5 Intoxicating Margarita Recipes For Tequila Lovers

Cinco de Mayo may be months away, but every weekend is an opportunity to mosey on down to Margaritaville.

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Above: Cazadores Highland Margarita.

You don’t have to wait for Cinco de Mayo to bust out the tequila. Every weekend is an opportunity to mosey on down to Margaritaville. To help you make the fantastic tequila cocktails you deserve, Tequila Cazadores brand ambassador Manny Hinojosa has concocted five intoxicating margarita recipes that break with the traditional triple sec, lime juice, and tequila combination. Now all you need are some amigos to drink with.

Cazadores Highland Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Tequila Cazadores Reposado
  • 1/2  ounce St Germain
  • 1/2 ounce agave syrup
  • 3 ounces fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • Pinch of salt (optional)

Preparation:

In a mixing glass, combine all the ingredients with ice. Shake and serve over the rocks. Salt optional.

Blood Orange Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 ounces Tequila Cazadores Blanco
  • 3/4 ounce agave syrup
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 ounce perfect puree blood orange
  • 2 dashes grapefruit bitters
  • Sal de Gusano de Maguey rim
  • Orange slice (for garnish)

Preparation:

In a mixing glass, add all the ingredients with ice. Shake vigorously and serve over the rocks. Garnish with orange slice.

Pumpkin Margarita

Above: Pumpkin Margarita.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 ounces Tequila Cazadores Reposado
  • 1 ounce Bols Pumpkin Spice liquor
  • 2 ounces orange juice
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • Dash of cinnamon powder and sugar
  • Orange peel

Preparation:

In a cocktail shaker, combine all the ingredients with ice, shake and serve over the rocks. Cinnamon-sugar the rim of the glass and garnish with an orange peel.

Winter Blackberry Ginger Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 ounces Tequila Cazadores Reposado
  • 3/4 ounce Perfect Puree Blackberry
  • 3/4 ounce agave nectar
  • 3/4 ounce Fresh lime juice
  • 1 slice of ginger
  • Lime wheel (for garnish)
  • Fresh blackberry (for garnish)

Preparation:

In a mixing glass, muddle slice of ginger. Add the rest of the ingredients and ice. Shake vigorously and serve over the rocks. Garnish with lime wheel and fresh blackberry.

Hibiscus Ginger Margarita

Hibiscus Ginger Margarita 2

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces Tequila Cazadores Reposado
  • 3/4 ounce Perfect Puree Hibiscus
  • 3/4 ounce Perfect Puree Ginger Sour
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 2 dashes of Fee brother grapefruit bitters
  • Top with splash of Topochico mineral water
  • Lime peel (for garnish)
  • Cinnamon powder (for garnish)

Preparation:

In a cocktail shaker, combine all the ingredients, except Topochico, with ice. Shake and serve over the rocks. Garnish with lime peel and dash of cinnamon powder.

Jalapeño Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 parts Tequila Cazadores Reposado
  • 1/2 part premium triple sec (Cointreau)
  • 1/2 part agave nectar
  • 1/2 part lime juice
  • 1/2 part lemon juice
  • 1 slice of jalapeño
  • Lime wedge

Preparation:

Combine all the ingredients, except jalapeño, with ice. Shake with slice of jalapeño and serve over the rocks. Garnish with lime wedge.

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