5 Recipes to Help You Celebrate National Margarita Day

In Cancún, Dine, Dine, Dine, Dine, Los Cabos, Playa del Carmen & Tulum, Puerto Vallarta by Suzanne Koch

Cheers National Margarita Day on Feb. 22 with these fun recipes from some of Mexico’s top resorts.

Wheatgrass Margarita from Grand Velas Los Cabos

  • 1 Wheatgrass shot (tsp. of wheatgrass powder diluted in 2 oz. of water)
  • 1.5 oz. Don Julio blanco or other white tequila
  • 1 oz. Cointreau
  • 1 oz. Lemon juice
  • .5 oz. Agave honey

Directions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker. Shake and pour over ice.

Avocado Margarita from Occidental Cozumel

  • 3.5 oz. Ice cubes
  • 3.5 oz. Tequila reposado 100 años
  • 1 Avocado, peeled, pitted and chopped
  • 2.5 oz. Triple-sec or Cointreau
  • 1 oz. Fresh lime juice
  • .5 oz. Simple syrup
  • Lime wedge
  • Pinch of peppermint
  • Salt or chili-lime seasoning (for glass rim)

Directions: Rim the glass with lime, salt and chili. Pour all ingredients into a blending cup and blend. Pour mix into serving rimmed glass and garnish with lime and a slice of avocado.

Mangorita from Allegro Cozumel

  • 3.5 oz. Tequila blanco
  • 2.5 oz. Triple-sec or Cointreau
  • 3.5 oz. Ice cubes
  • 3.5 oz. Fresh mango pitted and cut in cubes
  • 3 oz. agave syrup
  • .4 oz. Tajin
  • 1 oz. Fresh squeezed lime juice

Directions: Rim cup with lemon juice and .2 oz of the tajin. Pour the remaining ingredients into a blending coup and blend. Serve into rimmed glass and garnish with a slice of mango or lime. (pictured)

Gondo Margarita from Barceló Puerto Vallarta

  • Gondo fruit (a local berry that grows primarily in the mountains of Puerto Vallarta)
  • Salt and chili powder
  • 1.5 oz. Cointreau
  • 1.5 oz. Silver tequila
  • 1 oz. Orange juice
  • Ice

Directions: Mix the salt with the chili powder and rim a chilled glass with this mixture. Pour the gondo fruit into the cocktail glass and the rest of the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes. Shake well and strain into the prepared glass with or without fresh ice. Garnish with a strawberry and enjoy!

Passion Brize from Royal Hideaway Playacar

  • 1.5 oz. Mezcal
  • 1.5 oz. Passion fruit juice
  • .5 Lime
  • 1 tbsp. Sugar
  • .5 oz. Freshly squeezed orange juice
  • Starfruit for garnish
  • Ice

Directions: Grab a cocktail shaker and fill it with passion fruit juice, lime, sugar and orange juice and shake. Add mezcal and ice and pour into a mson jar glass with glitter rim. Garnish with a star fruit slice.

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