El Jimador Paloma
El Jimador offers up a recipe for its Lime Paloma. El Jimador

There might only be one great way to observe National Margarita Day on Thursday (by drinking some!), but there are many ways to make the celebrated cocktail. Whether you’re in the mood for something fruity or spicy or just want a classic citrus concoction, there’s a margarita recipe available to give you just that.

Try one, or all, of these recipes for National Margarita Day 2018.

Salted Plum Margarita

Salted Plum Margarita
Switch things up with this Patrón margarita. Patrón


  • 1.5 oz Patrón Silver
  • 0.5 oz Patrón Citrónge Orange
  • 0.75 oz Umeshu (Plum wine)
  • 0.5 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp plum preserves
  • 1 pinch salt
  • Lime wheel and mint leaf for garnish
  • Optional: Whole Ume (Pickled plum) for garnish

Created by Morita Masako from Osaka, Japan, this recipe is part of Patrón’s Margarita of the Year competition, which officially kicked off Thursday. After checking out this recipe by shaking up all the items together and pouring in an ice-filled glass, see all the other cocktail creations in the competition.

The Perfect Pear

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Don Julio has a pear margarita concoction. Don Julio


  • 1 1/2 oz Tequila Don Julio Blanco
  • 1 oz pear puree
  • 3/4 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • Thai Chili

Though it takes a few steps to make, this recipe by Melissa Guadalupe from Chicago, Illinois, is interesting enough to be more than worth it. Start off by muddling one Thai Chili with the simple syrup before combining it with all of the ingredients in a shaker. Double strain it into your preferred glass and enjoy.

Zesty Orange Margarita

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Try out Sipp’s Zest Orange Margarita. Sipp


  • 1.5 oz tequila
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 4 oz Sipp Zesty Orange
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Just want to get right to the good part and start sipping? No problem. Just add all of these items together in a glass, add a lime for garnish and you’re ready to get drinking.

Agave Avenger

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El Jimador has a few margarita ideas. El Jimador


Start off by shaking most of the margarita components - el Jimador tequila, lemonade and pomegranate juice - together. Once you’ve poured it all out into a ice-filled glass, top it off with the Korbel to give it that extra flair.

Lime Paloma


  • 2 oz. el Jimador Silver
  • 5 oz. lemon-lime soda
  • Splash of fresh lime juice
  • Pinch of salt

One of the simplest recipes here to put together, simply add all of the ingredients to a highball glass and you’re done. So easy, you won’t mind making a few more to drink to celebrate National Margarita Day.


Get your vodka on with this Tito's Handmade Vodka margarita. Tito's Handmade Vodka


  • 1.5 oz Tito’s Handmade Vodka
  • 0.5 oz Triple sec or orange liqueur
  • 1.5 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1.5 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 0.5 oz simple syrup
  • Lime wheel for garnish

Not a fan of tequila, but still want to celebrate all that this holiday has to offer? Tito’s Handmade Vodka has you covered with this recipe that’s all about the, you guessed it, vodka. Enjoy this lemon-lime concoction as is, or feel free to add slices of fresh jalapeños for a bit of a kick.