Margaritas 5 Ways

I love Margaritas almost as much as I love Negronis. It’s hard to beat a spicy Margarita with a salt rim! Unfortunately, in Europe, tequila is not widely consumed. Yes, there are some cocktails on the menus and students are downing mixto shots, but I feel we lack variety. But if you love Margaritas, below you can find five different recipes with summer flavours. They are simple to make, but oh so delicious!

Triple Berry Margarita

50ml Tequila Blanco
25ml Cointreau
15ml Fresh lime juice
Green chillies, chopped
Sugar for the rim

Coat half the rim of your glass with sugar. Muddle the berries together with tequila in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add the remaining ingredients and shake with ice. Double strain over ice and garnish with extra berries.

Tip: Skip the chillies if spicy is not your thing. You can also use any berries available.

Triple Berry Margarita

Spicy Watermelon Margarita

50ml Tequila Blanco
25ml Cointreau
15ml Fresh lime juice
Watermelon cubes
Green chillies, chopped
Dash of sugar syrup (skip if watermelon is very sweet)

Muddle watermelon cubes with tequila in the glass part of a Boston shaker. Add remaining ingredients and shake well with ice. Double strain over ice and garnish with extra chillies.

Tip: If you like a salty rim, this cocktail goes well with smoked chilli salt.

Watermelon Margarita

Lemonade Margarita*

45m Tequila Blanco
15ml Limoncello
15ml Cointreau
15ml Fresh lemon juice
All-natural lemonade (I love Llanllyr Source Lemonade)

Shake all but the lemonade together, strain over ice and top up with your chosen lemonade.

*This is based on a recipe found on Margarita Mum’s website.

Lemonade Margarita

Smoky Pink Grapefruit Margarita

40ml Tequila Blanco
20ml Arbikie Smoked Chilli Vodka
15ml Cointreau
15ml Fresh lime juice
25ml Fresh pink grapefruit juice

Shake all ingredients together with ice and double strain into a fancy cocktail glass. No garnish needed.

Tip: Why not replace the pink grapefruit with blood orange?

Smoky Pink Grapefruit Margarita

Mint and Ginger Margarita Cooler

50ml Tequila Reposado
15ml Cointreau
Ginger beer
Fresh lime juice
20ml MONIN Lemongrass syrup

Shake together all ingredients but ginger beer. Strain into an ice-filled highball and top up with ginger beer. Garnish with extra mint and lime.

Tip: You can make your own lemongrass syrup by stirring sugar, chopped lemongrass and water in a pot until the sugar has dissolved and the water reaches boiling point. Turn off the heat, cover the mix with a lid and leave to rest for an hour. Strain and store in the fridge.

Mint & Ginger Margarita Cooler

Do you like flavoured Margaritas or do you prefer the classic recipe?

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