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My Favorite Cinco de Mayo Margarita Recipes

Aye aye aye! Cinco De Mayo is here and I could not be more excited! I am such a tequila-loving girl, and my favorite part of the holiday is that there are so many variations on tequila cocktails and margaritas you could make! My ultimate favorites are the ones that are colorful, refreshing, boast bold flavors and get you in that party mood... From a Prickly Pear Margarita, to a Matcha Margarita, to a very gilded style Royal Gold Margarita, here are a few perfectly tantalizing margs that will get you and your friends in the Cinco De Drinko spirit!

Casamigos Prickly Pear Margarita

Casamigos Prickly Pear Margarita


1.5 oz. Casamigos Blanco Tequila

1 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

.5 oz. Prickly Pear Puree

.5 oz. Sugarcane syrup (simple)

2 Dashes Orange Bitters


Combine all ingredients into iced mixing glass and shake vigorously for 8-10 seconds. Strain into rocks glass. Garnish with a lemon wheel.

Cointreau Matcha Margarita

Matcha Margarita


*1 oz. Cointreau

*2 oz. blanco tequila

*¾ oz. fresh lime juice

*½ bar spoon (1 tsp) matchagreen tea powder


Shake Cointreau, tequila, fresh lime juice and matcha in a cocktail shaker with ice.  Strain over ice in a rocks glass and garnish with a lime wheel.

Allaire Privée Royal Gold Margarita

By Award-Winning Miami Mixologist, Josue Gonzalez from DÔA Miami Beach

Allaire Privée Royal Gold Margarita


3 oz. Allaire Collection Privee Tequila
1 ½ oz. Fresh squeezed premium lime juice
1 oz. Grand Marnier Cuvee du Centenaire - 100 Year Anniversary


Shaken over purified spring ice

Strained into a 24k Gold plated Shaker,

Coat half the glass rim with hand-harvested Sal de Ibiza Fleur de Sel
Pour into Waterford Crystal Margarita Glass
Garnish 24K Thai Elephant Gold Leaf coated lime slice
Served on silver plated platter with gold plated mixing spoon and gold plated straws
Allaire Royal Gold Margarita is available at DÔA in South Beach for $750 for one, $1000 for pair and $2500 as table side service leaving plenty of margarita to share!

Happy National Margarita Day | Tantalizing Margarita Recipes

Aye aye aye! National Margarita Day is here, February 22nd! As a total tequila-loving gal, this is one of my favorite days of the year. There are so many different ways to put a spin on the traditional margarita. Sweet, sour or spicy, I love them all and the possibilities are truly endless. 

For this very special holiday, Patrón Tequila, Casamigos Tequila by George Clooney and Rande Gerber, El Jimador, and Gilt City all have created festive, tantalizing margarita recipes, all unique and leave you craving more. Here are some of my favorites! Which one do you want to try?!

English Garden Margarita

Created by Sophie Brett of London, England

English Garden Margarita Patrón Tequila


1.5 oz / 50 ml Patrón Silver
.5 oz / 15 ml Patrón Citrónge Orange

.75 oz / 20 ml Fresh lemon juice

.5 oz / 15 ml Apricot liqueur
.5 oz / 15 ml Earl Grey tea syrup*
+ 3 Drops orange flower water
+ 2 Sugar snap peas, one for garnish
+ 2 Sprigs mint, one for garnish
+ Pumpkin oil and smoked salt rim

*Earl Grey tea syrup:

Combine simple syrup with hot water and 5 tea bags.


1. In the bottom of a cocktail shaker, muddle 1 sugar snap pea and 1 mint sprig with Earl Grey tea syrup.*

2. Add liquid ingredients to a cocktail shaker, along with 1 cracked sugar snap pea and 1 sprig of mint.

3. Fill cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously.

4. Use a fine strainer to strain into glass rimmed with pumpkin oil and smoked salt.

4. Garnish with mint sprig and sugar snap pea.


GILT City of Angels Margarita

GILT City of Angels Margarita

Gilt City has teamed up with LA's Greenbar Distillery to create an exclusive margarita recipe.

Known for its organic, hand-crafted spirits, Greenbar Distillery and Gilt City developed the Gilt City of Angels margarita, a floral and fruity concoction made with organic ingredients developed by the distillery.

You can also enjoy the cocktail during a one-day National Margarita Day Class on 2/22, where they will dive deep into everything margarita, from common tequila terms to tidbits every marg-lover should know. After a demo, they’ll shake up two of their own cocktails and receive a cocktail kit to take home! 

This National Margarita Day Class is available exclusively on for only 

$40 (an $80 value), here:

Gilt City is also offering additional cocktail classes and private tours at the distillery.


1.25-oz. IXA silver tequila

0.5-oz. FRUITLAB orange liqueur

0.25-oz. FRUITLAB hibiscus liqueur

1-oz. simple syrup

1-oz. fresh-squeezed lime juice

4 dashes of BAR KEEP lavender bitters



1. Rim a glass with lavender-infused salt; add ice.

2. Combine ingredients with ice in shaker and shake.

3. Strain over ice and enjoy.


Spicy Cucumber Margarita

Spicy Cucumber Margarita Casamigos Tequila


1.5 oz. Casamigos Blanco Tequila

1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice  

.25 oz. Fresh Orange Juice

.5 oz. Agave Nectar

.5 oz. Orange Liqueur



Combine all ingredients to iced mixing glass. Shake vigorously for 10 count. Pour all contents into a rocks glass with or without salted rim. Garnish with a lime.  


Black Raspberry Margarita

Black Raspberry Margarita


1 ½ oz el Jimador Tequila

½ oz Triple Sec

3 oz Sour Mix

½ oz Chambord Liquor


In a shaker filled with ice, add ingredients and shake to mix. Pour into margarita glass rimmed with salt (optional). Garnish with a lime or blackberry.


Tiki Rita

Created by Mindy Kucan of Portland, Oregon

TikiRita with Patrón Tequila


2 oz Patrón Reposado
.5 oz Patrón Citrónge Orange
.5 oz Fresh lime juice
.5 oz Fresh grapefruit juice
.25 oz Vanilla syrup
+ Splash Allspice dram

+ Grated nutmeg for garnish
+ Lime wheel and cloves for garnish
+ Hawaiian sea salt rim



1. Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill. 
2. Strain onto fresh ice in a Tiki glass that has been rimmed with Hawaiian sea salt. 
3. Garnish with fresh grated nutmeg and a lime wheel pierced with three cloves and grated nutmeg.