20+ Best Margarita Recipes For Summer You Can Make At Home

Hello, fellow cocktail lovers! I am excited to share with you 20+ Delicious Summer Margarita Recipes! This collection of summer-inspired margarita recipes ranges from sweet margaritas to spicy margaritas, ensuring that there is a drink for everyone. Let’s raise a glass to a summer of sunshine and delicious drinks!

A collage of six different summer margarita recipes.

Beat the summer heat with the ultimate summer drink: Margaritas! Perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a poolside lounge, a Cinco de Mayo celebration, or a backyard get-together, Margaritas are a summer essential.

In this collection, you’ll find over 20 diverse Margarita recipes, ranging from fruit and tropical to spicy and savory, perfect for any summer day.

All you have to do is choose between a single serving or a pitcher to share!

🍓 Best Berry Margarita Recipes

Berry lovers, get ready to indulge in some fruity goodness with these delicious Berry Margarita recipes! They are perfect for any occasion and will impress your guests with their vibrant colors and amazing flavors!

Strawberry Margarita On The Rocks
This homemade Strawberry Margarita On The Rocks is a refreshing drink that is full of fresh flavor. It's perfect for sipping on hot summer days or enjoying with friends at a backyard BBQ.
Strawberry Margarita On The Rocks
Strawberry margarita on the rocks in a margarita glass with a salted rim.
Fresh Blackberry Margarita
For a delightfully fruity twist to a classic cocktail, try this fresh blackberry margarita!

Photo Credit: Burrata and Bubbles
Blackberry Margarita
A blackberry margarita in a salt rimmed glass.
At Home Margarita Flight (in 15 Minutes)
Create your very own margarita flight with different flavored margaritas of your choice. These cocktails come together in under 15 minutes!

Photo Credit: Homebody Eats
Margarita Flight
Three different margarita flavors on a table.
Smashed Strawberry Margarita
This strawberry margarita recipe uses simple, fresh ingredients to not only give you a delicious margarita on the rocks, but an easy-to-make cocktail.

Photo Credit: Swift Fit
Smashed Strawberry Margarita
A small glass filled with a smashed strawberry margarita.

🍉 Best Watermelon Margarita Recipes

Watermelon Margaritas are the perfect summer cocktail that will transport you to a tropical paradise with every sip! These margaritas are refreshing, fruity, and bursting with juicy watermelon flavor. The bright pink color is also absolutely gorgeous and will make any gathering feel like a party. Whether you prefer your margarita frozen or on the rocks, watermelon is the perfect addition to take your cocktail game to the next level.

Restaurant Style Watermelon Margarita
Learn how to make a restaurant margarita recipe with only 5 ingredients. It’s everything you love about a classic margarita with watermelon.

Photo Credit: Homebody Eats
Watermelon Margarita
Watermelon margaritas garnished with wedges of lime and watermelon.
Watermelon Margarita Recipe (3-Ingredients)
This Watermelon Margarita Recipe is made with just three simple ingredients and no added sugars. Perfect for all your summertime gatherings, cookouts, and parties.

Photo Credit: The Forked Spoon
Watermelon Margarita
Three glasses filled with watermelon margaritas, garnished with a watermelon wedge.
Watermelon Jalapeno Margarita Recipe
Mix up the BEST watermelon jalapeno margarita today. I just love combining watermelon with spicy jalapenos for the most delicious margarita.
Photo Credit: Create Yum
Watermelon Jalapeno Margarita
Watermelon jalapeno margaritas in small glasses, garnished with jalapeno slices.
1800 Watermelon Margarita
These watermelon flavored margaritas are the ultimate summer cocktail! A mix of tequila, lime, & watermelon juice, this 1800 margarita recipe is the best!

Photo Credit: Mary’s Whole Life
Watermelon Margarita
Paleo watermelon margaritas in glasses garnished with a watermelon wedge.

🍹 Best Classic Margarita Recipes

You can’t go wrong with a Classic Margarita! These homemade margarita recipes take the classic cocktail to the next level! Whether you prefer it on the rocks or frozen, a classic margarita is always a crowd-pleaser and is perfect for any occasion, from backyard barbecues to fancy dinner parties.

Frozen Classic Margarita
The Frozen Margarita, a slushy blend of tequila, lime juice, and simple syrup, is an ideal refreshment for hot summer days. Its balanced flavors and cool texture offer a tropical vacation vibe in every sip.
Frozen Classic Margarita
A margarita glass filled with a frozen margarita, garnished with a lime wheel.
Homemade Margaritas
Fresh squeezed lime and orange juice makes this classic homemade Margarita recipe the best. Serve over ice or blend it up!
Photo Credit: West Coast Kitchen Garden
Homemade Margaritas
Homemade classic margaritas in margarita glasses garnished with orange slices.
Skinny Margarita Recipe
The best skinny margarita recipe that is so simple to make. Easy, fresh, low calorie and delicious – the perfect cocktail!

Photo Credit: The Clean Eating Couple

Skinny Margarita
Skinny margarita in a small glass, garnished with a lime wheel.
Lime Margarita Jello Shots
These Lime Margarita Jello Shots are one of my favorite ways to have a Lime Margarita. You can never have enough Jello Shots at any party! Bring the party on.
Photo Credit: Sparkles To Sprinkles
Lime Margarita Jello Shots
Lime margarita jello shots on a serving tray.

🍊 Best Fruit-Flavored Margarita Recipes

Fruit-flavored Margaritas are a delicious and refreshing way to enjoy this classic cocktail. From tangy citrus to sweet berries, the fruit adds a burst of flavor that takes the margarita to the next level. These margaritas are perfect for sipping on a hot summer day or enjoying with friends and family at your next party. And the best part? There are endless flavor combinations to choose from! Whether you prefer your margarita on the rocks or frozen, there is a fruit-flavored margarita recipe for everyone!

