National Margarita Day: The Best Margarita Recipes

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200389926 001 National Margarita Day:  The Best Margarita Recipes

Everyone has their secret for making a great Margarita, but we’ve got the scoop!  There’s plenty of ways to make a Margarita, but we’ve narrowed down the best recipes so you can celebrate National Margarita Day at home!

Check out the recipes after the jump!

The Perfect Margarita

  • Salt, for rimming the glass (optional)
  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila (blanco, 100 percent agave)
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce Cointreau (not Triple Sec)

Instructions:

  1. If using salt, place in a shallow dish. Moisten the rim of a rocks glass with a dampened paper towel, then dip in salt.
  2. Fill the glass with ice; add tequila, lime juice, and Cointreau; and stir a few times until chilled. Serve immediately.

Source:  Chow

Rockin’ Razzy Rita
  • 1.5 oz. tequila
  • 1/2 tsp. Crystal Light powdered drink mix, Raspberry Ice
  • 5 oz. water
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • Optional: lime slice for garnish and salt or no-calorie sweetener for rim of glass

Instructions:

  1. If desired, run some lime juice along the rim of the glass and dip into a dish of salt or sweetener.
  2. Combine all ingredients, mix well, and serve over ice.  Or, for a frozen one, place all ingredients (dissolve Crystal Light in water first) in a blender with 1 cup crushed ice, and blend on high until well mixed.
  3. Enjoy!

Source:  Hungry Girl

Frozen Cactus Pear Margaritas

  • 9 ounces white tequila
  • 4 ounces orange-flavored liqueur (recommended: Cointreau)
  • 4 ounces cactus pear juice, plus more for the rim
  • 2 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed ice
  • Coarse salt, optional
  • Lime wedges, for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Place tequila, orange liqueur, cactus pear juice, lime juice, and ice in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Carefully pour a few ounces of cactus pear juice onto a plate and a few ounces of salt onto another plate.
  3. Dip the rim of each margarita glass into the juice and then into the salt.
  4. Pour margaritas into each glass and garnish with a lime wedge.

Source:  FoodNetwork

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