  • 2small basil leaves
  • basil leaves and lime wedges to garnish
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Cut a wedge of lime and wipe it around the edge of your glass – either a margarita glass or whatever you prefer. Dip the glass into a plate filled with sea salt and set aside.
  2. Put the blueberries (defrost them if frozen), agave nectar, basil leaves and lime juice in a cocktail shaker or glass and muddle them with a muddling spoon or the end of a rolling pin. Strain the blueberry pulp through a small sieve and press down with the back of a spoon to extract as much juice as possible from the berries.
  3. Put the tequila, triple sec and blueberry juice in the cocktail shaker half filled with ice and shake for 30 seconds.
  4. Strain the cocktail into the prepared glass and add some cracked ice if you like. Garnish with a lime wedge and a small basil leaf.

Cucumber Mint Margarita

If you like your margaritas fresh, use cucumber and mint.

INGREDIENTS
  • 60 ml | 2fl oz cucumber juice from about 150g | 5.3oz cucumber
  • 60 ml | 2fl oz silver tequila
  • 30 ml | 1fl oz Grand Marnier or Triple Sec
  • 30 ml | 1fl oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp sugar syrup
  • 6 mint leaves roughly chopped
  • lime wedge or strip of cucumber to decorate
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Fill a shallow plate with coarse sea salt. Moisten the rim of a Margarita glass (or a rocks glass, jar etc.) with a lime wedge then dip into the salt to frost the glass.
  2. Coarsely grate the cucumber then use your hands to squeeze out the juice into the cocktail shaker.
  3. Add all the remaining ingredients and a large handful of ice. Shake until frost forms on the outside of the shaker.
  4. Strain into the prepared glass and decorate with a lime wedge or a strip of cucumber.

Pineapple and Grapefruit Margarita

Pineapple and grapefruit will create the prettiest blush frozen margaritas.

INGREDIENTS
  • 160ml / 2/3 cup / 5.3fl oz pineapple juice preferably unsweetened
  • 160ml / 2/3 cup / 5.3fl oz freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice
  • 3measures / 75ml / 5.3fl oz Silver Blanco Tequila
  • 2measures / 50ml / 1.7fl oz Cointreau
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2tbsp Monin Pink Grapefruit syrup
  • 1tbsp coarse salt
  • 2tsbp granulated sugar
  • 2small slices of grapefruit to decorate
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Mix the pineapple and grapefruit juices, put in a sealable container (do not fill to the top) and put in the freezer for several hours, preferably overnight.
  2. Mix the salt and sugar on a plate. Run a lime around the rim of your glasses and press in the sugar/salt mixture.
  3. Take the juice out of the freezer and let it stand for 10 minutes or until you are able to break it up into chunks.
  4. Put the frozen juice and all remaining ingredients in a blender or food processor and blitz until completely blended into a smooth sorbet-like texture.
  5. Spoon into the prepared Margarita glasses and decorate with a slice of grapefruit.
  6. Mix the salt and sugar on a plate. Run a lime around the rim of your glasses and press in the sugar/salt mixture.
  7. Put the juices and all remaining ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Add a handful of ice cubes.
  8. Shake vigorously until frost forms on the shaker.
  9. Strain into the prepared glasses and add a tablespoon of chipped ice in each (optional).
A really special thank you to Lucy from Supergolden Bakes for helping us decide exactly what we are going to be doing tonight! If you haven’t already, do check out her instagram for loads of other scrumptious recipes! 

 

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