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Ultimate Red Berry Margarita Recipe

Red is Margarita’s favorite color

Every day can be Margarita Day if you mix up this Red Berry Margarita!

Margarita Day might be over, but we’re still feeling in the spirit! This margarita recipe blends the flavors of strawberries, cranberries and raspberries into one Ultimate Red Berry Margarita.

We have never met a margarita that we don’t like, but this Ultimate Red Berry Margarita is one you’ll fall head over heels for! It’s becoming a contender for one of our best flavored Margaritas yet.

Now, we couldn’t call this an Ultimate Margarita recipe without a good blend of liquors. For this recipe, we decided to use Patrón Silver Tequila, Cointreau, and Chambord; to which we added a mixture of cranberry and lime juices and our homemade Red Berry Simple Syrup.

The Red Berry Simple Syrup is the star of the show in this margarita recipe. It’s a delicious combination of strawberries, cranberries, and raspberries that is super easy to make.

Once you mix it together with the Patrón, Cointreau, and Chambord, you’ll understand why we really love this Red Berry Margarita!

Frozen cocktails are not everyone’s shot of whiskey. Some people like their margaritas on the rocks. We did this margarita over crushed ice, to give it the illusion of a frozen cocktail without having to break out the old blender.

This is how you make an Ultimate Red Berry Margarita!

Red Berry Margarita

Yields: 2 Servings
Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 4 Ounces Patrón Silver Tequila
  • 1½ Ounce Cointreau
  • 1½ Ounce Raspberry Liqueur
  • 2 Ounces Cranberry Juice
  • 1 Ounce Fresh Lime Juice
  • 2 Ounces Red Berry Simple Syrup
  • Raspberries for Garnish
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Cocktail Glass
  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Muddler or Bar Spoon

 

Red Berry Simple Syrup

Yields: 2 Servings
Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1 Ounce Water
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup Raspberries
  • ⅓ cup Cranberries
  • ⅓ cup Sliced Strawberries
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Medium Saucepan
  • Strainer
  • Container

 

Preparation

Red Berry Simple Syrup: Add ingredients into a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and cook 4-5 minutes until berries have softened and sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool completely. Strain into container and set aside. Discard the waste into a bin.

Red Berry Margarita: Add Patrón, Cointreau, raspberry Liqueur, lime and cranberry juices, and red berry simple syrup to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until chilled. Strain into rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with raspberries. Enjoy!

Nutritional Content

1 serving approximately contains: Calories (kcal) 130 Fat (g) 0 Saturated Fat (g) 0 Cholesterol (mg) 0 Carbohydrates (g) 18 Dietary Fiber (g) 1 Total Sugars (g) 14 Protein (g) 0 Sodium (mg) 7

This margarita recipe blends the flavors of strawberries, cranberries, and raspberries into the Ultimate Red Berry Margarita.

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Nothing beats the perfect Margarita for National Margarita day! These 5 margarita recipes are some of our absolute favorites that you will enjoy too!

5 Best Margarita Recipes for Margarita Day

Grab the lime and the Salt!

Nothing beats a perfect Margarita on National Margarita day. These 5 margarita recipes are some of our absolute favorites that you will enjoy too!

Nothing beats the perfect Margarita for National Margarita day! These 5 margarita recipes are some of our absolute favorites that you will enjoy too!

February 22nd is National Margarita Day, so what better way to celebrate than with these 5 best margarita recipes?! Whether you like them frozen or on the rocks, these margarita recipes are sure to brighten your day!

 

Blood Orange Margarita

Top 5 Best Margarita Recipes for Margarita Day

Image / Recipe from // Brio Drink of the Week

This Blood Orange Margarita gives the classic margarita a run for its money. With Blood Orange San Pellegrino, Blanco Tequila, and Grand Marnier, this cocktail ain’t your typical margarita. And we like it that way!

 

Coconut Creamsicle Margarita

Top 5 Best Margarita Recipes for Margarita Day

Image / Recipe from // How Sweet Eats

What happens when you mix Grand Marnier, coconut water, silver tequila, and coconut milk? Margarita perfection! This Coconut Creamsicle Margarita has a hint of orange flavor that blends deliciously with coconut, leaving you coming back for more.

 

Frozen Mango Margarita

Top 5 Best Margarita Recipes for Margarita Day

Image / Recipe from // The Pioneer Woman

Mango is a classic flavor for frozen margaritas. And with good reason: They’re the perfect fruit to blend with tequila! Use fresh or frozen mango if you want to cut back on the sugar. It’s definitely a must try frozen margarita recipe.

