4 Fresh and Easy Margarita Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

May 2, 2017

Margarita Mule recipe

Did you know the original margarita recipe dates back to 1948? It was created by Dallas socialite Margarita Sames who combined 3 ingredients - Cointreau, blanco tequila, and fresh lime juice - into a cocktail she served at a soirée in Acapulco, Mexico. The ubiquitous blended or on-the-rocks cocktail has seen many iterations, but nothing quite beats the delicious simplicity of a classic margarita.

This Cinco de Mayo, channel your inner entertaining socialite and whip up some Original Margaritas, but also try some of these unique twists on the classic margarita recipe, all of which start with Cointreau, blanco tequila, and fresh lime juice. If you love the ginger beer-splashed Moscow Mule, you'll love the Margarita Mule. Muddle fresh strawberry and garnish the rim of your glass with cinnamon sugar for a lovely Spiced Strawberry Margarita, and a teaspoon of matcha green tea powder adds both flavor and healthy benefits to the Matcha Margarita!

Margarita Mule (shown at top)
 1 oz. Cointreau
 2 oz. blanco tequila
 1 oz. fresh lime juice
 Ginger beer
 
Shake Cointreau, tequila, and fresh lime juice in a shaker with ice.  Strain over ice in a rocks glass with a salt rim. Top with ginger beer and garnish with candied ginger.

Spiced Strawberry Margarita recipe

Spiced Strawberry Margarita
1 oz. Cointreau
 2 oz. blanco tequila
1 oz. fresh lime juice
3 strawberries (divided)

Muddle two of the strawberries in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add Cointreau, tequila, fresh lime juice and bitters and shake with ice. Strain over ice in a rocks glass with a cinnamon sugar rim and garnish with a strawberry.

Matcha Green Tea Margarita

Matcha Green Tea Margarita
1 oz. Cointreau
 2 oz. blanco tequila
 ¾ oz. fresh lime juice
 ½ bar spoon (1 tsp) matcha green tea powder (look for this in the tea setion of better supermarkets or buy on Amazon here)

Shake Cointreau, tequila, fresh lime juice and matcha in a cocktail shaker with ice.  Strain over ice in a rocks glass and garnish with a lime wheel.

The Original Margarita (below)
 1 oz. Cointreau
 2 oz. Blanco Tequila
 1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
 
Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled salt rimmed cocktail glass.
Garnish with a lime wheel.

The original margarita recipe

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