classic margarita recipe

7 Margarita Recipes You Need To Try

It’s summertime, and the sippin is easy! As the days grow longer and we make our way to the patio, there’s no better time to enjoy a cocktail synonymous with summer – the margarita. And while there’s nothing wrong with a classic margarita, we’ve gathered a few twists to spice (or sweeten) things up a bit. Having trouble choosing between a glass of bubbly and a margarita? We found a recipe that brings them both together! Vanilla bean ice in a margarita?! Yep, it’s a thing. Molly’s has an entire aisle dedicated to tequila and a growing mezcal section. Our team will be happy to help you find the perfect spirit for next batch of margaritas. If you’re new to the world of tequila and want to read up on the basics, check out our previous blog post Getting to know our friend, Tequila.

classic margarita

The Classic Margarita

1 1/2 oz tequila, silver or reposado
1 oz Cointreau (orange liqueur)
3/4 oz freshly-squeezed lime juice
Optional: 1/2 tsp agave nectar or simple syrup for sweetening, if desired
Ice
Optional: a wedge of lime for garnish and salt for the rim

Directions:
If you’d like a salt-rimmed glass, start by running the juicy part of a lime slice around the top rim of a glass. Fill a shallow bowl with salt and dip the rim in the salt until it’s covered with your desired amount of salt. Set aside.

Add tequila, lime juice and Cointreau to a cocktail shaker and shake or stir until combined. If you’d like you’re sips to be a bit sweeter, stir in half a teaspoon of agave or simple syrup until the mix reached your desired level of sweetness.

Fill glass with ice. Pour margarita mixture over the rocks. Garnish with a lime wedge if desired.

coconut margarita

Coconut Margarita

1 1/2 oz reposado tequila
1/2 oz Cointreau
1 oz coconut cream
1 oz coconut milk
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz half and half
Ice
Optional: a wedge of lime for garnish

Directions:
Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain into a glass. Serve on the rocks and garnish with a lime wedge if desired. Find the original recipe here.

watermelon basil margarita

Watermelon & Basil Margarita

1 1/2 oz of tequila
1 oz lime juice
2 oz watermelon juice
1/2 oz basil simple syrup *Combine 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water, and 1/2 cup packed fresh basil leaves in a sauce pan. Heat mixture until sugar is dissolved. Cool mixture then strain into a jar, cover and refrigerate up to two weeks.*
Ice
Optional: a sprig of basil for garnish and salt for the rim

Directions:
Rim the glass with salt and set aside. Fill a shaker with tequila, lime juice, watermelon juice, basil simple syrup, and ice. Shake mixture and pour into a glass over ice. Garnish with a sprig of basil. Find the original recipe here.

cucumber mezcal margaritas

Cucumber Mezcal Margarita

1/2 cucumber
1 1/2 oz mezcal
1 oz Grand Marnier
Ice
Optional: a wedge of lime for garnish and salt for the rim

Directions:
Put cucumber through a juicer or puree in a blender and then strain out the juice. Rim glass with salt and set aside. Combine remaining ingredients, cucumber juice, and ice in a shaker. Shake and pour into a glass over ice.  Garnish with a lime wedge. Find the original recipe here.

pineapple mezcal margarita blog

Pineapple Mezcal Margarita with Vanilla Bean Ice (Optional)

2 oz mezcal
3 oz pineapple juice
1 1/2 oz lime juice
1 oz triple sec
Optional: a pineapple wedge for garnish

For the Vanilla Bean Ice (Optional)

1 vanilla bean, split and seeded
2 cups water

Vanilla Bean Ice Directions:
For the vanilla bean ice: slice a vanilla bean lengthwise and remove its beans with the back of a knife. Place the pod and beans into a jar or glass with 2 cups of water. Allow the vanilla and water to infuse at room temperature over night or at least 6 hours prior to freezing. Transfer the vanilla water to an ice cube tray and freeze.

Pineapple Mezcal Margarita Directions:
Combine the mezcal, pineapple juice, lime juice, triple sec into a cocktail shaker with vanilla bean ice. Shake and pour into glass. Garnish with a pineapple wedge. Find the original recipe here.

raspberry lemonade champagne margarita blog

Raspberry Lemonade Champagne Margarita

1 oz silver tequila
1/2 oz Cointreau (orange liqueur)
3 oz raspberry lemonade
Brut champagne
Ice
Optional: a lemon wedge for garnish and pink Himalayan salt for the rim

Directions:
Rim the glass with pink Himalayan salt and set aside. Fill a shaker with tequila, Cointreau, raspberry lemonade and ice. Shake mixture and pour into a glass over ice. Top off with bubbly. Garnish with a lemon wedge. Find the original recipe here (we swapped pink lemonade for raspberry lemonade).

grapefruit mezcal-rita

Grapefruit Mezcal-rita

2 oz mezcal
1 oz fresh grapefruit juice
1/2 oz lime juice
3/4 oz agave syrup
Ice
Optional: a grapefruit wedge for garnish

Directions:
Combine mezcal, grapefruit juice, lime juice and agave syrup in a shaker. Shake and strain into a glass over ice. Garnish with a grapefruit wedge. Find the original recipe here.

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