 

Grapefruit Margarita

Top 5 Best Margarita Recipes for Margarita Day

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Now this is one top shelf margarita! Made with Red Grapefruit Vodka, Blanco Tequila, and a mixture of lime and grapefruit juices, this super delicious margarita recipe is sure to please. Throw it in the blender with some ice for a frozen treat.

 

Fresh Cherry Amaretto Margarita

Top 5 Best Margarita Recipes for Margarita Day

Image / Recipe from // Yes to Yolks

Cherry and Amaretto go together like weekends and margaritas. The mixture of juices and liqueurs makes this margarita as beautiful looking as it is tasty. These Cherry Amaretto margaritas are perfect for celebrating anything, including Margarita Day!

 

When in Doubt try The Classic Lime Margarita

Enjoy the classics! Try this easy classic lime margarita recipe.

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Cause you can’t go wrong with the classics! We serve this classic lime margarita recipe up frozen and on the rocks. No matter how you drink it, Happy National Margarita Day!

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Delicious Grapefruit Margaritas with Ruby Red Grapefruit

Grapefruit Margarita

This is one fruity frozen cocktail

These grapefruit margaritas are a sweet frozen treat ready for this summer heat.

Drink of the week: Grapefruit Margaritas

Fruity margaritas are a summertime staple, and this drink of the week is a very sweet frozen treat. Grapefruit margaritas are some of my favorites. They are tangy, tasty, and damn right yummy. I was introduced to grapefruit margaritas at a baby shower. They used them as a way to let everyone know that they were having a little girl. It was a cute touch.

We’ve mixed up a few different margaritas before in the Brio Smart Life Kitchen, but these are some of the tastiest by far. I also wasn’t really strict with the bottling for this recipe either. I just used what I had left of the Lunazul Blanco Tequila from when we made the Blood Orange Margaritas and some Deep Eddy’s Ruby Red vodka, but use any kind of grapefruit vodka you like. You can use freshly squeezed grapefruit juice or from the carton, it won’t hurt the drink in any way if you choose to use Tropicana. I take shortcuts too and got some fresh grapefruit juice from our local fresh market.

Frozen cocktails are not everyone’s shot of whiskey. Some people like their margaritas on the rocks, and you can totally do this recipe that way if you feel so inclined. Since I made this as a frozen recipe, if you want to do these on the rocks: Forgo the blender for a cocktail shaker and pour the cocktail over ice. It’s simple really.

So let’s show you how to make these Grapefruit Margaritas.

 

Grapefruit Margarita

Yields: 6 Servings
Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 6 Ounces Blanco Tequila
  • 2.5 Ounces Red Grapefruit Vodka
  • 8 Ounces Fresh Grapefruit Juice
  • 2 Ounces Simple Syrup
  • 1 Ounce Lime Juice
  • Grapefruit Sections for Garnish
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Short Glasses
  • Jigger
  • Blender
  • Salt or Sugar for Rims [Optional]

 

Preparation

How to Rim the Glass: Run a section of the grapefruit wedge along the rim of the glass. Dip rim into the salt or sugar to evenly coat. Set aside.

Grapefruit Margarita: In a blender, pour tequila, vodka, grapefruit juice, simple syrup, and lime juice over 3 to 4 cups of ice. Blend until smooth, and pour into glasses. Garnish with section of grapefruit. Enjoy!

Nutritional Content

1 serving approximately contains: Calories (kcal) 166 Fat (g) 0 Saturated Fat (g) 0 Potassium (mg) 91 Carbohydrates (g) 22 Dietary Fiber (g) 0.8 Total Sugars (g) 19.2 Protein (g) 0.4 Sodium (mg) 32

Delicious Grapefruit Margaritas with Ruby Red Grapefruit

 
 
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Blood Orange Margarita Recipe

Blood Orange Margarita

Summertime Equals Lots of Margaritas

This Blood Orange Margarita gives the classic margarita a run for its money. With Blood Orange San Pellegrino and Grand Marnier, this drink of the week ain’t your typical margarita.

Drink of the week: Blood Orange Margaritas

Break out the margarita glasses, Brio Drink of the Week lovers! We are shaking it up a bit in honor of National Grand Marnier Day with this Blood Orange Margarita recipe. This recipe was originally crafted by our friends at Beard & Bonnet, but we changed up their preparation and serving styles.

I love blood orange juice. There is something about it that I just enjoy more than regular orange juice, and being half Italian I have a torrid love affair with San Pellegrino. I’ve tried different ways of making Blood Orange Margaritas in the past and this is my favorite recipe so far. It doesn’t even need the salt/sugar rim it’s so good! But go ahead your deserve it.

