13 margarita recipes you should print, laminate and keep forever

A Beautiful Mess

When the fifth of May rolls around, you know it's time to break out your blender: Margarita season has officially commenced. It's as good of an excuse as any to break out the tequila, salt and fruit of your choice to mix up a sour-sweet cocktail. Viva México, viva margaritas! Here's what to make: 

Key lime margaritas 

Key lime margaritaSource: Garnish with Lemon
Key lime margarita  Garnish with Lemon

Just like the pie, only drinkable. Consider adding a crushed graham cracker rim to your glass for extra pie-ness. Get the recipe here

Blood orange margarita

Blood orange margaritaSource: Garnish with Lemon
Blood orange margarita  Garnish with Lemon

The most beautiful citrus makes this margarita glow. Beware of temptation to drink the entire batch.  Get the recipe here

Pomegranate kombucha margarita

Pomegranate kombucha margaritaSource: Cooks with Cocktails
Pomegranate kombucha margarita  Cooks with Cocktails

This fermented kombucha cocktail is basically health food, right? Get the recipe here

Frozen avocado margarita

Frozen avocado margaritaSource: A Beautiful Mess
Frozen avocado margarita  A Beautiful Mess

Who needs guac when you have frozen cocktails with avocado in them? Okay, get extra avocados so you can have both. Corn chip rim anyone? Get the recipe here

Watermelon margarita

Watermelon margaritaSource: A Beautiful Mess
Watermelon margarita  A Beautiful Mess

Get a kickstart on summer drinking with this fruity, refreshing watermelon margarita. Garnish with extra fruit, of course, and don't forget you can use the empty watermelon rind as a punch bowl... Get the recipe here

Sparkling raspberry margarita

Sparkling raspberry margaritaSource: Cooks with Cocktails
Sparkling raspberry margarita  Cooks with Cocktails

One great way to make a margarita even better than it already was: Add Champagne. This bubbly margarita isn't messing around. Get the recipe here

Hibiscus and pineapple margarita

Hibiscus and pineapple margaritaSource: Cooks With Cocktails
Hibiscus and pineapple margarita  Cooks With Cocktails

If you're looking for something tropical and a little out of the ordinary, shake up this floral and fruity margarita. Get the recipe here

Mini margarita flight

Mini margarita flightSource: A Beautiful Mess
Mini margarita flight  A Beautiful Mess

Why make one batch of flavored margaritas when you can make multiple? Spicy grapefruit, blood orange and a traditional marg are all part of this adorable, cocktail party-friendly flight. So cute. Get the recipe here

Cranberry margarita

Cranberry margaritaSource: Damn Delicious
Cranberry margarita  Damn Delicious

Cranberries aren't just for Thanksgiving. Add a mellow note to your margarita with this cranberry juice based cocktail suitable for all year round. Get the recipe here

Citrus margarita spritzer

Citrus margarita spritzerSource: SkinnyTaste
Citrus margarita spritzer  SkinnyTaste

Lighten up the classic margarita with club soda and orange juice. Get the recipe here

Strawberry margarita ice pops

Strawberry margarita ice popsSource: food52
Strawberry margarita ice pops  food52

If a blended margarita isn't cold enough for you, try freezing these margarita pops on a stick. Get the recipe here

Beetroot margarita

Beetroot margaritaSource: food52
Beetroot margarita  food52

Beet aficionados, your drink has arrived. Who knew root vegetables and tequila paired to well together? You probably did. Get the recipe here

Hickory smoked Bloody Mary margarita

Hickory smoked Bloody Mary margaritaSource: food52
Hickory smoked Bloody Mary margarita  food52

Two fantastic cocktails in one — what more could you ask for? A second round, maybe. Get the recipe here