On Wednesday, February 22, raise a glass and celebrate National Margarita Day with one of these delicious recipes. These classic cocktails are easy to make at home to impress your friends and family. Whether you like your margaritas sweet or spicy, there’s something here for everyone. Try the traditional lime margarita, a mango-chili version, or even a mezcal-ginger twist. With just a few ingredients and some simple techniques, you can create a tasty libation that’ll have everyone raising their glasses in celebration! Enjoy!
Bodega Taqueria y Tequila – Luau Libre
- 1.5oz Gem & Bolt Mezcal
- .35oz Chinola Passionfruit Liqueur
- .75oz Agave Syrup
- .75oz Fresh Lime
- 2d Tiki Bitter
Directions: Combine all liquid ingredients in a shaker tin. Add ice. Shake for roughly 20 seconds to combine ingredients thoroughly. Strain shook ingredients over fresh ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.
Tasting Notes: Bright, ripe passion fruit cannot be ignored when imbibing in the Luau! With such great harmony between Gem + Bolt mezcal and the tropical Chinola, this is a delightfully tart treat to sip on any hot day, a tropical Passionfruit Margarita.
La Fête du Rosé’s – St. Tropez Margarita
- 4 ounces of La Fête du Rosé
- 1 ounce of silver tequila
- 1 ounce of fresh lime juice
- 1.5 ounces of simple syrup
- Salt for rimming glass
Directions: Add all ingredients to a tin with ice. Shake. Strain into a salt-rimmed glass with ice and enjoy!
Level 6 Rooftop – Harissa Marissa
- 1 oz. Don Julio tequila
- .5 oz. Pierde Almas mezcal
- .75 oz lime juice
- .75 oz Harissa agave syrup
- house-blended spices
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker tin with ice, shake, and strain into a rocks glass with fresh ice. Garnish with a Jalapeno and blended spice on the rim.
Marion Miami – Mexican Standoff
- 1 oz. Don Julio Blanco
- .25 oz. mezcal
- .25 yuzu-shiso cordial
- .25 oz ginger liqueur
- .75 oz syrup
- Four dashes of grapefruit bitters
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a blender. Pour straight from the blender into a glass and garnish with a lime wheel and a sprinkling of Tajin on + small straw.
Sexy Fish Miami – Classic Margarita
- 3/4oz lime juice
- 3/4oz Cointreau
- 1.5oz Tequila Ocho
Directions: Shake vigorously over ice. Strain into a rocks glass full of ice with a generous half-rim of salt
Sweet Liberty – Something Spicy with Tequila
- 1 oz. Milagro Blanco
- ½ oz. Ojo de Tigre mezcal
- ¾ oz. lime juice
- ¾ oz. agave nectar
- 1 oz. mango puree
- Five dashes of chili tincture
Directions: Pour straight from the slushie machine and garnish with a lime wheel and a sprinkling of Tajin on + small straw.
Tasting Notes: Frozen Spicy Mango Margarita is a fruity take on the classic cocktail. It’s not crazy boozy, but it strikes a nice balance between the tequila’s vegetal notes and the mezcal’s soft smoky notes. The spice level is subtle; more of a background note, but we can kick it up if the guest wants
Tropical Smokehouse – Frozen Margarita
- Using any measurement, the recipe is broken down into parts
- 2 Cups Water
- 2 Cups Jimador Reposado Tequila
- 1 Cup Lime Juice
- 1 Cup Agave Syrup
Directions: Agave Syrup: Light-colored Agave, diluted with water – 4 parts Agave to 1 part water. If blending, omit the water, add 1 cup of ice, and mix.