Best Margarita Variations: Our Top 10

Best Margarita Variations: Our Top 10

The margarita has become one of the most popular cocktails in the world, and because of this, an infinite number of different versions have been created with a wide variety of different margarita flavors.

Originally it was made with tequila, triple sec, lime juice and orange liqueur, but since the traditional recipe was created, we find from frozen versions to fruity Margaritas.

They are often served at parties and gatherings because they are easy to prepare in large quantities (and everyone loves them!). And that’s why Altos is going to teach you how to make 10 of the best margarita flavors. So you can be the best host possible.

Some of the best margarita flavors

The Best Flavored Margarita Recipe

Margarita Recipe

When it comes to margaritas, there’s no better place to start than with Altos Plata. Here’s our variation for it, so you can make it at home.
In this case, we add a touch more sweetness and use lime juice instead of lemon juice. Visit the recipe and learn how to prepare it in just minutes.


  • 2 ounces Tequila
  • 1 ounce Fresh lime juice
  • 1 ounce Orange liqueur
  • Coarse salt
  • Agave or sweetener of choice
  • Lime wedges

How to Make

Cut fresh lime wedges and squeeze them directly into a glass. Crush the fruit in the glass with the tequila and agave syrup. Top with ice and stir. Garnish with chopped lemon and lime.

If you want to know how many calories the margarita has, we tell you all about it in our blog article.

Classic Margarita

The original margarita is made with tequila, Cointreau, and lime juice. This is the simplest and most widely available recipe for a margarita, but it’s also one of the best. If you want to make a margarita at home, this is the recipe you should start with.


  • 60 ml / 2 Parts White Tequila
  • 30 ml / 1 Part Triple Sec
  • 30 ml / 1 Part Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Salt for garnish

How to Make

1. Add all the ingredients in a shaker with ice. 2. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds. 3. Strain into any type of salt-frosted glass.

Frozen Margarita

A total twist on this cocktail is to prepare its frozen version. The recipe is similar to the one we prepare in its normal version, with the usual ingredients, but liquefied with a good handful of ice.


  • 1 part Tequila
  • 1 part fresh Lime juice
  • ½ parts Triple sec
  • 2 tablespoons of Agave syrup (or any sweetener of choice)
  • 6 cups of Ice

How to Make

Follow these simple steps and you will have a refreshing drink to fight the hottest moments: Pour all five ingredients above in a large blender. Blend until smooth and serve into 4 cocktail, margarita or rocks glasses. Garnish and enjoy!

Tommy’s Margaritas Mix

The Tommy’s Margarita is one of the most famous margarita flavor variations. While most margaritas use triple sec in place of agave syrup, Tommy’s Margarita uses the latter to create a truly special flavor that is unlike any other. This makes Tommy’s Margarita one of the most popular margarita flavor.


  • 50ml Tequila Blanco, 100% agave
  • 25ml Lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 15ml Agave syrup (you can always adjust to your taste)
  • Salt rim (optional)
  • Lime wheel to garnish

How to Make

Shake everything up, serve and indulge. Chill your glass in the freezer or fill it with ice Add tequila, agave syrup and lime juice to your cocktail shaker Fill with ice and shake for 10-15 seconds or until the outside of your shaker feels cold Run a lime wedge on the rim of your chilled glass, then dip it in the salt to coat Wipe any excess with a napkin (we don’t want any salt in our cocktail) Strain your cocktail into the prepared glass and fill it with ice Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy.

Cadillac Margarita Recipe

For this cocktail we will use Tequila Reposado and not Tequila Blanco. In addition, if we add the orange liqueur and Grand Marnier we get a unique flavor profile and a powerful yellow color that enters through the eye, and through the taste buds once you taste it.


  • 1 1/2 oz. Reposado Tequila
  • 1 oz. orange liqueur
  • 1 oz. Grand Marnier
  • 3/4 oz. lime juice
  • A slice of lime
  • Ice cubes
  • Salt

How to Make

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the rested tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice and Grand Marnier. Stir until all ingredients are combined. Add the traditional touch of salt to the rim of the glass by moistening it with the lime juice. Strain the mixture into the chilled glass. Garnish with a slice of lime and serve immediately.

top margarita flavors

Ginger Margarita

A spicy and strong drink, not suitable for all tastes, but that certainly will not leave you indifferent. It does not reach the spicy level of the next cocktail, but it certainly offers one of the most distinctive margarita flavors. On this occasion, we recommend you try it before preparing margaritas for a party, because as we said, either you love it or you won’t want to know anything else about it.


