Happy National Margarita Day! {Recipes}

I love a good margarita, and today just so happens to be National Margarita Day. Try out one of the margarita recipes below and celebrate with me!

1. Pink Lemonade Margarita (Style Me Pretty)

pink lem marg

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz tequila
  • .5 triple sec
  • Juice of lime wedge
  • 4 oz pink lemonade
  • Splash OJ

Instructions:

  1. First, rim your glass by dipping the top in water or sweetened lime juice then into an equal parts salt + sugar mixture.
  2. For the cocktail, combine all ingredients into a shaker (or a large glass) and mix well.
  3. Pour over ice and voila!

2. Skinny Margarita (Skinny Mom)

marg

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz. Tequila (We love silver tequila as it has the fewest calories)
  • .25 oz. of Triple Sec or a “splash”
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lime juice, the juice of 3-4 wedges
  • 1 tbsp. Splenda®

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in shaker with ice cubes and shake vigorously for 30 seconds.
  2. Rub a cut lime around the rim of a glass and dip the rim into a plate of salt. (optional)
  3. Pour mix into a glass on the rocks and serve! Another option is to blend ingredients with 1/2 cup of ice and serve frozen, as shown on right.

3. Strawberry Margarita (Cooking Light)

strawberry marg

Ingredients:

  • 3 1/2 cups strawberries
  • 2 1/2 cups crushed ice
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Cointreau (orange-flavored liqueur)
  • Lime wedges (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Combine strawberries, ice, tequila, lime juice, sugar, and liqueur in a blender, and process until the mixture is smooth.
  2. Pour the margaritas into 4 large glasses.
  3. Garnish margaritas with a lime wedge, if desired. Serve immediately.

4. Lime Sorbet Margaritas (Real Simple)

sorbet marg

Ingredients:

  • 1 lime, cut into 8 wedges
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 pints lime sorbet
  • 1/2 cup tequila

Instructions:

  1. Rub the lime wedges around the rims of 8 stemmed glasses.
  2. Place the sugar on a small plate. Turn each glass upside down and dip the rims in the sugar to coat.
  3. Place 2 scoops of sorbet in each glass and pour 1 tablespoon of tequila over the top of each. Serve with a spoon.

 

What’s your favorite margarita recipe? Leave it below!

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