The Margarita has to be one of the most iconic cocktails there is. It’s so popular, there is even a Margarita Day every year, where people celebrate this incredible tequila-based creation. Over the years, the Margarita has become its own subsection of cocktails with new variations being created all the time.
Although the classic Margarita is always a winner, some of the different versions are truly delicious, so it’s always good to branch out. With that many different options out there, I thought it best to put together a list of the top Margarita variations.
The Devils Margarita is a surprising take on the original recipe which starts out much the same but takes a turn at the end. The initial ingredients are familiar; tequila, lime juice, and sugar syrup. You shake these with ice and then strain into a glass. All seems fairly standard so far. But the final step is to carefully float some Claret red wine on the top, creating the dark crimson layer that gives the cocktail its name. Although it sounds like quite a strange combination, sipping the underlying Margarita through the top layer of red wine does make for a unique and delicious drinking experience, so you should definitely give it a go.
Frozen Strawberry Margarita
This is one that nobody can complain about and it’s the perfect drink for a hot summer’s day. It’s so simple to make a naturally sweetened strawberry margarita with strawberries, tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and honey. Put it all in the blender and whizz it up and you’ve got an amazing variation on the classic Margarita, which is a lot more palatable for people that don’t like the sourness of the original. The key is finding the best fresh strawberries because they really are the star of this drink. If you want to save time, you can blend up the rest of the ingredients ahead of time and put them in the fridge, and then add the ice and give it another blend just before serving.
This is one of my own creations and it’s unlike any other Margarita variation out there because it’s not just a Margarita variation. The Margajito is actually a combination of two drinks; the Margarita and the Mojito. They’re both classic cocktails and when you take the best elements of each one and mix it together to create a new drink, the result is incredible. If you are looking for a refreshing summer drink that is bound to be a hit, this is it.
The Macca Margarita, sometimes called the Breakfast Margarita, is a lighter option. It is made with all of the same ingredients that a normal Margarita has but the addition of orange juice dilutes it and makes for a slightly sweeter drink. The drink is named after legendary Beatles member Paul Mccartney because this is how he reportedly likes his Margaritas.
There are so many amazing Margarita variations out there and everybody has their favorite, but these are some of the best ones to start with.