25 Easy Texas Margarita Recipes You Simply HAVE To Try

For all of these recipes, you can prepare the Margarita cocktail by rubbing the rim of a chilled glass with a wedge of lime.

Once moist, you can dip the glass into a saucer of Margarita salt or simply coarse salt for a crusted rim.

25 Easy Texas Margarita Recipes You Simply HAVE To Try

Add some more ice into the glass for a chilled cocktail you can really take your time over.

1. Texas Margarita With Fresh OJ

Fill the prepared Margarita glass with ice and set aside. Add tequila, Triple Sec, lime juice, and freshly squeezed orange juice to a cocktail shaker.

Add ice and shake then strain into your glass. Garnish with orange and lime half moons.

2. Texas Margarita With Agave

Place agave nectar into a cocktail shaker with tequila, orange liquor, lime juice, and orange juice.

Fill the shaker with ice, shake until chilled then strain into a prepared Margarita glass and garnish with a slice of orange.

3. Texas Margarita With Tequila Blanco

For one serving, simply add tequila blanco, lime juice, orange juice, and Triple Sec into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until cold, strain into a prepared Margarita glass with ice.

For a pitcher, measure up the juices and spirits accordingly then add three handfuls of ice and stir until cold. 

4. Texas Margarita With Gold Tequila

Fill a prepared Margarita glass with ice then fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add gold tequila, Triple Sec, Cointreau, orange juice, and sour mix then lime juice. Shake until cold and strain into your Margarita glass.

5. Citrusy Texas Margarita

Add tequila, Triple Sec, lime juice, orange juice, and agave nectar to a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

Shake vigorously and strain into a prepared Margarita glass with ice and then garnish with a slice of orange or lime.

6. Texas Margarita With Watermelon Liqueur

In an ice-filled cocktail shaker, add orange juice, Margarita mix, and tequila. Shake vigorously, pour into a prepared glass and top with watermelon liqueur.

7. Texas Margarita

Add orange liqueur, tequila, lime and orange juice into a cocktail shaker and then fill with ice. Shake vigorously then strain into a prepared cocktail glass and serve over ice. 

8. Texas Margarita With Silver Tequila

Chill your Margarita glass before preparing with a lime wedge and coarse salt.

Add silver tequila, Cointreau, orange juice, and lime juice to a cocktail shaker then pour into the Margarita glass. Add a lime wedge on top and serve. 

9. Texas Margarita With Beer

In a cocktail shaker, mix together beer (Pabst Blue Ribbon works well) with orange juice, tequila, and Triple Sec. Add ice and shake vigorously then pour into a prepared Margarita glass over ice. 

10. Spicy Texas Margarita

For a Spicy Texas Margarita, first combine Grand Marnier with tequila, lime juice, orange juice, and agave nectar.

Add one or two jalapeño slices then muddle together and pour into a prepared Margarita glass then fill with crushed ice.

Top with Champagne or sparkling wine and garnish with jalapeño slices and half an orange slice. 

11. San Antonio Margarita

For a pitcher of San Antonio Margarita, combine equal parts tequila, orange liqueur, and freshly squeezed orange juice. Stir and chill in the refrigerator before serving over ice in prepared Margarita glasses.

12. Texas Margarita With Jalapeño Agave

You will need to make a Jalapeño Agave by combining agave syrup with slices of Jalapeño and leaving the mix to soak for a week.

The syrup should be sweet but still pack some heat. Add the syrup into a cocktail shaker with your favorite tequila, lime juice, and Cointreau with ice then shake vigorously.

Pour the mix over ice in prepared Margarita glasses and garnish with a lime wedge.

13. Orange Juice Margarita

Add ice into a cocktail shaker, then add tequila, a quarter of an orange, a quarter of a lime, and orange juice.

Shake until cold then strain over ice into a prepared cocktail glass and garnish with a slice of orange and a slice of lime.

14. Texas Red River Margaritas

Here’s another spicy Texas Margarita recipe that uses jalapeño peppers and ruby red grapefruit juice. Infuse tequila with jalapeño peppers for two to three hours.

Prepare the Margarita glass with a rim of mixed sugar and salt. Strain the infused tequila into a bowl and remove the jalapeño peppers then stir in ruby red grapefruit juice and simple syrup.

Serve in the prepared glasses over ice.

15. Texas Margarita Mimosa

In a small pitcher, add Margarita mix, lime juice and zest then blend and pour into an ice cube tray. Add grenadine syrup drops into each compartment then swirl and freeze.

Add the frozen ice cubes to Champagne flutes or wide rimmed glasses then pour over sparkling wine. Garnish with a thin slice of lime and serve.

16. Texas Margaritas With Raspberry Liqueur

Fill a large glass with ice then add cranberry juice, Margarita mix, tequila, lime juice, and jalapeño slices. Shake to combine and then pour into a prepared glass and top with raspberry liqueur. 

