From pre-mixed bottles to picnic-ready cans (and of course some DIY versions), margaritas seem to be having a moment just in time for summer entertaining. We’ve rounded up some fun takes on the classic margarita, plus a few new twists on the classic cocktail that margarita-lovers will also love.
Altos Ready to Serve Classic Lime Margarita
Made with a premium Plata tequila, natural lime flavor, agave syrup, and triple sec, all you need to do is add ice. It’s easy to keep on your bar cart, especially when you’re having a last-minute gathering.
This premium craft cocktail brand has an elite team of founding partners, including Ashley Benson, Rosario Dawson, and Vanessa Hudgens, who designed their own margarita by the bottle. It features freshly squeezed lime juice, pure sea salt, and hint of orange zest blend.
Hard Kombucha gets a margarita makeover thanks to agave, pineapple, lime, green tea, jalapeno, and ancho chile. Bold and flavorful hard kombucha reminiscent of the classic cocktails you know and love, crafted with less sugar, cleaner ingredients, and real fruit.
For those who might want to branch out, this canned beverage was inspired by the tradition of West Texas ranch waters (a local favorite drink made simply with tequila and sparkling water). Artisanal mezcal brand Madre Mezcal launched their first canned cocktail using the same mezcal used in their Madre Espadin. The original is a straightforward combination of mezcal, sparkling water, and a mild citrus twist for a subtly smoky, yet refreshing sip. But also look for flavors including Mushroom, Sage and Honey, Grapefruit and Yerba Santa, and Prickly Pear and Lemon.
Casa Dragones Blanco is a small batch, 100% Blue Agave silver tequila that your guests can enjoy on the rocks, even if you decide to mix it into a cocktail. The company’s CEO, Bertha Gonzalez Nieves, recommends it over a large ice cube with a twist of grapefruit. If you want to get more creative, you can put some mixers on the side, such as soda, grapefruit juice, lime juice, and even different twists like rosemary or edible flowers.
Del Maguey VIDA® Puebla is produced on a new palenque (a distillery where the agave is roasted, crushed, fermented, distilled, and bottled) located in Axocopan, Puebla. Its competitive price point, plus the citrus and peach flavor profile, make it a great candidate for cocktail mixing.