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7 Margarita Cocktail Variants

The Margarita is a classic cocktail that has gained popularity around the world. Although the basic traditional recipe involves tequila, triple sec and lime juice, there are several creative versions and variations of the margarita cocktail.

7 Types of Margarita Cocktail

Types of Margarita Cocktail

Classic Margarita

Classic Margarita

The Classic Margarita is one of the most popular and loved cocktails. Here is the basic recipe:

Ingredients for a Margarita Clásica

  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1 oz triple sec (or orange liqueur)
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • Salt (optional, for the rim of the glass)
  • Ice

*1 oz = 29.57 mL

Instructions for serving a Margarita Classic

  1. Moisten the rim of a glass with a lime wedge.
  2. If you prefer a salted rim, press the rim of the glass on a plate with salt to adhere.
  3. Fill the glass with ice.
  4. In a shaker, shake the tequila, triple sec and lime juice with ice for about 10-15 seconds.
  5. Strain the mixture into the prepared glass over ice.
  6. Garnish with a lime slice on the rim of the glass or inside the cocktail.

Strawberry Margarita

Strawberry Margarita

Here is the recipe for a delicious Strawberry Margarita:

Ingredients for a Strawberry Margarita

  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1 oz orange triple sec such as Cointreau
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz strawberry puree
  • Ice
  • Salt or sugar (optional, for the rim of the glass)

*1 oz = 29.57 mL

Instructions for making a Strawberry Margarita

  1. Moisten the rim of a glass with a lime wedge.
  2. Optionally, press the rim of the glass on a plate with salt or sugar to adhere, depending on your preference.
  3. Fill the glass with ice.
  4. In a shaker, shake the tequila, triple sec, lime juice and strawberry puree with ice for about 10-15 seconds.
  5. Strain the mixture into the prepared glass over ice.
  6. Garnish with a slice of lime or strawberries on the rim of the glass or as a garnish on the cocktail.

Mango Margarita

Here is the recipe for a Mango Margarita:

Ingredients to make a Mango Margarita

  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1 oz triple sec (or orange liqueur)
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz mango puree
  • Ice
  • Tajín or salt (optional, for the rim of the glass)

*1 oz = 29.57 mL

Instructions for making a Mango Margarita

  1. Moisten the rim of a glass with a lime wedge.
  2. Optionally, press the rim of the glass on a plate with Tajine or salt to make it stick.
  3. Fill the glass with ice.
  4. In a shaker, shake the tequila, triple sec, lime juice and mango puree with ice for about 10-15 seconds.
  5. Strain the mixture into the prepared glass over ice.
  6. Garnish with a slice of lime or mango on the rim of the glass or as a garnish on the cocktail.

Cucumber Margarita

Here is the recipe for a Cucumber Margarita:

Ingredients for a Cucumber Margarita

  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1 oz triple sec (or orange liqueur)
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz cucumber puree
  • Cucumber slices (for garnish)
  • Ice
  • Tajine or salt (optional, for the rim of the glass)

*1 oz = 29.57 mL

Instructions for making a Cucumber Margarita

  1. Moisten the rim of a glass with a slice of lime.
  2. Optionally, press the rim of the glass on a plate with Tajine or salt to make it stick.
  3. Fill the glass with ice.
  4. In a shaker, shake the tequila, triple sec, lime juice and cucumber puree with ice for about 10-15 seconds.
  5. Strain the mixture into the prepared glass over ice.
  6. Garnish with cucumber slices on the rim of the glass or inside the cocktail.

Spicy Margarita

Spicy Margarita

Here is the recipe for a Spicy Margarita:

Ingredients to serve a Spicy Margarita

  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1 oz triple sec (or orange liqueur)
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz agave syrup
  • Jalapeño slices (for a spicy kick)
  • Ice
  • Salt and pepper (optional, for the rim of the glass)

*1 oz = 29.57 mL

Instructions

  1. Moisten the rim of a glass with a lime wedge.
  2. Optionally, you can add salt and pepper to the rim of the glass.
  3. Fill the glass with ice.
  4. In a shaker, shake the tequila, triple sec, lime juice, agave syrup and jalapeño slices (adjust the amount according to your preference for spiciness) with ice for about 10-15 seconds.
  5. Strain the mixture into the prepared glass over ice.
  6. If desired, garnish with a slice of lime or a slice of jalapeño on the rim of the glass.

Pineapple Margarita

Pineapple Margarita

Here is the recipe for a refreshing Pineapple Margarita:

  • Ingredients to make a Pineapple Margarita
  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1 oz triple sec (or orange liqueur)
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz pineapple puree
  • Ice
  • Sugar (optional, for the rim of the glass)
  • Pineapple slices or small chunks for garnish

*1 oz = 29,57 mL

Instructions for serving a Pineapple Margarita

  1. Moisten the rim of a glass with a lime wedge.
  2. Optionally, you can add sugar to the rim of the glass for a sweet touch.
  3. Fill the glass with ice.
  4. In a shaker, shake the tequila, triple sec, lime juice and pineapple puree with ice for about 10-15 seconds.
  5. Strain the mixture into the prepared glass over ice.
  6. Garnish with pineapple slices or small pieces on the rim of the glass or as a garnish on the cocktail.

Pomegranate Margarita

Here is the recipe for a Pomegranate Margarita:

Ingredients to make a Pomegranate Margarita

  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1 oz triple sec (or orange liqueur)
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz pomegranate juice
  • Ice
  • Sugar (optional, for the rim of the glass)
  • Pomegranate seeds (optional, for garnish)

*1 oz = 29.57 mL

Instructions for making a Pomegranate Margarita

  1. Moisten the rim of a glass with a lime wedge.
  2. Optionally, you can add sugar to the rim of the glass for a sweet touch.
  3. Fill the glass with ice.
  4. In a shaker, shake the tequila, triple sec, lime juice and pomegranate juice with ice for about 10-15 seconds.
  5. Strain the mixture into the prepared glass over ice.
  6. If desired, garnish with pomegranate seeds on the rim of the glass or as a garnish on the cocktail.

And for you, what is your favourite Mexican margarita cocktail? Comment and leave us your opinion about these typical Mexican cocktails or others that we haven’t mentioned or that you would like us to include in our menu.Remember! At Taqueria de Birra we are experts in tacos and Mexican food since 1989, so if you want to try some tacos with the best margarita, we invite you to come and try them at our premises in C/ Don Pedro, 11 and Plaza de las Comendadoras, 2.

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