Margaritas are the ultimate summer drink. Cool, refreshing, tart, and just a little bit sweet, they’re the pinnacle of refreshment and carefree, good times. While most of us are familiar with the traditional lime margarita, there are dozens of creative margarita flavors to love. Read on to learn more about five of the most creative concoctions we’ve found in the wonderful world of margaritas.
First Things First, What’s a Margarita?
Great question. A classic margarita is a cocktail made out of triple sec, tequila, and lime, served with a salted rim. While some margaritas are blended, many are served on the rocks (over ice cubes). The Margarita is said to have been born in Mexico around the year 1938. While the margarita is commonly served with many different types of food, it pairs best with Mexican dishes.
5 New & Exciting Margarita Flavors You NEED TO Try
A fun take on the refreshing lime version, the cucumber-cilantro margarita is crisp, green, just a little bit tart, and perfect for a hot summer day when nothing but a sweaty glass will do. For bonus points, add a garnish of fresh cucumber to the glass and hang some robust cilantro sprigs over the side for added appeal.
Cantaloupe is the essential summer melon, and a cantaloupe margarita promises all of the refreshing, slightly sweet attributes of its whole-fruit cousin, but with the benefit of tequila. Garnish with lime and a salted rim for the perfect cocktail to serve at your next outdoor party.
When Mexico and Hawaii meet, the pineapple margarita is born. Made with whole pineapple fruit, these delicious margaritas are typically blended with reposado (aged) tequila and served much like a Daiquiri, with a garnish of fruit and a playful little umbrella on top.
4. Blueberry & Basil
While the mojito has long stood as one of the most thirst-quenching drinks available, the blueberry and basil margarita may very well usurp it. Made with muddled, whole blueberries and garnished with whole berries and basil leaves topped with a salted rim, this delicious, on-the-rocks drinks is the perfect companion for a light summer picnic.
Sweet and spicy at the same time? This is a delicious combination that promises to tickle the taste buds and quench even the staunchest summer thirst. Made from fresh, whole watermelon and a thinly sliced and muddled jalapeño, this margarita is refreshing and just a bit spicy. Garnish with watermelon spears and hickory smoked salt for a tasty treat.
Find Your Favorite Flavor at Benito’s Authentic Mexican Food
While there are endless possibilities to explore in the world of margarita flavors, the classic margarita is hard to beat. Visit Benito’s Authentic Mexican Food in for the most refreshing traditional margaritas in Fort Worth, Texas. Featuring the perfect balance of flavors, this delicious combination is achieved through careful attention to only the best ingredients and preparation.
Known locally as the place to get a great margarita and delicious, authentic Mexican food to go with it, Benito’s promises a fun family experience and a delicious dining experience for everyone involved. You be the judge! Come visit us today to fill your belly authentic Mexican flavors – be it spicy, sweet, or somewhere in-between!