Posted: Jan 24, 2014 9:00 AM
 
We all love the classic margarita. A simple mixture of tequila, orange liqueur and lime, it's one tequila cocktail that has stood the test of time. But it's also the perfect drink to play around with. So have a little fun and try these margarita recipes next time you're in the mood for a little tequila.

There are many stories about the creation of the classic margarita. Some claim the drink came from Mexico while others say it is a product of the U.S. We'll probably never know the truth behind the creation of this wonderful tequila cocktail and that's OK. Some things are better left as a mystery.

When made with premium tequila and fresh-squeezed lime, the classic margarita is hard to beat. But sometimes, it's nice to jazz up the drink a bit and add other liqueurs, juices and even fresh fruit to the mix. Although, I don't recommend ever using a pre-made margarita mix. That's just not cool. Even with the addition of the other ingredients, it's important to still use a quality tequila. I like Partida Blanco Tequila with its wonderful flavors of agave, citrus, fresh herbs and a hint of tobacco. It's great in all three of these margarita recipes as well as other classic tequila cocktails.

allParenting Pink Cadillac margarita

Pink Cadillac margarita

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 ounces blanco (silver) tequila
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • 1/2 ounce fresh-squeezed lime
  • 1 ounce cranberry juice
  • 1 teaspoon simple syrup, adjusted to taste
  • Optional: Margarita salt for rimming glass

Directions:

  1. If desired, rim a chilled cocktail glass with lime and dip in margarita salt.
  2. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice.
  3. Shake and strain into the prepared cocktail glass and enjoy!

allParenting Catalina margarita

Catalina margarita

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 ounces blanco (silver) tequila
  • 1 ounce peach schnapps
  • 1 ounce blue curaƧao
  • 1/2 fresh-squeezed lime
  • Optional: Margarita salt for rimming glass

Directions:

  1. If desired, rim a chilled cocktail glass with lime and dip in margarita salt.
  2. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice.
  3. Shake and strain into the prepared cocktail glass and enjoy!

allParenting Italian margarita

Italian margarita

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 ounces blanco (silver) tequila
  • 1 ounce amaretto
  • 3/4 ounce triple sec
  • 1/2 ounce fresh-squeezed lime
  • Optional: Margarita salt for rimming glass

Directions:

  1. If desired, rim a chilled cocktail glass with lime and dip in margarita salt.
  2. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice.
  3. Shake and strain into the prepared cocktail glass and enjoy!

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