Meh Margaritas? 9 New & Improved Recipes for National Margarita Day

It's National Margarita Day, which means it's time to mix up a big batch of everybody's fave Mexican cocktail and get to your happy place.

For inspiration, here's a collection of new and unexpected margarita recipes that are anything but boring. Salud!

 

1. Blueberry Basil Margarita

Blueberry Basil Margarita

This twist on the classic swaps sour and tart for refreshing and cool.

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2. Smokin' Volcano Margarita

Smokin' Volcano Margarita

Guaranteed to impress your friends, the Smokin’ Volcano Margarita is a fire-flavored margarita with lime, tequila, lava salt and dried chili pepper.

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3. Habanero Pineapple Margarita

Habanero Pineapple Margarita

No National Margarita Day celebration is complete without a jug filled to the brim with this sweet and spicy margarita recipe, made with Chef Marcela Valladolid's signature tequila!

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4. Blood Orange Margarita

Blood Orange Margarita

Kick off your National Margarita Day celebration with this bright and delicious margarita. Made with tequila, Cointreau and blood orange mix, it's bright, vibrant, and delicious.

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5. Cowboy Margarita

Cowboy Margarita

This Cowboy Margarita combines limeade, orange juice and beer with Jose Cuervo Especial Gold for an addictive adult slushy you won't be able to put down.

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6. La Puebla Margarita

La Puebla Margarita

Created by Los Angeles mixologist Jason Bran, this grapefruit- and raspberry-infused margarita is made with Tequila Don Julio Reposado, which adds hints of dark chocolate, vanilla and cinnamon to the mix. Its vanilla sea salt garnish balances the cocktail's tart and sweet elements.

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7. Italian Margarita

Italian Margarita

This recipe combines tequila, camapri and limoncello with sweet blood orange juice for a traditional margarita with an Italian twist.

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8. Cucumber Mint Margarita

Cucumber Mint Margarita

It's warm outside somewhere, which means it's the right time for this sweet and refreshing sip made with fresh slices of cool cucumber. 

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9. Chipotle Cocoa Margarita

Chipotle Cocoa Margarita

This Chipotle Cocoa Margarita transforms the classic summer drink into a new winter favorite. It combines chocolate and spice perfect for any chilly night!

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