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11 Magnificent Margaritas For Your Cinco de Mayo Bash

May 5 2014 - 3:15am

Whether you prefer your margaritas blended or on the rocks, classic or exotic (like a green tea, grapefruit, and basil option), we've got a recipe to satisfy your craving. Stock up on tequila and limes, then browse the collection, choose your favorite, and pair it with tortilla chips [1], guacamole [2], and salsa [3]. Cheers to the magnificent margarita!

Tommy's-Style Margarita

For a pared-down take on the classic margarita recipe, try this tangy sipper [4] from Tommy's Mexican Restaurant that swaps agave nectar for orange liqueur to let the tequila and lime shine.

Photo: Susannah Chen

Watermelon Jalapeño Margarita

Once you've had your fix of juicy sliced watermelon, try some of the Summer fruit in this spicy-sweet margarita. Watch the video for the recipe.

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Frozen Margarita

Like an alcoholic slushie, minus the sugar crash, these sweet-tart frozen margaritas [5] delight, especially when rimmed with salt.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Jalapeño Margarita

Spice things up with a jalapeño margarita [6] with a secret ingredient: celery leaves. Less vegetal tasting, and more herbal — similar to parsley — the celery leaves also contribute to its glowingly-green color.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Cranberry Margarita

No fresh cranberries are needed to make this variation [7]; it uses cranberry juice instead, which gives the tequila drink bittersweet tang and a blushing hue.

Photo: Nicole Perry

Grapefruit, Green Tea, and Basil Margarita

Green tea, grapefruit, basil, and tequila might seem like an odd combination, but that makes this grassy green option no less delightful. Watch the video for the recipe.

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Strawberry Margarita

This ruby-red, strawberry sipper [8] will treat you right.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Green Juice Margarita

Day drinking? You can do no better than a gingery green-juice margarita [9].

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Blood Orange Sorbet Margarita

This blood orange sorbet margarita is a great way to enjoy the Winter fruit all year long. Watch the video to see how it's done and then print out the recipe [10].

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Bing Cherry Margarita

How pretty is this on-the-rocks marg [11]? Its color and subtle sweetness come courtesy of muddled cherries.

Photo: Katie Sweeney

Watermelon and Ancho Chile Margarita

Love spice? You'll go crazy for this watermelon margarita [12] with a Ancho chili-salt rim.

Photo: Katie Sweeney

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