If you’ve been limiting your Margarita consumption to the summer months, you’ve been doing it wrong. Though the tart, zesty flavors of America’s favorite cocktail are conducive to cooling off on sweltering summer days and pair perfectly with vacation nights, the cocktail is more versatile than you may think.
With riffs full of seasonal spices and decadent garnishes, these Margarita recipes prove that the Marg deserves a spot in your winter repertoire. So if you feel yourself tiring of Toddies, give these winter Margaritas a try.
The Spicy Blood Orange Margarita Recipe
Citrus and spice (and everything nice) hit the palate with every sip of this flavor-packed concoction. Combine reposado tequila or mezcal, blood orange juice, lime juice, and jalapeño syrup in a shaker, then strain into a rocks glass. Top with a slice of blood orange and an edible flower for a bright yet wintry feel.
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The Coconut Margarita Recipe
This cocktail demonstrates how easy it can be to transition your favorite summer flavors into winter drinks. The Coconut Margarita combines tequila, lime juice, grapefruit juice, creamy coconut milk, and coconut syrup. When topped with a torched cinnamon stick, the drink gets a smoky spice. The result is richly satisfying and ideal for fireside sipping.
The Winter Margarita Recipe
This cocktail’s name says it all. A Margarita riff designed for brisk temperatures, the Winter Margarita combines tequila with lime, cranberry juice, and spiced pear syrup. When drunk along with the cocktail’s salt- and-chili-rimmed glass, this sipper is sweetly fragrant and perfect for any occasion.
The Tommy’s Margarita Recipe
A simple twist on the classic Marg, the Tommy’s Margarita is a fan favorite — ranking this year as the 38th most popular cocktail in the world. To make one, take your classic Margarita recipe and simply swap out triple sec for agave nectar. This cocktail, served with hearty enchiladas, is a recipe for the perfect cozy night in.
Spicy Turmeric Margarita Recipe
Put down the green juice and pick up this tumeric-infused tequila cocktail. Made with nutritious turmeric and chili powder, it has all the cold-fighting powers of your Hot Toddy. Combine these ingredients with tequila, lime juice, and Citrónage lime, then garnish with a lime wheel and enjoy all winter long.
The Smoky Orange And Thyme Margarita Recipe
If you love the oaky, smoky flavors of Scotch, this Margarita is made for you. Combining mezcal with orange juice and thyme simple syrup gives this cocktail a peaty essence that warms you from the inside out. Garnish with a sprig of thyme and a twist of orange for some seasonal flair.
The Morning Margarita Recipe
Margaritas for breakfast? Absolutely. The Morning Margarita combines tequila, lemon-ginger simple syrup, orange juice, and a pinch of cayenne pepper. The result is a libation that can be drunk at any hour, any time of year.
The Spicy Mandarin Margarita Recipe
A combination of chopped serrano peppers, tajin, reposado tequila, mandarin juice, lime juice, and brown sugar syrup gives this riff on the classic Marg a spicy kick. The heat of this cocktail is warming, while the addition of fancy OJ cools off the palate.