4 Easy Twists on the Classic Margarita Cocktail you can try at home!

margarita recipes

The Margarita is a tipple that needs no introduction. Traditionally served as a simple mix of punchy tequila, tangy lime juice and orange liqueur (usually Triple sec), this classic cocktail consistently ranks as one of the most popular cocktails in the world.

Our Niche take on the Margarita is all about zest! We've kept things simple by blending juicy Brazilian Limes with tequila and a pinch of salt. A beautiful drink to enjoy on its own, but also works as a wonderful blank canvas to try your hand at mixology and add your own flavour profile - just without having to buy a cupboard full of ingredients. We've put together some of our favourite twists on the Margarita, so you can well and truly find your Niche.

#1 - The Strawberry Margarita

strawberry margarita

A true summer favourite, the Strawberry Margarita is the natural choice for jazzing up this tequila tipple. Fruity, refreshing and fun - with just 2 ingredients you can whip this up in seconds!

You will need

Method:

  1. Grab a tumbler glass, and rub a cut strawberry around half the rim of the glass
  2. Add some coarse salt (or sugar if you have a sweet tooth!) to a plate and dip the rim of the glass into it, to cover half the rim of the glass in salt
  3. Muddle 4-5 fresh strawberries in the bottom of a cocktail shaker
  4. Grab a can of Brazilian Lime Margarita, gently invert it, open and pour into the shaker
  5. Add ice to the shaker so that it is 3/4 full
  6. Shake well until chilled (15-20 seconds), then pour the cocktail into a glass filled with ice
  7. Garnish with a strawberry

#2 - The Spicy One: Pineapple Jalapeño Margarita

pineapple jalapeno margarita

Ideal for those who love a bit of spice, this Pineapple Jalapeño Margarita is a quirky alternative to the tradtional recipe.

You will need

Method:
  1. Add coarse salt to a shallow dish. Rub the rim of a glass with a slice of lime, then dip the glass into the dish to coat the rim of the glass with the salt
  2. Add a round slice of Jalapeño pepper and a pineapple chunk to the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Muddle slightly.
  3. Add 4 tablespoons of juice from the pineapple into the shaker
  4. Grab a can of Brazilian Lime Margarita, gently invert it, open and pour into the shaker
  5. Add ice to the shaker so that it is 3/4 full
  6. Shake well until chilled (15-20 seconds), then pour the cocktail into a glass filled with ice
  7. Garnish with a wedge of pineapple (skin still on) and a Jalapeño round

#3 - The Tropical One: Mango Margarita

Mango Margarita

The chilli and salt combination creates the perfect contrast to the sweet mango.

You will need

Method:
  1. Mix the chilli powder and coarse salt together and add to a shallow dish. Rub the rim of a glass with a slice of lime, then dip the glass into the dish to coat the rim of the glass with the chilli salt mix
  2. Add the fresh mango chunks to a blender along with the Brazilian Lime Margarita
  3. Blend until creamy and smooth
  4. Add a few cubes of ice to the glass
  5. Pour the mango margarita mix into the prepared glass
  6. Garnish with a slice of lime

#4 - The Refreshing One: Watermelon Margarita

watermelon margarita

We couldn't not include a frozen margarita, and this one is delicious!

You will need

  • 1 x Brazilian Lime Margarita Can
  • 150g frozen watermelon (some supermarkets sell this in the freezer section, if you can't find it, just put fresh watermelon chunks in the freezer overnight!)
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar/li>
  • 1 tablespoon of Coarse salt
  • 2 limes
  • Sprig of mint
Method:
  1. Mix the sugar, zest of 1 lime and coarse salt together and add to a shallow dish. Rub the rim of a margarita glass with a slice of lime, then dip the glass into the dish to coat the rim of the glass with the mix
  2. Add the frozen watermelon chunks to a blender along with the Brazilian Lime Margarita
  3. Blend until creamy and smooth
  4. Pour the watermelon margarita mix into the prepared glass
  5. Garnish with a slice of lime and a sprig of mint