Happy Cinco de Drinko! In honor of our favorite holiday, we searched far and wide to bring you the best margarita recipes of all time. Whether you’re craving the traditional recipe, a low-cal alternative, a fruity hibiscus version, a master recipe like Rick Bayless’ mouthwatering apple-habanero margarita or more, you’ll have plenty to choose from. So grab some glasses and our favorite glass rimmer and get mixing! Oh, and if you actually down all of these recipes (and live to tell...), we want to hear about it!
Though Cinco de Mayo provides a convenient excuse, it’s always a good time to toast one of Mexico’s most beloved cocktails. Brimming with the festive colors and flavors of Mexico in every sip, this margarita is the most requested tequila-based infusion in the United States.
"The Skinni Margarita is a better choice than a traditional margarita because of its fresh ingredients,” says Cathy Shyne, executive chef at Tortilla Republic. “By mixing and squeezing a whole lime and fresh agave nectar with Corzo Blanco tequila and Cointreau, you get a fresh taste thats makes you feel like you are sipping a true margarita from Mexico, not a prepackaged artificial beverage.”
You have to make a choice in this unusually delicious strawberry margarita recipe: Do you want to put a laser focus on the strawberries (Fragoli wild strawberry liqueur is the pure essence of strawberry flavor), enhance their beauty (Cointreau does that beautifully), or balance their wonderful sweetness with even more sophisticated complexity (Aperol is perfect for that)? A “fan-sliced” strawberry makes a simple, tasty garnish when wedged on the side of each glass.