Celebrate National Margarita Day 2022 With These Delicious Margaritas

Every February 22, we come together for National Margarita Day to pay homage to our favorite celebratory cocktail. The margarita — triple sec, tequila, and lime juice — was created in 1938 in Mexico and is widely considered the official drink of having fun. It’s always 5 o’clock somewhere, and that’s never truer than on National Margarita Day.

So get out a shaker, pull out your frozen margarita machine, or head to your local watering hole and order a margarita. Up, on ice, or on the rocks, you can’t go wrong. Salud!

Delicious Margarita Cocktails

Midnight Margarita

Created by Mixologist Ben Scorah

Ingredients

1 ½ oz. Tequila Don Julio Blanco

¾ oz. Fresh Lime Juice

½ oz. Fresh Orange Juice

⅔ oz. Spicy Monk Fruit Simple Syrup

Method

Combine Tequila Don Julio Blanco, fresh lime juice, fresh orange and Spicy monk fruit juice simple syrup into a cocktail shaker with ice.

Shake well.

Strain contents into a double rocks glass.

Garnish with lime wheel.

Turmericana

Created by mixologist Eric Ribeiro

Ingredients

1 1/2 oz. Tequila Don Julio Blanco

1/2 tbsp. Turmeric

1 chunk of Ginger

3/4 oz. Lime Juice

1/2 oz. Honey

1/4 oz. Hot Water

Bee pollen

Preparation

In a shaker, muddle ginger, turmeric, hot water and honey.

Add Tequila Don Julio Blanco, lime juice and ice. Shake well.

Strain contents into a rocks glass rimmed with bee pollen over fresh ice.

Blood Orange Margarita

Created by Mixologist Ben Scorah

Ingredients

1 ½ oz. TDJ Blanco

½ oz. Blood Orange Juice

0.15 oz. Lime Juice

½ oz. Kumquat Cordial*

*Add the 1/4 cup of sliced kumquats to 1/2 cup of granulated sugar, let sit at room temperature for 24- 36 hours. Add 1/2 cup of fresh lime juice and 1/4 cup fresh tangerine juice and a pinch of salt, mix thoroughly and discard the lime zests.

Method

Add ingredients to a shaker and strain into rocks glass with ice.

PATRÓN St-Rita

The PATRÓN St-Rita is an elegant variation on the beloved classic, effortlessly elevated by just a dash of ST~GERMAIN for a fresh, bright elderflower twist. ST~GERMAIN’s captivating flavor perfectly accentuates the drink’s base of PATRÓN Silver Tequila, offering its signature smooth and sweet taste with a light pepper finish. The floral libation is complemented by a squeeze of lime and an intricate daisy-elderflower garnish, perfectly fitting for the festive occasion.

Ingredients

1 oz St~Germain

1 ½ oz PATRÓN Silver

¾ oz fresh lime juice

Method

Optional salt rim

Add all ingredients into a shaker and shake

Pour over ice in a rocks glass

Patrón Classic Margarita

Ingredients

1.5 oz Patrón Silver

1 oz Patrón Citrónge Orange

.75 oz Fresh lime juice

.25 oz Simple syrup

Lime wedge for garnish

Kosher salt (optional)

Method

Combine liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously with ice to chill. Strain onto fresh ice in a rocks glass and garnish with a lime wedge. Optionally, salt half the rim of the glass with kosher salt.

Fiero Margarita

Ingredients

1 ½ oz Patron Silver

¾ oz Martini & Rossi Fiero

¾ oz lime juice

½ oz agave syrup

Method

Shake and strain into rocks glass with new ice, lime wheel garnish. Salt rim optional.

Cazadores Margarita

Crafted by Manny Hinojosa, Global Brand Ambassador

Ingredients

1 ½ oz. Tequila Cazadores Blanco

½ oz. Premium Triple Sec

½ Agave Nectar

1 oz. Lime

Method

In a cocktail shaker with ice combine all the ingredients, shake and serve over the rocks in glass.

Highland Margarita

Crafted by Manny Hinojosa, Global Brand Ambassador

Ingredients

2 oz. Tequila Cazadores Reposado

1 oz. Agave Nectar

1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

4 oz. Grapefruit Juice

1 Lime Wheel

Method

In a cocktail shaker with ice combine all the ingredients, shake and serve over the rocks in a bucket glass.

Jalapeño Margarita

Crafted by Manny Hinojosa, Global Brand Ambassador

Ingredients

1 ½ part Tequila Cazadores Blanco

½ part Premium Triple Sec

½ part Agave Nectar

1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

1 Slice of Jalapeño

Method

In a cocktail shaker with ice combine all the ingredients, shake and serve over the rocks in glass.

Espolòn Blanco Spicy Margarita

Ingredients

45 ml Espolòn Blanco

15 ml of Ancho Reyes Verde

30 ml Fresh Lime Juice

10 ml agave syrup (depending on sweetness)

Method

Shake ingredients with plenty of ice, double strain in a in a coupette. Garnish with lime peel/wedge.

Premium coupette (or rock as an alternative “on the rocks”)

Hornitos Shot Taker Margarita

Ingredients

1 Part Hornitos Plata Tequila

2 Parts Fresh Lime Juice

1 Part Agave Syrup

Lime Wheel Garnish

Ice

Method

Combine all ingredients in an ice-filled shaker and shake until well chilled. Strain into a rocks glass with half a rim of salt and fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wheel and serve with a shot on the side.

