Fruity and Bright Flavored Margaritas

by Bon Appétit

When made with fresh lime juice--and without triple sec--the Margarita is a revelation. We shared our four steps to making the best-ever classic version. But for those of you who are into bucking tradition, why not shake up the drink with these feisty new flavors?


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Muddle 3 blackberries with agave syrup in a cocktail shaker until berries are lightly crushed and juices are released. Continue with our classic recipe.

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Muddle 2 thin rounds jalapeno with agave syrup in a cocktail shaker until peppers begin to fall apart. For a less spicy version, remove the seeds first. Continue with recipe.

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Steep 1 hibiscus tea bag or 1 tsp. dried hibiscus flowers with 4 oz. hot water for 10 minutes. Discard tea bag and let tea cool. Gently spoon some tea over the classic margarita, forming a red layer on top.

And hey, you frozen Margarita drinkers: You can turn any of these cocktails into a summer-friendly slushy by pureeing them in a blender with two cups of ice. It might not be authentic, but that's okay--we won't judge. Just enjoy it.



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