Watermelon Margarita: Fresh Fruit Margarita with Blanco Tequila, lime juice, agave syrup and fresh watermelon. – photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Fresh Fruit Margaritas

Regardless of the fact that tequila carries the bad boy rep of spirits, fresh fruit Margaritas happen to be one of the most popular drinks in the United States. Topping the list of favorite fresh fruit Margarita drinks are those flavored with fresh fruits such as strawberry and mango. But there are other fresh fruit flavors that draw a crowd. Join thirsty imbibers across the nation during National Margarita Day, February 22, by shaking, blending and muddling a fresh fruit Margarita of your own.

Blood Orange Margarita: Fresh Fruit Margarita with Blood Orange Liqueur, Tequila, Agave Nectar, Orange Juice, Key Lime Juice. – photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist
Blood Orange Margarita: Fresh Fruit Margarita with Blood Orange Liqueur, Tequila, Agave Nectar, Orange Juice, Key Lime Juice. – photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Blood Orange Margarita – Rose Bar, Plaza Hotel NYC

3/4 ounce Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur

1-1/2 ounce Premium Tequila

1/4 ounce Agave Nectar

1/2 ounce Fresh Orange Juice

Squeeze Fresh Key Lime

Salted Rim & Blood Orange Segment Garnish

Salt rim of rocks glass or chilled cocktail glass. Set aside. Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain over fresh ice in prepared rocks glass or strain into chilled cocktail glass depending upon preference. Garnish with segment of blood orange.

Apricot Margarita with Reposado Tequila, fresh apricots, sugar, lime juice and apricot nectar, blended with ice. – photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist
Apricot Margarita with Reposado Tequila, fresh apricots, sugar, lime juice and apricot nectar, blended with ice. – photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Apricot Margarita

4 ounces Reposado Tequila

1-1/2 cups Fresh Apricots

1/4 cup Sugar

4 ounces Fresh Lime Juice

4 ounces Apricot Nectar

Cut apricots in half and remove pit. Combine all ingredients in blender. Begin blending. Slowly add ice to desired consistency. Pour into chilled margarita glasses or cocktail glasses.

Watermelon Margarita: Fresh Fruit Margarita with Blanco Tequila, lime juice, agave syrup and fresh watermelon. – photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist
Watermelon Margarita: Fresh Fruit Margarita with Blanco Tequila, lime juice, agave syrup and fresh watermelon. – photo by Mixologist Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

Watermelon Margarita

1-1/2 ounce Blanco Tequila

1/2 ounce Fresh Lime Juice

1/2 ounce Agave Syrup

5 chunks Watermelon

Watermelon Slice Garnish

Muddle watermelon chunks and agave syrup in cocktail shaker. Add remaining liquids with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with watermelon slice.

Find more traditional and fresh fruit Margarita variations and Tequila recipes in post by following the links.

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