For this recipe, I cracked open a bottle of Grand Marnier® that I had been saving for special occasions. Now I know Grand Marnier® can be a bit expensive. That’s why I typically save it for special nights and use Triple Sec for parties. But Grand Marnier® is one of those Orange Liquors that is worth splurging on a bit.

I’m kind of picky with tequila because I don’t particularly like the taste of it. I hate drinking straight tequila, but Lunazul Blanco Tequila is my current favorite. I use it for all of my margaritas. It also paired really well with the Grand Marnier® and Blood Orange San Pellegrino in this Blood Orange Margarita recipe.

 

Blood Orange Margarita

Yields: 1 Serving

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1 Ounce White Tequila
  • ½ Ounce Grand Marnier
  • 1 Ounce Lime Juice
  • 6 Ounces Aranciata Rossa [Blood Orange] San Pellegrino
  • Orange Slices for Garnish

Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Highball Glass or Mason Jar Glass
  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Salt/Sugar for Rims [Optional]
  • Blender [For Frozen Margaritas]

 

Preparation

Blood Orange Margarita on the rocks: Fill a tall glass or mason jar glass halfway with ice. In a cocktail shaker, add white tequila, Grand Marnier, lime juice, Blood Orange San Pellegrino, and ice. Shake well. Pour into glass and garnish with orange slice. Enjoy!

Frozen Blood Orange Margarita: Chill a tall glass or mason jar glass in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes. In a blender, add white tequila, Grand Marnier, lime juice, and Blood Orange San Pellegrino to 2 to 3 cups of ice. Blend together until smooth. Pour into glass and garnish with orange slice. Enjoy!

Nutritional Content

1 serving approximately contains: Calories (kcal) 226 Fat (g) 0 Saturated Fat (g) 0 Potassium (mg) 215 Carbohydrates (g) 13 Dietary Fiber (g) 2.1 Total Sugars (g) 13 Protein (g) 0.05 Sodium (mg) .83

Blood Orange Margarita Recipe With Blood Orange San Pellegrino and Grand Marnier

 

 

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Grab the salt and lime! It's time to mix up this easy classic margarita recipe!

Easy Classic Margarita Recipe

Nothing quite beats the original

Grab the lime and the salt, it’s National Margarita day! So let’s celebrate with this Classic Margarita Recipe.

Drink Of the Week: Classic Margarita

 

February 22nd is National Margarita Day! So what better way to celebrate Margarita Day than with this Classic Margarita Recipe?

Ah, margaritas! How we love you. They are tangy, tasty, and damn right yummy. And there are so many different variations on this frozen favorite, but nothing quite beats that classic lime margarita taste.

For the longest time, margaritas were the only way I could drink tequila. It is not my favorite liqour, and I don’t think it ever really will be. If it’s taste is not masked in the cocktail, I just can’t drink it.

If tequila isn’t your shot of whiskey either, try drinking it is in a Grapefruit Margarita or a Paloma. The fruity tastes of these cocktails really mask the flavor of the tequila. Especially if you use a cheaper tequila, which taste like feet.

We serve this margarita up two ways for those who like it on the rocks or want to chill out with a frozen cocktail. No matter how you drink it, Happy National Margarita Day!

 

Classic Margarita

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1 1/2 Ounces Tequila
  • 1 Ounce Triple Sec
  • 3/4 Ounce Lime Juice
  • Simple Syrup for Added Sweetness if Needed
  • Lime Wedge for Garnish
  • Salt for Rim (If Desired)
Glassware and Items You’ll Need:

  • Margarita Glass
  • Short Glass
  • Blender (For Frozen Margaritas)

 

Preparation

Prep Your Rim: Run a lime wedge around the rim of your glass. Fill a small plate with salt, and dip the rim into the salt. Set glass aside.

Classic Margarita on the Rocks: In a chilled shaker combine tequila, triple sec, simple syrup (to taste), and lime juice and give it a couple of shakes. Pour over ice, and enjoy!

Frozen Classic Margarita: Add ice and margarita mix to blender. Mix together at a high speed until mixture is fully blended. Pour into prepared glass, and enjoy!

 

Nutritional Content

1 serving approximately contains: Calories (kcal) 168 Fat (g) 0 Saturated Fat (g) 0 Cholesterol (mg) 0 Carbohydrates (g) 10.67 Dietary Fiber (g) 0.1 Total Sugars (g) 9.82 Protein (g) 0 Sodium (mg) 295

 

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