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29 Crazy Margaritas You Need To Try

Just because they’re weird doesn’t mean they don’t deserve your love.

This is Lady Margarita. Though she didn’t make her appearance in the world until the early 1970s, her reign has been STRONG ever since. In the earliest days, she was considered a twist on the sidecar, with tequila standing in for brandy, lime juice for lemon, and a salt rim instead of sugar. But she came into her own. These days the standard version includes orange liqueur:

2 ounces silver tequila
1 ounce Cointreau (better than triple sec, trust)
1 ounce lime juice
(Shake with ice. Strain. Serve in a glass — with or without ice — with a salted rim.)

Never one to be pigeonholed, she has branched out. Sometimes the results are good. Sometimes they are not. In the name of invention, they’re always worth a try.

1. Strawberry Sriracha Margarita

People will find a way to put Sriracha in everything. Find the recipe here.

2. Cucumber-Cilantro Margarita

Refreshing! Find the recipe here.

3. Cantaloupe Margarita

Would definitely drink this…in July. Find the recipe here.

4. Red Chile Margarita

Find the recipe here.

5. Roasted Blueberry Basil Margarita

Recipe from How Sweet It Is.

6. Hibiscus Margarita

The hibiscus tea looks great in this margarita. Find the recipe on Bon Appétit.

7. Blackberry Thyme Margarita

Find the recipe here.

In Bon Appetit’s version of the Skinny Margarita, agave syrup replaces the orange liqueur.

Find the recipe here.

10. Smoky Watermelon-Jalapeño Margarita

Find the recipe here.

11. Persimmon Margarita

Persimmons are pretty much always weird. Find the recipe here.

12. Chocolate Margarita

This dark and sexy margarita is begging for some affection. Find the recipe here.

13. Green Tea Margarita

Salt rim + green tea liqueur = a lot of questions. Get the recipe here.

14. Apple Cider Margarita

That apple and cinnamon garnish looks cozy. Find the recipe here.

Nice color, but a huge missed opportunity to call it a beetarita. Find the recipe on Simply Gluten-Free.

16. Orange Salted Caramel Margarita

Find the recipe on Daydreamer Desserts.

The pepita salt rim on this one is a nice touch. Find the recipe here.

18. Lavender Margarita

Find the recipe here.

19. Carrot Margarita

For the juice cleanser who wants to live a little. Recipe from Sweet Life.

This Nutcracker-themed drink is definitely charming. Find the recipe here.

21. Roasted Grape Margarita

Find the recipe here.

Yes, one of the ingredients is balsamic vinaigrette. Recipe from Creative Culinary.

23. Sour Patch Kids Margarita

Electric. Find the recipe here.

That kale garnish really ties the drink together. Find the recipe here.

25. Peppermint Margarita

Find the recipe here.

26. Pecan Pie Margarita

Bonus points if you make the little pie-crust letters. Find the recipe here.

27. Avocado Margarita

A little guac in your cocktail, anyone? Find the recipe here.

28. Candy Corn Margarita

Yeah, this drink has orange soda in it. Wanna make something of it? Find the recipe here.

29. Chocolate Peanut Butter Margarita

Yes, this exists. Find the recipe here.

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