Must-Have Margaritas for your Cinco de Mayo Menu

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo we’re busting out our margarita glasses and providing our restauranteurs and chefs with some of the must-have margarita recipes for your menu. We’re willing to taste test for you as well!

The Proper Margarita Recipe (or as Chow’s Senior Editor says “the only way to make margaritas”)

Perfect Margarita

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What you need:

  • Salt for rimming
  • Margarita Glass or Rocks Glass
  • Ice
  • 1 ½ oz 100 percent agave tequila
  • 1 oz freshly squeeze lime juice
  • ½ oz Cointreau (not Triple Sec)

For complete instructions head over to for the play by play.

The Best Coconut Margarita Recipe (that’s a lot of margarita’s one had to drink to lay claim to “the best”)

Coconut Margarita

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What you need:

  • Margarita Glass or Rocks Glass
  • 1½ ounces Patron reposado tequila
  • ½ ounce cointreau
  • 1 ounce coconut cream
  • 1 ounce coconut milk
  • ½ ounce fresh lime juice
  • Splash of half and half
  • Splash of simple syrup (1/2 cup sugar, ½ cup water brought to a boil until sugar dissolved, then cooled.)
  • lime wedges for garnish

This recipe looks absolutely divine and the story behind the Patron Tequila Express train along with images is a great read and visual experience! To read the full story and get the instructions, head on over to

Skinny Marg’s Recipe

Skinny Margs Margarita

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What you need:

  • Margarita Glass or Rocks Glass
  • 1 ounce añejo tequila
  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • ½ ounce lime juice
  • 1 pinch pink Himalayan salt
  • Polar® Ginger Lemonade Seltzer

For the health conscious guest, here’s a margarita lighter on the waistline but heavy on the flavour. For instructions on how to make, head over to

Blood Orange Margarita Recipe

Blood Orange


What you need:

  • Margarita Glass or Rocks Glass
  • 3 oz juice from a freshly squeezed blood orange
  • 2 oz 100% agave tequila
  • 1 oz Triple Sec orange flavoured liqueur
  • splash of agave syrup (optional yet recommended by recipe creators Todd Porter & Diane Cu)

Todd Porter & Diane Cu’s blood orange margarita recipe is making my mouth water as I write this post. Check out their recipe, full instructions to produce this gorgeously hued drink along with their fantastic and famous food photography at

Strawberry Margarita Mocktail Recipe

Virgin Margarita

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What you need:

  • Margarita Glass or Rocks Glass
  • 10 oz frozen strawberries, thawed
  • 6 oz can frozen limeade concentrate
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 20 oz lemon-lime soda, chilled
  • 3 cups of crushed ice
  • Fresh strawberries for garnish (optional)

Let’s be honest – not everyone can or wants to indulge in alcoholic libations so I’ve included a mockarita (?)… mocktail margarita (?) …whatever you want to call it for those wanting to live on the edge without the edge in the drink! For full recipe and instructions, head over to

What are your favourite recipes? Let us know in the comments!

If you’re interested in a quote for margarita glasses or rocks glasses to complement these recipes:

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