Flavored Margaritas for Cinco de Mayo


These flavored margarita recipes will easily spice up your Cinco de Mayo celebration. Get ready to shake things up with these killer margarita recipes guaranteed to add a zesty twist to your fiesta!

A margarita glass with a lime wedge on the side and a sugar rim, another glass with a slice of lime and pink flower petals on top.
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Why You’ll Love These Cinco de Mayo Margarita Recipes 

These well-loved Cinco de Mayo margaritas are the perfect go-to drinks to serve if you’re hosting a Cinco de Mayo celebration.

The different margarita recipes offer a variety of choices where you can explore a wide range of flavors and ingredients, from classic fruit blends to unique black and blue margs, ensuring there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Feeling a bit creative? These flavored margarita recipes can be easily customized to suit individual taste preferences, whether by adjusting the sweetness, adding spice, or experimenting with different ingredients. It’s easy to tailor your margaritas to perfection! 

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Most importantly, these tequila cocktails are foolproof and super easy to make with just a few simple ingredients. 

Cinco de Mayo is all about celebrating Mexican culture and heritage (use our fun Cinco de Mayo printable decorations!), and what better way to do that than with a selection of festive homemade margarita recipes that capture the essence of the holiday? If you’re just as excited as we are, let’s jump right in!

And while these margaritas in a variety of flavors are perfect for Cinco de Mayo, they are great to make for any occasion.

Flavored Margarita Recipes

Flavored margaritas are perfect for Cinco de Mayo especially when you are hosting a crowd. Browse this list to find a recipe to make this year.

Classic Margaritas

You can’t share a list of margaritas without also sharing some classics. They are, in fact, what made me fall in love with this delicious tequila cocktail in the first place. The classic recipes are typically flavored with lime which is MY FAVORITE.

1. Classic 3-Ingredient Margarita

A classic margarita with three ingredients in a margarita glass.

This 3-Ingredient Margarita is the OG classic. It’s the basic recipe that we use as the base for all our flavored margaritas. It’s the one I drink most often, and it’s a drink that is always a crowd-pleaser.

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2. How to Make The Best Skinny Margaritas

A skinny margarita with orange and lime wedges served in a glass with salt rim.
Source: allaboutmargaritas.com

These Skinny Margaritas are perfect if you want to consume less sugar on Cinco de Mayo. You can still indulge in a classic cocktail which uses orange juice in place of Triple Sec.

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Fruity Margarita

If you love the fruit in your margaritas, you’ll love these recipes! From delicious pairings of complementary fruit flavors to a burst of citrus flavor, this section is for you.

3. Strawberry Lemonade Margaritas

A pale pink strawberry lemonade margarita inside a margarita glass with basil sugar rim and a cute decorative bunny marshmallow as garnish.
Source: allaboutmargaritas.com

These Strawberry Lemonade Margaritas are a favorite! This tasty lemonade cocktail is perfect for your summertime festivities. 

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4. Texas Margarita

A pale yellow Texas margarita served with ice in a glass with salt rim and some lime and orange slices on the side.
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This Texas Margarita is a favorite! A classic margarita with a splash of orange juice is also known as a Chispas margarita. It’s a simple twist that adds a lot of flavor.

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5. Golden Passion Fruit Margarita 

A vibrant yellow orange margarita served with ice in a glass with chili lime salt rim and a sprig of mint garnish.
Source: masalaandchai.com

This perfect Passion Fruit Margarita packs a hint of spice from sliced jalapenos. This delicious blend is a favorite due to its tangy flavor and a little bit of heat.

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6. Frozen Pineapple Margarita 

A yellow frozen pineapple margarita served with slices of pineapple and lime in a glass with sugar rim.
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This Pineapple Margarita has a big flavor! This summertime cocktail uses frozen pineapple as the base and you’re going to LOVE It!

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7. Pomegranate Margarita

A pomegranate margarita served with pomegranate seeds, ice cubes, and lime wedge in a glass with salt and sugar rim.
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This Pomegranate Margarita is full of vibrant, bold color and flavor thanks to the pomegranate juice. Pomegranate arils provide a beautiful garnish paired with a unique sugar and salt rim. 

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8. Strawberry Margarita 

A vibrant pink margarita served with lime wedge and sliced strawberry in a glass with basil sugar rim.
Source: missinthekitchen.com

This Strawberry Margarita is a classic, beloved fruit margarita. Sliced strawberries take this tasty tequila cocktail to another level! 

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9. Spicy Orange Margaritas

A yellow margarita with ice, lime wedge, orange slice, and jalapeño served in a glass with spicy chili salt rim.
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These Spicy Orange Margaritas are the perfect balance of salty, sweet, and spicy. This vibrant orange flavor pairs with fresh jalapeno in such an amazing way!

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10. Apple Cider Margarita

A bright orange margarita served in a margarita glass with lime wedge and a cinnamon and sugar rim.
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Don’t sleep on apple cider to give your margarita a flavor boost. Make this Apple Cider Margarita next time you’re looking for a flavored margarita recipe! Crisp apple cider, tequila and orange juice make this the perfect margarita to share with friends.

