8 Margarita Recipes, From the Classics to Twists

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Classic Margarita
Because nothing beats the classic. Get the recipe for Classic Shaken Margaritas »Matt Taylor-Gross
Frozen Margarita
In 1971 Mariano Martinez figured out how to make frozen margaritas from a soft serve ice cream machine—the rest is history. Get the recipe for Frozen Margaritas »Matt Taylor-Gross
Pineapple Margarita
Made with mezcal, grilled pineapple, jalapeño, and lime, this take on the classic margarita is smoky, sweet, and spicy, with an herbaceous kick from cilantro. Get the recipe for Mezcal and Pineapple Margarita »Matt Taylor-Gross
Green Variety Margarita
A spicy ginger kick and the subtle, unmistakably grassy sweetness of kale elevates this vegetal variation on the margarita. Get the recipe for Savory Green Margarita »Matt Taylor-Gross
Beet Margarita
A jalapeño-infused, blood-colored tequila and beet cocktail, the Moradita ("Little Death"), is a fresh, nearly healthy-tasting drink with some real body and a balancing hint of elegant richness. Get the recipe for Jalapeño and Beet Margarita »Matt Taylor-Gross
Prickly Pear Margarita
The prickly pear cactus thrives in the deserts of the American Southwest; its bulbous red fruit is prized for many Mexican and Tex-Mex preparations. This legendary margarita, which takes its distinctive flavor from the fruit, comes from bartender Ruben Bernal at Las Canarias restaurant in San Antonio, Texas. Get the recipe for Prickly Pear Margarita »André Baranowski
Margarita Al Jazeera
Jerusalem's most vibrant watering hole is Yudale, where the bar offers sui generis drinks that include this delicious, tequila-based creation infused with rose petals and cumin. The name, which translates literally to The Peninsula, is an homage to the many journalists who tramp through town. Get the recipe for Margarita Al Jazeera »André Baranowski
Blueberry and Basil Margarita

Blueberry and Basil Margarita

Fresh blueberries give a delightful twist to this margarita. Get the recipe for Blueberry and Basil Margarita »Todd Coleman