While the Margarita is one of the most popular cocktails in North America, its origins are shrouded in mystery. There are almost as many stories about who invented the margarita as there are margarita recipes. Some like them blended, others with a sweetener, but many argue the best margarita recipe is this classic one. Memorize it and you’ll never fail to impress.
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Try this lemon twist on the classic Margarita, with an egg white for extra richness.
Don’t fear: This crimson cocktail gets its bite from bold blanco tequila, not venom. Agave nectar and muddled blackberries soften that bite with a hint of sweetness, and give the Black Widow its signature spooky hue. Don’t forget the fresh basil and blackberry garnish for the full effect.
This tequila, apple, grapefruit juice and ginger cocktail is no runner-up.
Add some spice to the classic tequila cocktail.
This spicy Southwestern take on the Margarita is something altogether new, with roasted poblano-infused tequila.
This sweet-and-fizzy pitcher cocktail is a great excuse to throw a party.
Organic tequila makes this simple version of the classic Margarita extra-special.
Blood orange juice and Campari transform the classic Margarita cocktail.