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11. Pina Colada Pineapple Coconut Margarita

A pina colada margarita served in glass with a toasted coconut rim and with pineapple and lime slices on a stick on top.
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This strikingly beautiful cocktail isn’t just pretty, it’s amazingly delicious too! This Pina Colada Margarita, with pineapple and coconut flavors is a definite must-add to any Cinco de Mayo party list! 

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12. Frozen Mango Margarita 

A yellow frozen mango margarita served in a glass with chili powder and sea salt rim as well as a lime wedge and mint sprigs.
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My most beloved margarita flavor, a Frozen Mango Margarita, is made perfect with frozen mango chunks. A chili salt rim provides a little kick of spice!  

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13. Grapefruit Margaritas

A grapefruit margarita served with grapefruit, limes, pomegranate arils, and mint leaves in a glass with sugar rim.
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These Grapefruit Margaritas are shaken to perfection with a splash of pomegranate juice and garnished with pomegranate arils. It’s bright and refreshing and perfect for Cinco de Mayo.

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14. Fresh Watermelon Margaritas 

A bright red watermelon margarita served with ice cubes, lime wedge, and a metal straw.
Source: passmeaspoon.com

Just like the name implies, this Watermelon Margarita cocktail is made with fresh watermelon. This refreshingly delicious tequila cocktail is perfect for taco night or any Cinco de Mayo party.

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Special Margaritas for Cinco de Mayo

These flavored margarita recipes feature specialty ingredients that make these ideas out of the ordinary.

15. Wine Margarita 

A wine margarita served in a margartita glass with a dried lime slice on top and a yellow floral table cloth on the side.
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This Wine Margarita pairs fresh grapefruit juice with Sauvignon Blanc to make an interesting Cinco de Mayo margarita. You are going to love this refreshing wine and tequila cocktail. 

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16. Basil Margarita Recipe

A pale white margarita served over ice in a glass with spice rim and fresh basil with a lime on the side placed on a wooden plate.
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This refreshing Basil Margarita puts a delicious herbal spin on the classic. Five simple ingredients are all it takes to mix up this tasty basil cocktail. If you love the scent and flavor of basil like I do, this is a flavored margarita you need to try!

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17. Aperol Margarita

A bright orange Aperol margarita served over ice in a glass with spiced sugar rim.
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Skip the spritz and try an Aperol Margarita instead. The vibrant color and delicious bitter orange flavor makes this fun to serve for any party.

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18. Beer Margaritas

A pale yellow slushy margarita served with lime wedges in a glass with a salt rim.
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This Beer Margarita is light, refreshing and perfect for parties. It’s a little bit out of the box and is always fun to share with others.

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19. Blue Margarita

A bright blue margarita served over ice, mint leaves, and lime wedge in a glass with a salt rim.
Source: dinneratthezoo.com

This Blue Margarita is just perfect! Blue curacao (which is an orange liqueur) is the star of this strikingly blue, delicious tequila cocktail. And a blue cocktail is always fun to serve at a party, especially for Cinco de Mayo.

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  • To make the best fruity Cinco de Mayo drinks, you can use either fresh or frozen fruits as an ingredient. You can use bottled juices if you can’t find them in your store. This works well, especially if you’re making pineapple or orange margaritas for a margarita party.
  • If you like a spicier margarita, you can either add a few slices of jalapeño and muddle them in the drink or sprinkle some chili powder on the sugar rim of your margarita glass.  
  • To make frosty, frozen margaritas, put all the ingredients plus ice cubes in a blender until they’re slushy, then serve. They’re super refreshing and enjoyable, especially on hot days!
  • Get creative with your margarita glasses for extra visual appeal. Apart from the classic look, we also love stemless margarita glasses.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do people drink on Cinco de Mayo?

Many consider May 5 a late-spring drinking holiday. It’s a way for folks to celebrate Mexican-American culture by throwing a Mexican fiesta while enjoying Mexican food and drinks, especially margaritas.

What is the best liquor to use in margaritas?

Tequila is undoubtedly the best liquor for making margaritas. We love using blanco tequila in our margarita recipes!

However, if you don’t like the taste of tequila, you can put a different twist on your cocktails by swapping vodka or any other type of spirits you have instead.

How do I adjust the sweetness of my drinks?

If you’re watching your sugar intake but still love to sip cocktails, adjusting the amount of sweeteners you use to make your margarita is a good tip. 

You can lessen the amount of agave syrup or simple syrup you put in, or better yet, take out the orange liqueur or triple sec if you’re concerned about sugar intake. But do note that it can change the taste of the margarita.

A margarita glass with a lime wedge on the side and a sugar rim, another glass with a slice of lime and pink flower petals on top, and a third smaller glass with a lime and orange slice.

Go ahead and make the best-flavored margarita recipes for Cinco de Mayo. They are fun and refreshing. Try one of these delicious Cinco de Mayo margaritas with your friends.

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