  • 50ml Altos Plata
  • 25ml Lemon juice (fresh is always best)
  • 15ml Ginger syrup
  • 10ml Agave syrup

How to Make

Pour the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for about 30 seconds and strain. Serve with crushed ice in a julep cup or clay jarrito. Garnish with a lemon wedge and enjoy.

Spicy Margarita

The most Mexican version of a more than Mexican cocktail, this is one of our top margarita flavor. To get the spiciness in this drink we use no more and no less than 2 slices of jalapeños. If you are brave, you can add more, but we advise you not to overdo it.


  • 2 ounces Tequila
  • 1/2 ounce Orange liqueur
  • 2 Jalapeno coins with the seeds removed
  • 1 Lime wedges
  • 1/2 ounce Agave syrup
  • 1/2 ounce Lime juice

How to Make

Start by rubbing the rim of a glass with a lime wedge and dip the rim in salt to coat. Add the jalapeno coins to a shaker and muddle gently. Combine with your tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice and agave nectar, plus ice and shake until chilled. Strain the mixture in the already prepared glass over fresh ice and garnish with a jalapeno coin.

Champagne Margarita

Once again we use tequila reposado to prepare one of the most luxurious Margaritas. The mixture of tequila and champagne may not seem intuitive at first, but we assure you that you will hardly miss the mark with your guests. Besides, the agave syrup and orange liqueur give it an ideal sweetness and citric flavor.


  • 15ml Reposado Tequila
  • 15ml Orange liqueur
  • 25ml Fresh lime juice
  • 25ml Agave syrup
  • 100ml Champagne or sparkling wine of your choice
  • Optional: Salt for rimming the glasses

How to Make

Pour the tequila, orange liqueur, agave syrup and lime juice into a cocktail shaker with some ice. Shake thoroughly for about 30 seconds to mix and chill. Strain into Margarita glass or glass of choice. Top with your favorite champagne or sparkling wine. Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy!

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Christmas Margarita

Are you ready to celebrate Christmas?

If your answer is “yes”, then we suggest you not to miss the date with Margaritas with one of the most festive versions. With a mixture of coconut milk, orange liqueur, lime juice and, obviously, tequila, in this case blanco, you will obtain a Margarita cocktail that will make you wish to live in a perpetual Christmas.


  • 1 1/2 ounces Blanco tequila, 100% agave
  • 1/2 ounce orange liqueur
  • 1 ounce coconut milk
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce white cranberry juice
  • Garnish extras
  • Lime wedges
  • Cranberries
  • Rosemary sprig
  • Cinnamon sugar, for rimming

How to Make

Measure out the tequila and other ingredients. In a small bowl, combine ground cinnamon and white sugar. Get the glasses ready: Brush the rims of the glasses with a lime wedge, then dip them in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Shake: Pour the tequila, orange liqueur, coconut milk, lime juice, and white cranberry juice into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously. Serve: Strain into an ice-filled, pre-chilled cocktail glass. For a festive touch, garnish with a lime wedge, cranberries, and a rosemary sprig.

Chilli Margarita

If the spicy version of the Margarita did not leave you indifferent, we bring you another spicy version a little more elaborate. This time, what we will do is to infuse the tequila itself with chili peppers. You will have to prepare it with time, but the result is impressive.


  • 1 ½ oz chili-infused tequila
  • Juice from ½ lime and extra lime wedges for the garnish
  • 1 oz Triple Sec/Cointreau
  • ¾ oz agave nectar
  • Ice

How to Make

Allow at least 5 to 8 hours for the tequila to infuse (or more if you want it extra hot). In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for chilli salt and set aside. Use a lime wedge to rub the rim of a Margarita or cocktail glass, then rim with chilli salt. Combine chilli-infused tequila, lime juice, triple sec, and agave nectar in an ice-filled shaker. Shake vigorously for about 30 seconds. Fill rimmed glass halfway with ice and strain the Margarita. Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy!

Use Olmeca Tequila for Any Margarita Flavor

There are so many flavors of margarita that it would be difficult to choose just one. Whether you prefer the classic or you’re in the mood for something sweeter, there’s a margarita waiting for you out there. But whatever flavor you choose, you can’t go wrong if you use Olmeca Altos tequila.

As we’ve seen, we have opted for drinks that use both blanco and reposado tequila—as well as cocktails with aged tequila—but we will see those another time. For now, just enjoy the Mexican drink par excellence: the Margarita!