25 Easy Texas Margarita Recipes You Simply HAVE To Try

17. Classic Texas Margarita

You will need a Sweet & Sour Mix for this Classic Texas Margarita recipe. Stir water and agave nectar in a bowl and add freshly squeezed lime, lemon, and orange juices.

Add the mix to agave tequila and Cointreau then pour into prepared cocktail glasses over ice. 

18. Texas Margarita With Cranberry Juice

Add cranberry juice, margarita mix, tequila, lime juice, and Jalapeño slices to a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously, pour into a prepared Margarita glass, and then top with raspberry liquor.

19. Texas Margarita With Amaretto Liqueur

Pour key lime juice, Amaretto liqueur, and blue agave tequila into a blender.

For frozen Margaritas, add ice cubes and wait until the blender turns frosty. Pour the mixture into a prepared Margarita glass then garnish with lime slices.

20. Sunshine Texas Margarita

Add ice, tequila, lime juice, orange juice, agave, and orange liqueur into a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously until chilled then strain into a prepared Margarita glass and garnish with a slice of lime. 

21. Watermelon Texas Margarita

First, peel and dice a watermelon and then purée in a blender. Pour through a fine mesh strainer and discard the pulp. Add tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice then stir until fully combined.

Chill in the refrigerator for at least half an hour then fill prepared glasses with ice and add the watermelon mix up to halfway.

Top off with pale beer (Pabst Blue Ribbon also works well) then garnish with a wedge of watermelon and a slice of lime.

22. Blood Orange Texas Margarita

Add tequila, blood orange juice, fresh lime juice, and Cointreau into a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a chilled and prepared cocktail glass.

23. Texas Top Shelf Margarita

In an ice-filled cocktail shaker, add tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, sugar, and water. Shake until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 

25 Easy Texas Margarita Recipes You Simply HAVE To Try

24. Texas Margarita With Lemon Lime Soda

Add Grand Marnier, tequila and lemon lime soda to a jug and stir with ice. Once chilled, pour into a cocktail glass and enjoy. 

25 Easy Texas Margarita Recipes You Simply HAVE To Try

25. Texas Margarita On The Rocks

With a rocks glass, moisten the rim with a lime wedge and dip into a saucer with salt then fill with ice. Add tequila, triple sec, pineapple juice, lime juice, and ice to a cocktail shaker.

Shake and strain into your prepared glass then garnish with either pineapple chunks, lime slices, or orange half-moons. 

Bonus Section: Margarita Variations

The Texan Margarita is only one variation of the Margarita cocktail that uses orange juice. There are several other variations on the popular cocktail. 

Mexican Margarita

For a Mexican Margarita, you will need to get more creative with a lime by slicing it crosswise into wheels.

Shake tequila, lime juice, water, and agave nectar with ice vigorously then strain into an ice-filled rocks glass or coupe glass. Garnish with a lime wheel though you can also add a kosher salt rim.  

Hook ‘Em Horns Spicy Margarita

Blitz together ice, frozen limeade, a bottle of Mexican beer, tequila, and diced jalapeño pepper in a blender until shushy-like. Pour into prepared mason jars or Margarita glasses  then serve immediately. 

Blue Margarita

By just replacing one ingredient you can create a whole new take on a classic Margarita. You still need to prepare the rim with lime juice and coarse salt.

Add tequila, simple syrup, freshly squeezed lime juice and blue Curaçao liqueur into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and then pour into your prepared glass. 

Final Thoughts

It should probably not be a huge surprise that Texas has its own variation on the Margarita. The state has a border with Mexico and tequila remains a popular spirit on both sides.

While tequila did have a coarse flavor, it no longer needs to be leveled out with fruit juice and sugar but those ingredients remain in a Margarita to provide a sweet flavor.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is The Key Difference Between A Regular Margarita And A Texas Margarita?

A classic Margarita includes lime juice, tequila, and Triple Sec and was invented in Mexico in the 1930s. The Texas variation has the addition of orange juice and occasionally involves jalapeño pepper slices too.

There is typically not so much orange juice as you would expect in an Orange Margarita.  

Why Is Triple Sec Involved In A Margarita?

Triple Sec is typically used in a Margarita to provide a fruity orange flavor with bitter and sweet notes.

Those notes work for a moreish taste in a Margarita though you can also use another orange liqueur such as Cointreau or Grand Marnier.

25 Easy Texas Margarita Recipes You Simply HAVE To Try

25 Easy Texas Margarita Recipes You Simply HAVE To Try

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With tequila, orange and lime juice, orange liqueur and tequila, you can make a Texas Margarita. Here are 25 easy Texas Margarita recipes you simply have to try.

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