Cinco de Mayo Margarita Recipies for your Pool Party

The Best Margaritas on Earth

Posted on May 5, 2017

The classic way to enjoy Cinco de Mayo is with a cold Margarita. From “gets the job done” to outstanding — there are many ways to make a Margarita. Here’s a handy list of recipes to get the job done one way or another.

1) Redfern Margarita

Ingredients Needed: 2 ~ Preparation Time: 1.5 minutes

The Redfern Margarita recipe comes straight from our CTO, Andrew Redfern - or maybe it’s from the packaging of this mix container. Quick and efficient  -  this recipe takes no more than a couple of minutes to make.. well unless you’re enjoying one while making more. In that case, it may take much longer! It has 2 ingredients and 2 steps— mix them and you’re done!


  • Frozen Margarita Mix
  • Tequila


  1. Open the Margarita mix and dump it into a pitcher.
  2. Pour equal part tequila into the pitcher.
  3. Mix the ingredients with a spoon.
  4. Drink!

2) The Only Margarita Recipe You’ll Ever Need

Ingredients Needed: 4 ~ Preparation Time: 4 minutes

Courtesy of, this simple Margarita recipe is easy to make and produces a great quick Margarita.


  • .75oz Fresh squeezed lime juice.
  • 1oz Cointreau, triple sec or another orange liquor
  • 1.5oz Blanco Tequila
  • Kosher Salt (optional)


  1. Add the ingredients to a shaker filled with ice and shake.
  2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass or rocks glass filled with fresh ice.
  3. Garnish with a lime wheel.
  4. For a slightly sweeter drink, add a dash of agave syrup (one part water, two parts agave nectar) before shaking.

3) Basic Margarita

Ingredients Needed: 6 ~ Preparation Time: 5 minutes

A little more complicated then the basic Margarita above, this recipe from the cooking channel is a surefire way to have a good time on Cinco de Mayo.


  • 1 to 1/2 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur, such as Cointreau
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • Splash simple syrup
  • Coarse salt
  • 1 fresh mint leaf, for garnish


  1. Combine the tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice and simple syrup in an ice-filled cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake until cold, and strain into a chilled, salt-rimmed rocks glass.
  3. Garnish with mint, and serve. 

4) Watermelon Margarita

Ingredients Needed: 7 ~ Preparation Time: 10 minute

Want a fruit flavored margarita? This watermelon margarita recipe is getting a bit complicated — but the results speak for themselves.


  • 4 cups cubed watermelon
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 limes, 2 juiced and 1 cut into wedges for garnish
  • 8 ounces tequila
  • 5 ounces Triple Sec, divided
  • 3 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder


  1. In a blender, puree the watermelon and sugar until smooth. Pour the puree through a fine mesh strainer.
  2. Transfer the liquid to a pitcher and add the lime juice, tequila and 4 ounces of the Triple Sec. Stir to combine.
  3. In a shallow dish, combine the kosher salt with the chili powder.
  4. In a second small plate, add the remaining 1-ounce of Triple Sec.
  5. Dip the rims of 4 margarita glasses in the Triple Sec, then coat them in the salt and chili mixture.
  6. Divide the margarita between the 4 glasses and garnish each with a lime wedge.

5) Virgin Margarita

# of Ingredients: 8 ~ Preparation Time: 10 minutes

For those that don’t want the alcohol in their drinks — here’s a great recipe from that makes an outstanding slush margarita without the booze.


  • Lime wedge (optional)
  • Coarse salt or coarse sugar (optional)
  • 1 6 — ounce can frozen limeade concentrate
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened grapefruit juice
  • 25 -30 small ice cubes (about 4 cups)
  • Green food coloring (optional)
  • Lemon or lime slices (optional)


  1. If desired, rub rims of margarita glasses with lime wedge; dip rims into a shallow dish of coarse salt or sugar and shake off excess. Set aside.
  2. In a blender, combine limeade concentrate, orange juice, and grapefruit juice. Cover and blend until smooth.
  3. With the blender running, gradually add ice cubes through the hole in the lid, blending until slushy.
  4. If desired, tint with a few drops of green food coloring. Pour into margarita glasses. If desired, garnish with citrus slices. Makes 8 (4-ounce) servings.

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