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How To Make: The Best Margarita Ever

Updated on January 19, 2013

Looking For Great Margarita Recipes For Your Next Party?

If you're looking for margarita recipes for your next party or get together, we have some of our favorites posted here. From a basic margarita, to some of the funnest flavors around. I hope you enjoy these fun margarita recipes at your next gathering whether you're planning a girl's night in, a Super Bowl party, New Year's Eve Bash, or Cinco De Mayo celebration.

Have your margarita frozen, or shaken over ice, it's up to you! I've included recipes and videos to help you learn to create the best margarita ever so you can wow your guests!

Note: Please always drink responsibly! Remind your party guests to never drink and drive!

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Basic Margarita Recipe

* 2 ounces tequila

* 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice

* 1/2 ounce Cointreau (orange liqueur)

* Salt for rimming glass (use kosher salt, or sea salt they're coarser than regular salt)

Rim your glass with salt by dipping it in lime juice, then dipping it in the salt, then fill the glass with ice. Put the lime juice, Cointreau, and tequila in a shaker and shake them together. Pour the mixture over the ice and enjoy!

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Margaritas, Mojitos & More
Margaritas, Mojitos & More

Blended, shaken, stirred, sweet, tangy, or citrusy—this summertime collection of cocktails will have everybody's senses singing. Entertaining expert Jessica Strand puts a new spin on classic concoctions by mixing and matching garnishes and adornments, and using flavored vodkas and unique ingredients to create modern fusion drinks. Here's the best part: The drinks are easy to make and absolutely delicious, not to mention gorgeous in a glass. Passionfruit Margaritas, Blackberry Mojitos, Asian Pear Martinis, and artfully styled daiquiris all make for something new and cool to bring to the party.


How To Make a Margarita Step By Step Video Tutorial

frozen strawberry margarita
frozen strawberry margarita

Frozen Strawberry Margarita Recipe

* 6 ounces tequila

* 2 ounces Cointreau

* 4 ounces limeade concentrate (frozen)

* 8 ounces frozen strawberries

* 6 cups of ice

* Kosher salt

Rim your glass with salt by dipping it in lime juice, then dipping it in the salt. Add all the ingredients above to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into the glass and enjoy! Garnish with a fresh strawberry, or a slice of lime.

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Margaritaville Key West Frozen Concoction Maker with Auto or Manual Shave and Blend
Margaritaville Key West Frozen Concoction Maker with Auto or Manual Shave and Blend

Enjoy making fruit smoothies, margaritas, or sophisticated adult cocktails with this excellent blender-like device that's a bit more than a typical blender. It's geared for making ice beverages in a way that blenders can barely touch. The Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker is built to party! Unlike a blender, the Frozen Concoction Maker shaves ice and blends it with your favorite ingredients for restaurant-quality consistency every time. Take the guesswork out of frozen beverages with its pre-programmed automatic settings. Simply, fill the ice hopper with ice, add ingredients to the blending jar and fire it up!


A cold frosty margarita on a warm day, ahhhhh!

A cold frosty margarita on a warm day, ahhhhh!
A cold frosty margarita on a warm day, ahhhhh!

Fun Margarita Glasses

When you're drinking the best margarita ever, you've got to have the best margarita glass ever to drink it out of. Check out these beautiful margarita glasses and glass sets for your next party. 

Libbey Colors Margarita Glass Set, 4-Piece

Libbey Cancun Margarita 7-Piece Glassware Set

Amici Rainbow Set of 4 Margarita Glasses, 15-Ounce

Lot of 4 of LED Light Up Flashing Margarita Glasses

Artland Iris Margarita, 8-Ounce, Set of 4

Mexican Glass Margarita Blue Rim

How To Make a Frozen Margarita

Margarita Salt

Colored Margarita Rimming Salts - Set of 2
Colored Margarita Rimming Salts - Set of 2

Make margaritas that match your mood. Twang Margarita Salt completes the perfect margarita. Mix it up with this set of three assorted colors. In stock and ready to ship. Features: No added flavor. Comes with sponge for easy rimming. Will not stain skin. Colors in set may vary.


Watermelon Margarita

Your turn: Am I right? What's Your Favorite Margarita Recipe?

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      julieannbrady 9 years ago

      Well, my neighbor Chris surely makes some of the best Margaritas that I've ever had. Personally, I don't like them frozen as I always tend to get a brain freeze. And, I always ASK for mine without the salt. Love your lens!!! 5*****