The Top 5 Homemade Margarita Recipes

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Margaritas are the chameleon of the cocktail world: there’s no doubt about it! Serve them with a fizzy or creamy compliment, make them sour, salty, sweet or have one on the rocks: the choice is yours. 

They’re the ideal cocktail for fussy drinkers who love customising the classics. Nowadays, restaurants and bars love to put their stamp on the margarita, serving them in fish bowls and diluting them for a more long-lasting experience. 

But a traditional margarita is strong. Its tart flavour comprises three ingredients for the perfect, easy-to-make cocktail. That’s why Cocktail Crates is here to tell you about our top five homemade margarita recipes. 

If you want to try these out, we offer convenient, cost-effective Cocktail Gift Sets for every drink on our list. Each box contains all the ingredients you need to create four cocktails: keep them all for yourself or offer them to three lucky friends! 

What’s a margarita? 

The name ‘Margarita’ is derived from the Spanish word for ‘daisy’, referring to the beautiful spring flower. Traditionally, a margarita contains three core ingredients: a deliciously strong tequila, an orange liqueur and lime juice (preferably freshly squeezed!) 

Where do margaritas originate from?

Although we’re unsure exactly where the cocktail originated, it’s thought to have become popular during the prohibition era. The American government placed a ban on all alcohol sales in a bid to reduce crime and resolve long-standing social issues. 

This led many to cross the border into Tijuana, Mexico, searching for the cocktails they sorely missed. During this time, many came to love the taste of authentic Mexican tequila, so our love for the margarita was born! 

Following this, margaritas made their first of many mainstream appearances in Esquire, a popular American magazine. Since the 1950s, margaritas have been cemented as one of the world’s most popular drinks. 

1. The Classic Margarita 

The classic margarita is an unbeatable staple that comes back time and time again. 

Consisting of tequila, triple-sec orange liqueur and fresh lime juice, this homemade margarita recipe is easy to make and will vastly improve any movie night or dinner date. 

Ingredients to make 4 Classic Margaritas: 

  • 2 x 100ml Siera Tequila ABV. 38% vol

  • 2 x 60ml Orange liquor  ABV. 20% vol
  • 1 x 200ml lime
  • 1 x 10g Himalayan salt

You can find all these ingredients in our Classic Margarita Gift Box

2. The Margarita Picante 

Do you like your cocktails with a dash of spice? The Margarita Picante is a hot twist on traditional margaritas that will set your taste buds alight. 

Ingredients to make 4 Margarita Picantes: 

  • 4 x 60ml Tequila 
  • 2 x 60ml Cane Sugar
  • 1 x 200ml lime
  • 1 x Tabasco

All of these ingredients are contained within our Margarita Picante Cocktail Gift Box. 

3. The Pornstar Margarita 

Combine two classics with the Pornstar Margarita. This delightfully sweet, daringly tart concoction takes two much-loved cocktails and blends them to create the ultimate drink for tequila lovers. 

Ingredients to make 4 Pornstar Margaritas: 

  • 2 x 200ml Passion fruit nectar
  • 3 x 60ml Tequila
  • 1 x 60ml Triple Sec
  • 1 x 60ml Lime
  • 1 x 10g Himalayan Salt

Dip your toes into the world of combination cocktails with our Pornstar Margarita Cocktail Gift Box

4. The Pina Margarita 

The Pina Margarita is a fruity fusion of orange, pineapple and lime that will blow your socks off. The creaminess of a Pina Colada simply cannot be beaten. So why not pair it with the tartness of a margarita for the ultimate summer cocktail? 

Ingredients to make 4 Pina Margaritas:

  • 4 x 60ml Siera Tequila 
  • 2 x 200ml premium pineapple
  • 1 x 60ml Orange liquor
  • 1 x 60ml lime
  • 1 x 10g Himalayan salt 

Take any birthday bash or barbecue to the next level with our deluxe Pina Margarita Gift Box Set. 

5. The Peach Margarita 

Last but by no means least, we have the Peach Margarita. 

Let the tropical sensations of peaches, oranges and limes whisk you away as you sample this deliciously light cocktail. If you’re peachy-keen for exotic flavours, this drink will be perfect. 

Ingredients to make 4 Peach Margaritas: 

  • 4 x 60ml Siera Tequila 
  • 1 x 60ml Orange liquor
  • 1 x 60ml lime
  • 2 x 200ml peach nectar
  • 1 x 10g Himalayan salt
Sample the taste of juicy peaches and zesty oranges with Cocktail Crates’ Peach Margarita Gift Box Set.