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Love margarita cocktails? Try these twists on the classic recipe here

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Alessia Armenise
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Days are getting longer, temperatures warmer and icy drinks are slowly replacing eggnog and mulled wine.  

Spring means lighter clothes, sun-filled weekends away, garden parties and ice-cold drinks to sip on. And what’s better than a delicious margarita under the mild sun?

If you are a fan of this exotic cocktail as much as we are, here are six recipes to spice up this classic summer drink.

  • Blood Orange Jalapeño Margarita

    Ingredients

    • 35ml Don Julio Blanco tequila
    • 10ml orange liqueur
    • 30ml fresh blood orange juice or purée
    • 10ml fresh lime juice
    • 1 muddled jalapeño

    Method

    • Muddle jalapeño in shaker. 
    • Combine Don Julio Blanco tequila, orange liqueur, fresh blood orange juice, fresh lime juice, and agave nectar into a cocktail shaker with ice. 
    • Shake well. 
    • Strain into a rocks glass over ice. 
    • Rim with sea salt and garnish with a blood orange 1⁄2 wheel.

    Recipe and picture courtesy of Don Julio

  • The Catrina

    Ingredients

    • 35ml Don Julio Blanco tequila
    • 20ml Clementine puree
    • 20ml Lapponia cloudberry liqueur
    • 15ml Elderflower
    • 20ml Lemon juice
    •  5ml Vinegar

    Method

    • Shake all the ingredients.
    • Serve without ice.

    Recipe and picture courtesy of MNKY HSE

  • Tommy's Margarita

    Ingredients

    • 50ml Don Julio Blanco or Reposado tequila
    • 20ml agave nectar water (50/50 nectar and water)
    • 15ml fresh lime juice

    Method

    • Shake the ingredients with ice and then strain into an old fashioned glass filled with fresh cubes of ice.
    • Garnish with a wedge of lime (Blanco) or orange (Reposado)

    Recipe and picture courtesy of Don Julio

  • Watermelon Margarita

    Ingredients

    • 35 ml 100% agave blanco Tequila
    • 50ml fresh watermelon juice
    • 25ml fresh lime juice
    • 10ml sugar syrup

    Method

    • Add all ingredients into a Boston cocktail shaker, plus ice.
    • Give your cocktail a good shake, and strain the cocktail into a chilled cocktail glass.
    • Garnish with an oversized Watermelon slice.

    Recipe and picture courtesy of Las Iguanas

  • Rhubarb Margarita

    Ingredients

    • 50ml olmeca altos plata tequila
    • 25ml lime juice
    • 25ml homemade rhubarb syrup (300g chopped rhubarb, 85g caster sugar, 75ml water)

    Method

    Firstly, we need make the rhubarb syrup. 

    • Put the sugar and water in a pan and heat gently until the sugar dissolves. 
    • Add the rhubarb, bring to the boil and cover with a lid reducing to a simmer for around 5-7mins. 
    • Strain and return the liquid to the saucepan, bring to the boil for a few minutes until you get a syrupy consistency.

    To make the margarita:

    • Pour all the ingredients into shaker with ice and shake. 
    • Double strain into a martini glass Garnished with a half rim of salt and lime wedge/wheel.

    Recipe and picture courtesy of Burger & Beyond 

  • Basement Bar Tommy's Margarita

    Ingredients

    • 50ml Arette Blanco Tequila
    • 25ml freshly squeezed lime juice 
    • 25ml 100% agave syrup 
    • Handful of ice
    • Sea salt
    • Dehydrated lime slices, to garnish

    Method

    • Dip your margarita glass in some lime juice and then line the rim with sea salt.
    • Pour all of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake over ice until fully mixed and ice cold.
    • Strain the cocktail and serve over ice or straight up.
    • Garnish with some dehydrated lime slices for some extra zing.

    Recipe and picture courtesy of Basement Bar