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Raise Your Glass: Celebrate National Margarita Day with 5 Unique Recipes

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Get the limes out – it’s National Margarita Day. Here are 5 recipes to put a unique spin on one of the world’s most famous cocktails. Whether you’re looking for something spicy, fruity, or traditional, the Tequila (and mezcal) brands have fired up their creativity to make sure you’re sipping something delicious tonight.

As margarita enthusiasts worldwide raise their glasses to toast National Margarita Day, mixologists and spirits aficionados alike are offering up a plethora of tantalizing twists on this beloved cocktail. From premium upgrades to spicy sensations, there’s something to suit every palate and preference. So, dust off your cocktail shakers and prepare to embark on a flavor-packed journey through the world of margaritas.

1. Grand Margarita: Elevating Tradition with Grand Marnier

For those seeking a touch of luxury in their libations, the Grand Margarita offers a sophisticated take on the classic recipe. By substituting triple sec with Grand Marnier’s exquisite Cognac liqueur, this cocktail promises a richer, more complex flavor profile that is sure to tantalize the taste buds.


  • 30ml Grand Marnier
  • 30ml Espolon Tequila
  • 20ml Lime juice
  • 1 Lime
  • Salt

Method: Begin by rimming a Margarita glass with salt, using a lime to moisten the rim. Shake Grand Marnier, Tequila, and lime juice with ice in a cocktail shaker, then strain into the prepared glass. Garnish with a lime wheel for an extra touch of elegance.

2. Herradura Champagne Margarita: A Regal Refinement

For those with discerning palates, the Herradura Champagne Margarita offers a regal twist on the traditional recipe. Combining Herradura Plata Tequila with elderflower liqueur, lime juice, and a hint of sweetness, this cocktail is elevated to new heights with a splash of champagne, adding a touch of effervescence to every sip.


  • 40ml Herradura Plata
  • 15ml Elderflower liqueur
  • 20ml Lime juice
  • 5ml Sugar syrup
  • 2 Strawberries
  • Champagne

Method: Muddle strawberries in a shaker, then combine with Herradura Plata, elderflower liqueur, lime juice, and sugar syrup. Shake well, strain into a glass, and top with champagne for a truly indulgent experience.

3. Espanita Spicy Margarita: Igniting the Senses

For those craving a fiery kick, the Espanita Spicy Margarita delivers a tantalizing blend of heat and zest. Infused with Espanita Lime Tequila, fresh lime juice, jalapeño pepper, and triple sec, this cocktail packs a punch that is sure to ignite the senses.


  • 60ml Espanita Lime
  • 15ml Fresh lime juice
  • 2-3 slices of jalapeño pepper, seeds removed
  • 15ml Triple sec
  • 2-3 dashes Lime bitters

Method: Muddle jalapeño pepper with lime juice in a shaker, then add Espanita Lime Tequila, triple sec, and ice. Shake vigorously, then strain into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with jalapeño slices and a dash of lime bitters for an extra kick.

4. Bell Pepper Cocktail: A Mild yet Flavorful Alternative

For those seeking a milder alternative with a hint of sweetness, the Bell Pepper Cocktail offers a refreshing twist on the classic margarita. Infused with bell pepper-infused Tequila, lime juice, marmalade, and Cocchi Rosa, this cocktail strikes the perfect balance between tangy and savory flavors.


  • 2 bar spoons of marmalade
  • 25ml Lime juice
  • 25ml Cocchi Rosa or any other aromatized wine
  • 50ml Bell pepper-infused Tequila

Method: Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice, then shake vigorously. Rim the glass with salt and paprika powder for an added burst of flavor.

5. Toreador: A Timeless Classic

Rounding out our selection is the Toreador, a timeless classic that predates the Margarita itself. With El Tequileño Reposado Gran Reserva, freshly squeezed lime juice, and apricot liqueur, this cocktail offers a sophisticated blend of flavors that is sure to stand the test of time.


  • 50ml El Tequileño Reposado Gran Reserva
  • 25ml freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 25ml Apricot liqueur

Method: Combine all ingredients in a shaker over ice, then shake until ice cold. Strain into a cocktail coupe and garnish with a lemon twist for an elegant finishing touch.

Conclusion: Sip, Savor, and Celebrate

As National Margarita Day unfolds, enthusiasts around the globe are invited to indulge in a diverse array of tantalizing cocktails. From premium upgrades to bold flavor combinations, the possibilities are endless when it comes to putting a unique spin on this beloved classic. So, whether you prefer your margarita spicy, fruity, or traditional, there’s no better time to raise your glass and toast to the timeless allure of this iconic cocktail. Cheers to National Margarita Day!


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