24 Cocktails for Tequila Lovers

blood orange margarita on a tray

These tequila cocktail recipes are the perfect drink to make tonight. We take the classic margarita and put a fun spin on it by using ingredients like beets, pomegranate and avocado. You can also try our refreshing frozen margaritas that'll make it feel like summertime. Recipes like Kumquat Margaritas and Frozen Peach Margaritas are delicious, colorful and full of tequila.

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Tequila Sunrise


This easy-to-make and easy-to-drink staple cocktail gets its stunning color from grenadine. If you don't have grenadine on hand, you can make your own or use simple syrup. While you won't get the color, it will still taste great and that's what's important! You can use freshly squeezed or store-bought orange juice to make this drink; freshly squeezed will make for a sweeter cocktail. Source: EatingWell.com, April 2020

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Layered Strawberry-Mango Margaritas


Swirl layers of red strawberry margarita with yellow mango margarita in this skinny frozen cocktail for a festive party drink that will wow your guests. It tastes just as good as a restaurant frozen margarita, without all the sugar! Source: EatingWell.com, June 2017

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Magical Color-Changing Margaritas

Magical Color-Changing Margaritas

Pour homemade margarita mix over ice cubes made from blue pea flower tea and watch your cocktail change colors before your eyes without any artificial food dye. It's sure to be your new favorite party trick. Blue pea flower tea (also called butterfly pea tea) is an herbal tea from Southeast Asia that changes from blue to purple when mixed with an acidic ingredient (like the lime juice in this margarita recipe). Source: EatingWell.com, April 2018

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Kumquat Margaritas


Kumquats are bite-size citrus fruit that you can eat whole, including the skins and seeds. Find them in season November through March for a great sweet addition to your traditional margarita recipe. Source: EatingWell Magazine, March 2019

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Frozen Peach Margaritas


Enjoy sweet peach flavor anytime of year with this skinny frozen margarita. It tastes just like a restaurant version, but with less sugar, for an easy cocktail you will actually want to make at home. Source: EatingWell.com, June 2017

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Smoky Tajín Margarita


This easy margarita recipe is like vacation in a glass. A bit of the chile-lime seasoning Tajín on the rim of your glass contrasts with the sweet orange and agave. Source: EatingWell Magazine, May 2020

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Cucumber-Lime Mexican Mojitos

This refreshing cucumber-lime flavored cocktail is a great choice for warm summer evenings. You can easily make it a mocktail by substituting lime-flavored sparkling water for the tequila. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Frozen Strawberry Margaritas

Make your own restaurant-style frozen margaritas at home with this easy recipe. Just throw everything in the blender and whir away for this healthier cocktail that has less sugar than its store-bought and restaurant counterparts. Source: EatingWell.com, June 2017

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Pomegranate Margaritas


Who says margaritas are just for summer? This pomegranate twist on a cocktail favorite is good all year long--elegant enough for the holidays and fun enough for an outdoor barbecue. Source: EatingWell.com, April 2017

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Salty Chihuahua


This is a Mexican-inspired take on the Salty Dog (usually made with grapefruit juice, vodka and salt). Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2007

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Frozen Pineapple Margaritas


These frosty pineapple margaritas taste just like restaurant-style frozen margaritas, but without all the sugar, for a skinny cocktail you can easily whip up at home. Source: EatingWell.com, June 2017

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Jalapeño Margaritas

margarita in a cocktail glass garnished with jalapeno slices and citrus slices

This reduced-sugar jalapeño margarita is a drink with a kick! We sweeten this zippy cocktail with fresh orange juice and just a touch of simple syrup steeped with slices of jalapeño. If you like the heat, add more chile slices to the sugar mixture. Source: EatingWell.com, February 2020

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Tequila, Citrus & Raspberry Spritz

This spiked seltzer cocktail is a marriage between a Tequila Sunrise and a Sex on the Beach cocktail. The clementine-hibiscus seltzer really makes this sweet, but not syrupy, cocktail stand out! Serve this chilled or over ice. Source: EatingWell.com, October 2019

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Hibiscus Margarita

Amp up margarita night with a quick homemade simple syrup that packs a brilliant pink hue from dried hibiscus flowers. Serve with guacamole topped with pomegranate seeds and lime tortilla chips. Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2018

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Frozen Grapefruit Margaritas


Swap out some of the usual lime juice in your margaritas with fresh grapefruit juice for a refreshing spin on the classic drink. Red grapefruit makes for a particularly pretty cocktail. Unlike many frozen margaritas served at restaurants, these cocktails have no additional sweetener. Source: EatingWell Magazine, April 2019

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Blood Orange Margaritas


Fresh blood orange juice gives this stunning pink cocktail just the right balance of sweet and sour. For the perfect finish, upgrade the salt rim on your glass by mixing in a little orange zest to add to both the presentation and flavor of these skinny margaritas. Source: EatingWell.com, April 2017

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Festive Brunch Mezcal Cocktail


Carrot juice adds a sweet and earthy counterpoint to the smoky mezcal. Source: EatingWell Magazine, December 2019

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Frozen Mango Margaritas

Frozen mango chunks aren't just for smoothies anymore. Whir them up in your blender with all the other classic margarita ingredients to make a skinny frozen cocktail at home that's just as good as (if not better than, and definitely healthier than!) restaurant versions. Source: EatingWell.com, June 2017

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Beet Margaritas


Drink your vegetables at happy hour with these beet margaritas, also known as "margabeetas." These cocktails get their gorgeous pink hue naturally from inherently sweet beet juice. You can buy the juice in the produce section of most grocery stores, or juice your own at home. Source: EatingWell.com, May 2018

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Avocado Margaritas


Avocado in a margarita? You bet! It lends creaminess and beautiful color to this refreshing blended cocktail that's perfect for serving on taco night. Source: EatingWell.com, May 2018

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Mango Margaritas


Mango adds plenty of fruity sweetness to this vibrant drink, so you can cut back on the added sugars a bit for a skinnier margarita. Add a slice of fresh mango to each glass to take this tropical cocktail to the next level. Source: EatingWell.com, April 2017

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Grapefruit Margaritas

Fresh grapefruit juice adds a zesty punch and lovely pink color to this refreshing skinny margarita. For the perfect finish, upgrade the salt rim on your glass by mixing in a little grapefruit zest to add to both the presentation and flavor. Source: EatingWell.com, April 2017

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Skinny Pineapple Margaritas


Pineapple juice adds plenty of sweetness to this no-sugar-added margarita recipe.

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Jalapeño-Watermelon Margaritas


When the fruit is ripe and you need a little kick in your glass, it's time for this spicy watermelon margarita recipe. Dip the glass rims in chili powder–spiked coarse salt for an extra layer of spice. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2016

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