Hornitos Spicy Cucumber Margarita

Ingredients

3 parts Hornitos Plata Tequila

½ part DeKuyper Triple Sec Liqueur

1 part Lemon juice

1 part Lime juice

1 part Agave Nectar (Optional)

1 Mini Cucumber

1 Jalapeno

Method

Muddle 1–2 thin slices of jalapeño pepper in the bottom of a cocktail shaker with the lime, lemon and optional agave nectar juices. Add the Tequila, Triple Sec and a handful of ice. Shake and strain into a margarita glass over ice. Garnish with thinly sliced cucumbers, and Jalapeño slices (optional for spice).

Cointreau Matcha Margarita

Ingredients

1oz Cointreau

2oz Blanco Tequila

.75oz Fresh Lime Juice

0.5 bar spoon Matcha Green Tea Powder

Method

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker

Add ice and shake until well-chilled

Strain into a chilled Old Fashioned glass

Garnish with a lime slice

Cuervo Grapefruit & Jalapeno Margarita

Ingredients

1 1/2 oz. Jose Cuervo® Tradicional® Reposado

1 oz. of freshly squeezed red grapefruit juice

1/2 oz. agave nectar

1 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice

1 oz. orange liqueur

3 fresh jalapeño slices

Method

Add all ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Salt your rim if desired, shake, and pour over ice. You can add the jalapeño into the mixer and mix for a stronger kick, or add to the drink after and let sit for a minute before drinking. Enjoy!

The Classic Cuervo Margarita

Ingredients

2 oz. Jose Cuervo® Tradicional® Plata

1 oz. fresh lime juice

1 oz. orange liqueur

Agave syrup to taste

Lime for garnish

Salt for rim

Ice

Method

In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Jose Cuervo® Tradicional® Plata, fresh lime juice, orange liqueur, and agave syrup to taste. Shake well! Run lime wedge around the rim of glass then dip the glass into salt. Add ice to the glass and strain in contents of the shaker. Garnish the glass with a lime wedge and enjoy!

The Extra Elevated Margarita

Ingredients

2 parts Avion Reserva 44

1 parts Lime Juice

½ part solerno/cointreau

½ part noir or orange cognac liqeur

5 parts Agave

Gold salt garnish

Method

Build in tin, add ice, and shake. Strain into rocks glass over cubed ice. Garnish with gold salt half rim.

Tommy’s 89 Margarita

Ingredients

2oz Tequila Enemigo 89 Añejo Cristalino

1.5oz Lime juice

1/2oz Honey / Agave Syrup

Method

Shake all ingredients over ice and serve.

Margarita del Diablo

Ingredients

2 oz. Tequila Blanco

1 oz. Lime Juice

3/4 oz. Agave nectar

1 cup ice

1 oz. Casillero del Diablo Malbec

Method

Combine tequila, lime juice, and agave nectar in a blender. Add ice and blend until smooth. Pour into a rocks glass and top with red wine.

Tequilas To Use To Make Your Own Creations

PATRÓN Cask Collection ​Sherry Cask Añejo

PATRÓN Cask Collection ​Sherry Cask Añejo is a remarkably distinctive tequila that has matured for more than two years in oak barrels from Spain that were previously used to produce the finest Oloroso Sherry. PATRÓN Cask Collection Sherry Cask Añejo is characterized by its crystalline, medium gold color and its aroma and taste of caramel, vanilla, clove, walnut and dried fruit.

The sherry barrels also impart a prominent and unmistakable flavor of pecan nuts.​ PATRÓN Cask Collection Sherry Cask Añejo is sold for a suggested retail price of $79 for a 750ml bottle at fine wine and spirits locations exclusively in the U.S.

Lobos 1707 Tequila, Joven

Young in spirit, old in soul, Joven is elevated by being mixed with a measure of Lobos 1707 Tequila, Reposado. The liquid is carbon-filtered, then finished in the brand’s historic Pedro Ximénez (PX) wine barrels using the solera system method, resulting in a more mature flavor profile.

818 Tequila

Founded by Kendall Jenner, 818 Tequila is an award-winning, hand-crafted tequila brand committed to uplifting the women and men who make it. Produced using traditional methods in Jalisco, Mexico at a family-owned-and-operated distillery, the brand has won 16 blind tasting awards across six major industry competitions. Sustainably produced from one hundred percent Weber Blue agaves, 818 Tequila features three variations: Blanco, Reposado and Añejo.

Volcán Cristalino Tequila

Volcán’s premium, aged Tequila Cristalino blends robust notes such as vanilla, caramel, and chocolate, all blended in casks from the old world to create a unique, but deep flavor. This Anejo Cristalino is filtered in order to remove it’s color and accentuate it’s rich flavors.

Volcán Blanco Tequila

Volcán’s Tequila Blanco blends herbal, citrus, and spice notes indicative of the lowlands with fruit notes of cherry, pear, and peach from the highlands. Made with 100% heart, this Blanco is crafted with only the very best agave sourced from each of these distinct regions.

Partida Roble Fino Reposado Cristalino

This stunning bottle sports tequila clear as a diamond with the full flavor of Partida’s Roble Fino Reposado. Aged for 6 months in ex-bourbon barrels followed by 2 months in ex-single malt, sherry-seasoned casks, this first-of-its-kind Cristalino boasts flavors and aromas of dried fruit, cooked agave, toasted oak, vanilla, and nuts that make for an interesting and satisfying sip.

Espolòn Tequila

Espolón Tequila, one of the fastest growing tequilas on the market, is an award-winning collection of super-premium tequilas that celebrates real Mexico and highlights its storied culture through classic 19th century artistry and the iconic roster, a symbol of national pride. Crafted with 100% Weber Blue Agave, these heralded premium tequilas are distilled in the Los Altos region of Jalisco, Mexico, and include Blanco, Reposado, and Añejo.

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