Triple Citrus Frozen Margarita
This easy-to-make Citrus Blender Margarita is bursting with fresh orange, lemon and lime. Perfect summer drink and great for Cinco de Mayo.
Photo Credit: Maple + Mango
Triple Citrus Frozen Margarita
Triple citrus frozen margaritas in margarita glasses.
Passion Fruit Margarita Cocktail
Passion Fruit Margarita! A classic margarita on the rocks with a tropical passion fruit twist. An easy-to-make passion fruit cocktail recipe.
Photo Credit: Maple + Mango
Passion Fruit Margarita
Passion fruit margarita in a rocks glass, garnished with a lime wheel.
Spicy Mango Margaritas with chili lime rim
Fresh and Spicy Mango Margaritas, with a chili lime salty rim, are gorgeous as well as delicious. Easy to make with just a few ingredients.

Photo Credit: The Art of Food and Wine
Spicy Mango Margarita
Spicy mango margaritas with a salted chili rim.
Tropical Passion Fruit Margarita
This passion fruit margarita is a flawless mix of sweet & tart. Made with passion fruit juice, fresh lime & orange juice, Blanco tequila, & agave syrup.
Photo Credit: Mary’s Whole Life
Tropical Passion Fruit Margarita
Passion fruit margarita in a cocktail glass garnished with a small purple flower.

🍺 Unique Ingredient Margaritas

Welcome to the world of unique ingredient margaritas! These margaritas have creative and unexpected twists, from the smoky flavor of mezcal to the sweetness of maple syrup; these unique ingredients bring a whole new dimension to the classic margarita.

Coconut Margarita
If you want to pretend you’re on a tropical escape, do yourself a favor and whip up this sweet and tart coconut margarita!
Photo Credit: Burrata and Bubbles
Coconut Margarita
Coconut margarita in a stemless wine glass, garnished with a lime wedge.
Mezcal Margarita
Mezcalita is a signature cocktail made with Mezcal and fresh fruit juices. It’s sweet and slightly smoky with a kick of spice.
Photo Credit: Spoonful Of Flavor
Mezcal Margarita
A mezcal margarita garnished with a pineapple wedge.
Moscow Mule Margarita
Moscow Mule Margarita – a twist to the popular Moscow Mule! Made with tequila and ginger beer this drink is perfect for Cinco de Mayo or a Mexican Fiesta!
Photo Credit: Oh My Creative
Moscow Mule Margarita
Moscow mule margarita garnished with lime wedges.
Easy Maple Whiskey Margarita Cocktail
The maple whiskey margarita is a delicious twist on the classic margarita cocktail. Made with fresh lime juice, maple syrup, tequila and whiskey.
Photo Credit: West Coast Kitchen Garden
Maple Whiskey Margarita
Whiskey margaritas in margarita glasses with a salted rim.
Gin Margarita Fizz
Gin Margarita Fizz – a fresh new take on the traditional margarita using the classic Cointreau and fresh lime and substituting gin for tequila to make a Margatini!

Photo Credit: Chef Not Required
Gin Margarita Fizz
Gin margarita in a small glass garnished with lime.
Easy Hennessy Margarita
If you are a fan of Hennessy drinks and great margaritas, you’re in luck! This amazing Hennessy Cocktail recipe is the perfect drink for tequila and cognac lovers alike.

Photo Credit: Easy Party Cocktails
Hennessy Margarita
Hennessy margarita in a margarita glass garnished with an orange wedge.

🍹 Margarita FAQs

Can I use any type of tequila in a margarita?

Yes, you can use any type of tequila in a margarita. However, most prefer a high-quality Blanco or Reposado tequila for the best flavor.

Can I make margaritas without alcohol?

Yes, you can make a virgin margarita without alcohol. Simply omit the tequila and triple sec and use a non-alcoholic margarita mix or fresh fruit juice instead.

Can I use different types of fruit in my margarita?

Yes, you can use a variety of fruit in your margarita, such as strawberries, raspberries, mangoes, and watermelon.

How do I make a large batch of margaritas for a party?

To make a large batch of margaritas for a party, multiply your recipe by the number of servings you need and mix the ingredients in a large pitcher or bowl. You can also pre-mix the ingredients in a mason jar for a fun and easy way for guests to serve themselves.

What ingredients do you need to make a margarita?

You’ll need tequila, fresh limes, and triple sec (an orange liqueur – Grand Marnier will also work) to make a classic margarita. You’ll also need ice and salt to rim the glass if desired. Optional ingredients include simple syrup or agave nectar for sweetness and fresh fruit or herbs for flavor variations.

What is the best tequila to use in a margarita?

The best tequila to use in a margarita is 100% agave Blanco tequila. This type of tequila is made solely from the blue agave plant and is unaged, giving it a clean and crisp flavor that pairs well with the other ingredients in a margarita.

What is triple sec?

Triple sec is a clear, sweet, and orange-flavored liqueur that is used in margaritas – it is easily found at your local liquor store. It is made from the dried peels of bitter and sweet oranges and is typically distilled from a neutral grain spirit. Triple sec has a lower alcohol content than most spirits, usually around 30%, and its sweetness helps to balance the tartness of citrus juices in cocktails. Common brands of this liqueur include Cointreau, Grand Marnier, and Combier.

Margaritas, with their endless potential for creativity, range from classic lime to inventive combinations like watermelon, coconut, and mezcal. Perfect for hot summer days or happy hours with friends, this cocktail blends sweet, sour, and salty flavors, making it a timeless favorite for all occasions. Happy sipping!

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