While we aren’t laying out on the beach in Cabo or cheersing with friends over taco Tuesday these days, we sure can still sip away on our favorite nostalgic cocktails in honor of National Margarita Day on February 22 – or any day, for that matter! Check out this list of our own, delicious margarita recipes and get ready to put your mixology skills to the test.
A Spin On the Classic
It’s true – citrus and tequila are a match made in heaven. So why not kick this list off with the perfect pairing of pink grapefruit and tequila blanco in a light, thirst-quenching margarita:
Pour 1 cup fresh-squeezed pink grapefruit juice, 1 tablespoon raw sugar or simple syrup, the juice from 1 lime, and 2.5 ounces tequila blanco (or any tequila, really) into a cocktail shaker and mix it up. Don’t have a cocktail shaker? No problem! Use a mason jar with a lid or even a blender bottle for a similar effect. Pour into a pretty glass and garnish with a lime and a sprig of mint leaves. For a classic margarita cocktail, dip the rim in a bit of water and then into sea salt or raw sugar before pouring your concoction into the glass.
Transport yourself to tropical margarita paradise with this sweet treat where pina colada meets margarita. You’ll need a handful of island-inspired ingredients and a blender:
Add 1 cup coconut cream, 1 cup tequila (we’re here for a good time), 1 cup pineapple juice, juice from ½ a lime, ½ cup frozen or fresh pineapple chunks, and a few cups of ice into a blender. Puree until smooth and pour into a fancy cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime or a piece of fresh pineapple and drink up. This recipe serves up to four people, or two if you’re really ready to party!
Fruity Frozen Margarita
Try another blended cocktail, this time with a little triple sec and simple syrup mixed in for extra booze (er, we mean flavor) and sweetness:
In a blender, add ½ cup fresh-squeezed lime juice, 3 ounces simple syrup, 3 ounces triple sec, 6 ounces tequila, and 4 cups ice. Whir it all together until fully incorporated and pour into cocktail glasses. Set aside in the freezer.
For the fruity part, blend up 2 cups of your favorite fresh fruit (strawberries, mango, raspberries, blueberries – whatever you prefer) and 1 tablespoon simple syrup in a blender, adding a tablespoon of water if needed to help emulsify. Evenly pour over the top of your margarita mixture for a beautiful and tasty cocktail presentation. This recipe easily serves up to two people.
Looking for more delicious cocktail ideas to try your hand at? Check out the official National Margarita website to get inspired and remember to always drink responsibly. Head over to our Olympus blog page and social media posts for more how-to’s, recipes, giveaways, and seasonal contests.