Here are three delicious twists on the classic margarita

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Toast to sunny days with these three deliciously cool margaritas that take a refreshing twist on the classic recipe! From spicy to sweet, they all pack a flavorful punch and are perfect for enjoying warm weather. If the beloved cocktail is your go-to when feeling festive, try one of these three unique and tasty margarita recipes.

Roasted Tomato Margarita


  • 2 lbs cherry tomatoes

  • Olive oil (drizzle)

  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)

  • 2 tsp coarse sea salt

  • 2 tsp black pepper

  • 1 tsp chili powder (optional)

  • ½ cup water

  • 2 lime wedges

  • 3 oz tequila

  • 1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice

  • 2 cups ice

  • Lime slices for garnish



  1. Toss the cherry tomatoes with a drizzle of olive oil, minced garlic, chili powder, sea salt, and pepper in a large bowl.

  2. Transfer the tomatoes to a baking sheet, then roast them in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes.

  3. Add the tomatoes to a blender, followed by the water, and blend on high until puréed, then pour into a pitcher.

  4. Mix the chili powder and coarse sea salt on a plate.

  5. Add the tomato purée, tequila, lime juice, and ice to a cocktail shaker, then shake well for a few seconds.

  6. Wipe a lime wedge on the rim of the glass, then roll the edge in the sea salt/chili powder mix. Add ice to the glass, followed by the margarita, and garnish with a lime wedge.

Spicy Cucumber Jalapeño Martini


  • ¼ cup water

  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice (3 limes)

  • ½ cup sugar

  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro whole (not chopped)

  • 1 jalapeño pepper sliced in half lengthwise

  • 2 large cucumbers (sliced)

  • 1 cup Exotico Reposado tequila

  • ½ cup triple sec

  • Salt and cucumber slices for garnish



  1. Add the water, lime juice, sugar, fresh cilantro, and a halved jalapeño pepper to a small saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Stir to make sure the sugar completely dissolves. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and cook for 2 minutes. Discard the jalapeño and cilantro, then transfer the mixture to a small bowl and chill in the refrigerator.

  2. Add sliced cucumbers to a blender and blend on high until puréed.

  3. Strain the cucumber purée through a fine-mesh metal sifter, pressing down to squeeze out all the liquid.

  4. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice, then add tequila, the chilled simple syrup, triple sec, and the cucumber purée juice.

  5. Shake well for a few seconds, then pour over ice into a glass rimmed with salt and garnish with a cucumber slice.

Passion Fruit Margarita


  • 1.5 oz passion fruit pulp

  • 3.5 oz tequila

  • 1 oz Cointreau Orange Liqueur

  • 1 oz lime juice

  • 1.5 oz honey

  • Ice

  • Coarse sea salt

  • Lime wedges, mint, or basil, for garnish



  1. Slice lime wedges to use for garnish, then set aside.

  2. Add ice, tequila, Cointreau, passion fruit pulp, lime juice, and honey to a cocktail shaker, then stir well until thoroughly combined.

  3. Rub a lime wedge over the rim of a glass, then roll the edge in a small bowl of coarse sea salt.

  4. Pour the margarita over ice into the salt-rimmed glass and garnish with mint leaves, lime wedges, or basil.

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