February 22 is National Margarita Day in the United States, and there is no better way to celebrate than to enjoy a cocktail with your closest friends and family.
A classic cocktail, the margarita is beloved by many. With just a few ingredients, the relatively simple margarita is the perfect template for the addition of countless other flavors. Read on for a list of the ten most delicious margaritas to make this National Margarita Day, and celebrate the drink by enjoying one yourself.
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What is a Margarita?
A classic margarita is comprised of just a few ingredients:
- Lime juice
Based on your preferences, other spirits like Triple Sec or Patron can be used in place of Cointreau for a slightly different flavor, but each will create a delicious margarita for you to enjoy. Salting the rim of your glass also serves to add an extra layer of flavor to take your margarita to the next level.
What You Need to Make a Margarita
Not only does a margarita only require a few ingredients to make, but it also requires just a few simple tools—ones that you likely already have in your kitchen. To make the perfect margarita at home, the only tools you need are:
- Margarita glasses
- Cocktail shaker
- Citrus juicer
With these few tools, you’ll have everything you need to make the most basic margarita recipes. For more extensive recipes, you’ll need more tools such as a blender, muddler, or pitcher. Even so, it’s likely you already have these tools in your kitchen, ready for use.
The Ten Tastiest Margarita Recipes
A classic margarita is the perfect base for countless flavor combinations. From sweet to spicy to frozen, there are plenty of ways to get creative with this cocktail. Get inspired and mix up your own concoction, or try any of the recipes below to celebrate this National Margarita Day.
1. Classic Margarita
With just three ingredients, this classic margarita recipe is one you’ll return to time and time again. This recipe skips the addition of simple syrup for a truly classic drink that is perfectly balanced in tang and flavor. Mix one up in just minutes, or make a big batch in a pitcher to enjoy with friends and family.
2. Spicy Cucumber Margarita
The perfect blend of spice and coolness, this spicy cucumber margarita is the embodiment of summer weather. The addition of the cucumber tampers the heat of the jalapeno makes for a drink that is spicy without being overwhelming, or, remove the pepper’s seeds to tone down the spice even further.
3. Roasted Tomato Margarita
Perfect for those who like to fuse flavors, this roasted tomato margarita combines the classic cocktail with elements of a bloody mary. Homemade tomato puree makes for a perfectly spicy, tangy flavor, while the addition of chili powder on the rim of the glass provides the perfect finishing touch.
4. Passionfruit Margarita
Perfect for adding a tropical twist to your cocktail, this passionfruit margarita will leave you feeling like you’ve just spent the day lounging on the beach. Plus, simply adding passionfruit to your classic margarita recipe makes for a quick and easy recipe.
5. Frozen Margarita
As the weather warms up, stay fresh and cool with this frozen margarita recipe. Simply place the ingredients for your margarita into a blender with some extra ice, and you’ll have a fun, boozy slushy to enjoy—plus, the simplicity of this recipe makes it perfect to add to with the addition of your favorite fruit.
6. Jalapeno Margarita
Spice up your margarita with the addition of jalapeno peppers with this jalapeno margarita. The perfect blend of crisp and tart, the jalapeno slices in this cocktail provide heat without becoming too overwhelming.
7. Coconut Margarita
Perfectly zingy and creamy, this coconut margarita is both comforting and refreshing. The coconut pairs beautifully with the bite of the tequila, while the toasted coconut along the rim adds a crunchy, tropical bite to each sip.
8. Strawberry Margarita
Frosty, fruity, and refreshing, this strawberry margarita is everything you could want in a cocktail. The sweetness of the strawberry pairs perfectly with the tartness of the tequila and lime. Plus, the use of frozen berries makes this recipe a quick and easy one to execute.
9. Blue Margarita
Colored with Blue Curacao liquor, this blue margarita calls to mind the brilliant waters of the Caribbean. The Blue Curacao liquor gives this drink a lovely bittersweet orange flavor that blends effortlessly with tequila and lime; making this cocktail perfectly tart and tangy.
10. Beer Margarita
Get the best of both worlds with this unforgettable beer margarita. Hops pair brilliantly with the citrusy perfume of a margarita and the tartness of the lime. This recipe calls for fresh lime juice to perfectly accentuate the blend of each strong flavor.
Celebrate National Margarita Day with Catering by The Refuge
In addition to trying out these tasty margarita recipes at home, celebrate National Margarita Day in style by hosting a party catered by The Refuge. With both indoor and outdoor catering options, The Refuge can be customized to fit the needs of your event; making it the perfect place to host everything from company meetings and network events to cocktail parties and weddings.
Featuring a wide selection of cuisine and an extensive drink list, The Refuge is the ideal place to get together with friends, family, and associates. And with experts to guide you through the planning process, hosting an event has never been easier.
Contact The Refuge today to start planning the ultimate get-together.