Recipes

Toast National Margarita Day With These 10 Delicious Concoctions

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 10:40 AM, February 22, 2016

Aired February 22, 2016

Happy National Margarita Day, everyone! Whether you like your margs spicy or sweet, with fruit or even with beer, we've got the margarita recipe for you.

Bottoms up!

No. 1: John Cusimano’s Smoky Pineapple Margarita


If you like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain, but also tequila, this one's for you! (Watch John make it in the video above!) 

Tip: In any cocktail that features liquor, quality matters. You don’t want to have to keep adding ingredients to mask the taste of the liquor, it’s better to have a high-quality and flavorful liquor to start with.

No. 2: Spicy Grapefruit Margarita Ice Pops


Why not turn your margarita into a spicy alcoholic ice pop? Start with jalapeno-infused tequila and add grapefruit juice and sugar, then freeze them into cone-shaped cups, and roll the finished pops in chili salt! Amazing!

No. 3: Josh Capon's Chile-Rubbed Mango Margarita


Josh Capon’s second margarita to make our list takes it up a notch. This chili-rubbed mango margarita is both sweet and spicy.

No. 4: Beergarita


These festive cocktails feature beer, tequila, fresh lime juice and a lime wedge served over ice. Refreshing!

No. 5: Carrot & Ginger Sparkling Margarita


This sweet and spicy margarita, which features a homemade ginger-agave syrup, is sure to impress your mixologist friends!

No. 6: Clinton Kelly’s Saint Nickarita


Clinton Kelly’s festive take on a margarita features tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, cranberry juice and club soda. Garnish with lime and cranberry for an extra cheerful presentation! PS – you don’t have to limit this beverage to the holiday season!

No. 7: Lauren Conrad’s Cucumber Lemon Margaritas


The "Celebrate" author shared her refreshing margarita recipe with us.

No. 8: Josh Capon’s Classic Margarita
 


If you’re craving a high-end but simple and classic marg, this recipe will hit the spot.

No. 9: Frozen Watermelon Margaritas

 
Courtesy of our resident watermelon goddess, Jeanette!

No. 10: No. 7: Spicy Mezcal-Grapefruit Margaritas

 
Because who doesn't like a little kick in their cocktail hour, are we right?