7 Fresh Twists on Classic Margaritas
This refreshing summertime sipper has sweet-citrus flavor and nuanced heat from jalapeño-infused tequila. In place of triple sec or Cointreau (orange-flavored liqueur), we save big on calories and added sugar by using fresh orange juice instead. In addition to being crisp and cooling, cucumbers offer up lots of vitamin C and vitamin K—important for overall heart health.
Spicy Serrano and Blackberry-Orange Margarita
This fruity sipper has sweet-tart flavor with a subtle burn from the serrano-infused tequila. Tender-tongued? This drink is equally delicious without the chile. Blackberries are fiber-packed and contain antioxidants called polyphenols that might ward off cognitive decline and keep your heart healthy.
Meet your new favorite poolside cocktail. This slushy sipper offers sweet, floral honeydew flavor with a nice slow burn from jalapeño-infused tequila.
This delicious beet margarita recipe from Basic Kitchen uses fresh citrus and agave to help earthy-sweet beets shine. You can juice your own beets and use the pulp in a beet burger like they do at the restaurant, or use bottled beet juice to save time. We like R.W. Knudsen's organic beet juice , which you can find at most grocery stores.
Skip the sugary margarita mix and welcome the warmer weather with this twist on a classic margarita. This is a great use for cilantro stems, which have all the flavor of cilantro, but are often overlooked.
Roasted Strawberry Margaritas With Aquafaba Whip
Aquafaba, the viscous fluid from canned chickpeas, is the surprising key to making a plant-based whipped topping. The process is pretty miraculous: The liquid whips up to a thick, fluffy foam that mimics whipped cream. Just be sure to use the liquid from unsalted chickpeas for the best results (we like Eden brand).
Fresh juice and a little simple syrup replace margarita mix to cut 4 teaspoons (16g) added sugars per serving. Diluting tequila with juice and beer makes for a gentler cocktail that'll keep guests free from personal fouls.