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All hail the versatile margarita! Versatile you ask? Why yes indeed, the margarita has become one of the most flexible beverages around due to the ease with which one can change the flavor profile with a simple shift of ingredients.

And what better day to celebrate this compliant cocktail than on National Margarita Day!? We’ve gone ahead and broken the various kinds of margaritas down into four categories so you can find the perfect recipe for your rita requirements.

Classic Rita

The classic margarita, the one that started it all, is a simple three ingredient cocktail. It’s all about balance and, of course, fresh lime juice.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Rim a glass with salt and fill with ice
  2. Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake
  3. Strain into the prepared glass
  4. Garnish with a lime wedge

Fruity Rita

The perfect mixture of sweet fruits and tangy limes for an unexpectedly delicious variation on the classic. To whip up a sweeta rita you can go with mixed berries or keep your focus on one fruit such as cranberries, mangos, or the always popular strawberry.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth
  2. Pour into a chilled margarita glass
  3. Garnish with fresh raspberries

Beer-Rita

There is a time and a place for the classic margarita, and there is a time and place for a beer – and then sometimes you just want both!

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Rim a glass with salt
  2. Add all ingredients into a blender with ice and blend
  3. Pour into the prepared glass
  4. Carefully tip open beer into the glass and enjoy

Spicy Grapefruit Rita

Feeling feisty? Feeling fiery? When you want to kick your rita game up a notch or two, adding some fresh pepper spiciness will have you breathing refreshing fire in no time!

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Rim a glass with spicy salt and orange habanero pepper
  2. Fill with ice
  3. In a shaker filled with ice, combine jalapeño tequila, lime juice, triple sec and agave
  4. Shake and strain into the glass
  5. Garnish with fresh jalapeño slices
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