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Straight Outta Cabo: Best Margarita Recipes

Different margaritas and mixed drinks by the edge of a pool in Cabo San Lucas
by: Cheryl Cummings | May 2, 2017
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Despite what you may think, the best margarita recipes don’t come from Pinterest – they come from Mexico.

With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, you may need some expert advice on how to craft mouth-watering margaritas that’ll bring out your inner fiesta. Luckily, we have an entire team of margarita experts that are straight outta Cabo. We asked our Sirena del Mar by Welk Resorts team to divulge some of their juicy margarita secrets for us to use this holiday and they did not disappoint!

But before we dive into the best margarita recipes ever, our team has an easy tip that can take your concoctions from good to “OMG, pour me another!”

Tip: Try using infused liquor with fresh, organic ingredients.

Some examples include:

  • Vodka infused with rosemary
  • Gin infused with ginger
  • Tequila infused with pineapple
  • Mezcal infused with cinnamon

The possibilities are endless when it comes to infusion and can quickly elevate your party to fiesta level with unique signature drinks. Definitely give it a try if you have time. Or, you can attend our Mexican Mixology Class at Sirena del Mar to sample our home-made infusions, in addition to learning even more tips and tricks from our experts.

Now, without further ado, if you’re looking for the best margaritas that are refreshing, authentic, and bursting with flavor, give one or all of these a try…


CABO GREEN MARGARITA

Cabo green margarita with limesServings: 1
Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces of Mezcal or Mezcal infused with cinnamon
  • 6 mint leaves
  • 2 table spoons of brown sugar
  • 1 slice of lime
  • 1 ounce of lime juice (about one lime)
  • Ice

Instructions:
In a shaker glass, add 2 tablespoons of brown sugar with 6 mint leaves and a slice of lime. Muddle everything until it looks like a puree.

Then, add 2 ounces of Mezcal infused with cinnamon, 2 ounces of lime juice, and top with ice. Shake for about 10 seconds then serve in a highball glass and garnish with mint leaves.


CUCUMBER & PINEAPPLE MARGARITA

Cucumber and pineapple margarita next to poolServings: 1
Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces of Tequila Blanco (silver)
  • 1 ounce of Triple Sec
  • 1 tablespoon of pineapple (diced)
  • 1 tablespoon of cucumber (diced)
  • 4 leaves of cilantro
  • 1 ounce of lime juice (about one lime)
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • Splash of agave syrup
  • Tajin powder (optional for rim)
  • Ice

Instructions:
In a shaker glass, add the pineapple, cucumber, cilantro and brown sugar. Muddle everything until it looks like a puree. Top with ice and add 2 ounces of tequila, 1 ounce of Triple Sec, one ounce of lime juice and a splash of agave syrup. Shake for about 10 seconds then serve in a margarita glass rimmed with Tajin powder and garnished with a slice of lime.


THE CADILLAC

When it comes to high-quality margaritas, you need to trust our mixology experts. As the adult beverage gurus in Mexico, they told us this is called the “Cadillac” of margaritas because there is no skimping on any of the ingredients.

Emmanuel (“Manny”), our Welk Resorts Cabo Activities Manager, went on to explain:

“If you are to pull off the proper Cadillac Margarita, you will need to go to the top shelf for your tequila and make sure it’s a well-aged reposado.”

Reposado means the tequila has been aged in oak for a period of two to twelve months. The spirit will take on a golden hue and the taste becomes a good mixture of Agave and wood flavors.

“You will also need to skip the white orange liqueurs. Instead, this one deserves the cognac-based Grand Marnier. The next tip is to go with fresh-squeezed lime juice.”

Cadillac margarita poolsideServings: 1
Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces of Reposado Tequila (1800 reposado)
  • 1 ounce of Grand Marnier
  • 1 ounce of fresh-squeezed lime juice (about one lime)
  • Margarita salt (optional for rim)
  • Ice

Instructions:
In a shaker glass topped with ice, pour 2 ounces of Tequila Reposado and add the fresh-squeezed lime juice. Shake for about 10 seconds then serve in a margarita glass rimmed with salt. Next, pour the Grand Marnier in at the very end and garnish with a lime slice.


RED FRUIT MARGARITA

Red margarita with grapefruit slice

Servings: 1
Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces of white tequila
  • 1 ounce of Triple Sec
  • 1 ounces of lime juice
  • 2 strawberries
  • 2 blueberries
  • 2 raspberries
  • 1 spoon of brown sugar
  • Splash of agave syrup

Instructions:
In a shaker glass, add the strawberries, blueberries and raspberries with the brown sugar. Muddle everything until you create a syrup. Next, top the shaker glass with ice and add the tequila blanco, Triple Sec, and lime juice. Cover and shake for about 12 seconds. Strain and serve into a margarita glass on new ice, rimmed with salt (optional) and garnished with a strawberry or grapefruit slice.


If you’re interested in learning how to make these delicious drinks at one of our Mexican Mixology Classes, consider booking a stay at our beautiful Cabo San Lucas property, Sirena del Mar by Welk Resorts.

While you’re there, you can also partake in the entertaining game of “Margarita Putting” for a chance to win a free margarita. Just imagine…a golf mat on the pool deck where, instead of golf balls, you have to putt with limes! It’s some good zesty fun in the sun.

Happy Cinco de Mayo and ¡Salud!

best margarita recipes from Cabo

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