A pitcher and two glasses of blue margarita on a grey woven placemat.
William Lingwood
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Blue Margarita

This blue margarita recipe, made with Curaçao, tequila, triple sec, and ice, is named for the Caribbean island and its brilliant waters.
Three glasses of ultimate margarita with lime wedges.
Peden + Munk
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Ultimate Margarita

This ultimate margarita is made with tequila, agave, and lime juice. Nothing else. It isn’t the classic margarita. It’s unspeakably better. So much so that we think it’s the best. So does everyone else who’s tasted it and gone back for seconds.
A tall glass of frozen margarita with a salt rim and lime wheel beside a bowl of chips and guacamole.
Noah Feckman
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Frozen Margarita

This frozen margarita, made with tequila, plenty of lime, ice, and orange liqueur, is the quintessential easy summer cocktail.
A glass filled with margarita granita, topped with a lime sprig and a spoon resting in the glass.
Nata Vkusidey
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Margarita Granita

This margarita granita, made with frozen tequila, orange and lime juice, and Cointreau, is for those evenings when you can’t decide between summer cocktail and dessert. Why decide?!
A cranberry margarita in a short glass with a skewer or sugared cranberries and orange zest across the top.
Jeanine Thurston
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Cranberry Margarita

This cranberry margarita makes a spiked cocktail for any occasion, whether Thanksgiving, Christmas, or a summer afternoon. The swizzle sticks aren’t essential yet add a little lovely bling.

About David Leite

David Leite has received three James Beard Awards for his writing as well as for Leite’s Culinaria. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Saveur, Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Yankee, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, and more.

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