Margarita Recipe | Drinks, pizza and more for Cinco de Mayo

Margarita glass

Which margarita recipe are you going to use to fill that glass? Image from Wikimedia commons.

There are plenty of ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo – and getting the perfect margarita recipe can be just the first step. The right cocktail margarita recipe is cool, refreshing and very tasty. But what if that margarita recipe isn’t quite your style? Not to worry, the perfect margarita recipe doesn’t have to mean quick loans for expensive tequila or a recipe for a hangover. Whichever margarita recipe you decide to make, you can celebrate the freshness and flavors of Margaritaville easily.

Traditional Tequila margarita recipe

While there are at least eight different “origin stories” for the margarita recipe, the basics stay pretty much the same. According to the International Bartenders Association, the perfect margarita recipe uses a 7:4:3 ratio of just three ingredients: 50 percent tequila, 29 percent triple sec, and 21 percent fresh lime juice. Many margarita recipe mixes use limeade instead of lime juice, making the drink much sweeter. Usually, the margarita recipe also includes rimming a glass with salt or sugar to help cut the tequila. Sweet or not, a margarita can be served on the rocks over ice, blended with ice, or straight up without ice.

Virgin margarita recipe

If you want a margarita recipe you can enjoy all day in the office, look no further. The basic flavors of a margarita recipe – lime, sugar, salt and a bit of kick – are possible without the tequila. A virgin margarita recipe usually includes: 1/4 cup orange juice, 1/2 cup limeade or the juice of one lime, and a few sprinkles of salt. Serve over ice, and toast to margarita recipes all day!

Pizza Margarita recipe

Though it was originally spelled Pizza Margherita, a Pizza Margarita recipe is now a standard in many high-end pizza parlors. The strong flavors and smooth mozzarella make this margarita a perfect match for your cocktails. Grilled or baked in the oven, a pizza margarita recipe is usually basic and simple. On a thin pizza crust, layer olive oil, minced garlic, mozzarella cheese, fresh basil leaves and lots of fresh sliced tomatoes. Bake or grill until bubbly, hot and tasty.

A May 5 Margaritaville celebration doesn’t have to mean just booze. Combine margarita recipes of every type, and you’re sure to have a party that will please everyone.

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