Cinco de Mayo | 5 Crazy, Sexy, & Cool Margarita Recipes

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Cinco de Mayo is right around la esquina and you still don’t have enough margaritas to serve to the many friends you’re expecting to come over and naw on that pork shoulder. The margarita recipes you do plan to make are uninspired and boring. Well, that’s a problem; por suerte, we’ve got a solution. Shake things up with these new margarita recipes. Below you will find 5 sweet, cool, sexy and refreshing margarita recipes that won’t conjure up memories of Chiquita Banana.

Margarita jello shots are the most American/Mexican thing we’ve ever heard of and we love it. Plus, they’re super easy to prepare a day before your Cinco de Mayo party or event and the little concoctions totally disguise that liquor burn, so we don’t even know we’re getting schwaasted until we’re already up and doing the Mexican hat dance w/ Mitt Romney.


1 box of lime jello mix

1 cup of boiling water

1 cup of margarita (margarita mix with tequila already added)

10 limes

Directions (1-2-3->wasted)

1.Half the limes. Make sure you cut them lengthwise.

2.Once you cut them in half, cut a circle between the lime and the peel to help loosen the insides. Now, use those fingers to remove all the juicy inside.

3.To prepare the jello, mix the powder with the boiling water first and then add in the margarita. Pour or spoon the mixture into the empty lime shells. You may have some jello leftover.

4. Then place in fridge on a cookie sheet, and let it refrigerate overnight.

5.When you are ready to bring them out, cut each of the lime peels in half to look like a slice. Use a good knife, gently cut across the jello and then firmly cut through the peel in one movement to help keep the jello intact. Serve!

Fashionable this summer? Liquor popsicles, duh. Not your hermanita’s popsicle! These sexy strawberry margarita popsicles are made with Mike’s Hard Lemonade Strawberry Margarita, rather than tequila straight up, so they are far from the real thing–but that’s the only way they’ll freeze into popsicles.


Dixie cups

popsicles sticks

Mike’s Hard Lemonade Strawberry Margarita


1. Pour and freeze the Strawberry Margarita for two hours

2. Insert the popsicle sticks in the middle.

3. Leave to Freeze for another two hours or until the Strawberry Margarita Popsicles solidify.

4. Garnish with a lime slice and listo!

Recipe from Bakersroyale

This is a legitimately Mexican margarita–there’s cilantro in it. It’s spicy. It’s delicious. And it will get you drunk this Cinco de Mayo like a punch in the face. Chido. What else do you need to know? Oh, FYI the serving below is for a single version of the spicy margarita.


3 slices of muddled red peppers

2 parts Herradura Tequila

3/4 parts Cointreau

1/2 parts lime juice

1/2 parts simple syrup

pinch of cilantro


1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker and then pour into a glass with ice.

2. Garnish with a slice of red pepper.

Recipe from Food Republic.

Aguacate, anyone? The testicle of fruits makes a delicious, heavy margarita that is truly one-of-a-kind and perfect to enjoy on Cinco de Mayo with, well, chips. Chips and dips and tequila in a single easy step. Crazy.


6 oz blanco tequila

2 oz triple sec

6 oz limeade concentrate (or substitute 6oz Margarita Texas Mix)

2 cups ice

1 chopped avocado

6 oz water


1. Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth and creamy!

Recipe from Margarita Texas.

Chocolate never gets old–even that one cliched notion about chocolate making women feel better when they’re stressed. It actually makes everyone feel better. So this Cinco de Mayo, reach for the chocolate margarita if you want–> sentir mejor. But, if not than we recommend the avocado (above) because it’s probably way healthier.


To rim the glasses:

Chocolate syrup

Finely chopped Mexican or bittersweet chocolate*


1/2 cup chocolate syrup

1 cup (8 ounces) tequila

1/2 cup (4 ounces) chocolate liqueur

/3 cup heavy cream

/3 cup orange liqueur

teaspoon almond extract

teaspoon ground cinnamon



1. Rim the glasses: Put the syrup and chopped chocolate into 2 small dishes. Moisten the rims of 4 margarita or martini glasses with the chocolate syrup. Dip them until coated. Set aside.

2. Combine all of the ingredients, except ice, in a pitcher.

3. Working in batches, transfer the mixture to a shaker full of ice.

4. Shake and pour into the prepared glasses. Serve cold.

Recipe from Food Network