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
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
8. Agave Margarita
In Bon Appetit's version of the Skinny Margarita, agave syrup replaces the orange liqueur.
9. Cranberry Margarita
10. Smoky Watermelon-Jalapeño Margarita
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.
15. Beet Margarita
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.
17. Pumpkin Margarita
The pepita salt rim on this one is a nice touch. Find the recipe here.
18. Lavender Margarita
19. Carrot Margarita
For the juice cleanser who wants to live a little. Recipe from Sweet Life.
20. Sugar Plum Margarita
This Nutcracker-themed drink is definitely charming. Find the recipe here.
21. Roasted Grape Margarita
22. Caprese Margarita
Yes, one of the ingredients is balsamic vinaigrette. Recipe from Creative Culinary.
23. Sour Patch Kids Margarita
Electric. Find the recipe here.
24. Kale Margarita
That kale garnish really ties the drink together. Find the recipe here.
25. Peppermint Margarita
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.