Cinco de Mayo Margarita Recipies for your Pool Party
- Sutro Blog
- 04 May, 2017
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
- Open the Margarita mix and dump it into a pitcher.
- Pour equal part tequila into the pitcher.
- Mix the ingredients with a spoon.
2) The Only Margarita Recipe You’ll Ever Need
Ingredients Needed: 4 ~ Preparation Time: 4 minutes
Courtesy of Liquor.com, 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)
- Add the ingredients to a shaker filled with ice and shake.
- Strain into a chilled cocktail glass or rocks glass filled with fresh ice.
- Garnish with a lime wheel.
- 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
- Combine the tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice and simple syrup in an ice-filled cocktail shaker.
- Shake until cold, and strain into a chilled, salt-rimmed rocks glass.
- 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
- In a blender, puree the watermelon and sugar until smooth. Pour the puree through a fine mesh strainer.
- Transfer the liquid to a pitcher and add the lime juice, tequila and 4 ounces of the Triple Sec. Stir to combine.
- In a shallow dish, combine the kosher salt with the chili powder.
- In a second small plate, add the remaining 1-ounce of Triple Sec.
- Dip the rims of 4 margarita glasses in the Triple Sec, then coat them in the salt and chili mixture.
- 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 recipes.com 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)
- 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.
- In a blender, combine limeade concentrate, orange juice, and grapefruit juice. Cover and blend until smooth.
- With the blender running, gradually add ice cubes through the hole in the lid, blending until slushy.
- 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.