Tequila is one of the most controversial liquors out there. For some, it is the go-to form of liquid strength that wields magical dancing powers. For others, the mere sight of the alcohol induces instant nausea and brief hazy memories of terrible nights past. Whether you claim to be tequila’s number one fan or worst enemy, Cinco de Mayo – the holy day of distilled blue agave – is upon us. For tequila lovers, it’s the best possible excuse to indulge without judgement, and for all the haters it’s time to take one for the team and surrender to that feared drink. For either side of the tequila controversy, margaritas offer a nice compromise between the power of tequila and the fresh taste of a nice summery drink. We found the best unique margarita recipes to make this Cinco de Mayo a memorable one (hopefully in a good way).

1. Strawberry-Banana Margarita

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This is perfect for tequila-haters because the heavy consistency and vibrant flavor of the strawberry and banana masks the intense flavor of the tequila. Get the recipe here.

2. Frosty Mexican Bulldog Margarita

frosty mexican bulldog margarita

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 This one is only for people who are not afraid to mix liquor and beer simultaneously. Get the recipe here.

3. Mango Jalapeño Margarita

mango jalapeno margarita

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 Only for experienced tequila drinkers and spice-lovers. Get the recipe here.

4. Blackberry Lime Margarita

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The fruity flavor of the blackberry coupled with tangy lime juice works well to hide the tequila. Get the recipe here.

5. Pomegranate Margaritas

pomegranate margarita

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The pomegranate does not do much to mask any tequila, but it does add a nice accent to a strong drink. Get the recipe here.

Which margarita recipe would you try?


Tucker is a junior at Fordham University studying Political Science and Art History. He enjoys food, historical nonfiction, and Netflix marathons.

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