Celebrate National Tequila Day on July 24th with a recipe from some of the most beautiful destinations in the U.S. Which one will be your favorite?
Key Lime Margarita at Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Pelican Grand Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida knows how to make a refreshing take on the margarita with this agave-based spirit.
1.5 oz premium silver tequila
8 slices of fresh key limes or 1.5 oz fresh key lime juice
1.0 oz agave nectar
0.5 oz triple sec
Graham crackers, crushed
Stir all ingredients together, shake and strain over ice in a traditional highball glass, lightly dust rim with graham cracker and garnish with fresh key lime.
Passion Fruit Margarita at the Nest Rooftop Bar at Wild Dunes Resort
Passion fruit, lime, and orange make the ultimate Passion Fruit Margarita crafted by Wild Dunes Resort in Isle of Palms, South Carolina.
1.5 oz Milagro Silver
0.75 oz Chinola Passion Fruit Liqueur
0.5 oz Lime Juice
0.5 oz Triple Sec
1 bar spoon of agave syrup
Combine all ingredients in a shaker, then shake well on ice. Strain the drink into a Rocks Glass with fresh ice to serve. Rim the glass with black sea salt, a blood orange, and lime wheels.
Dean’s Margarita at Fearing’s Restaurant
Mixing together Dean’s Bar Aged Reposado, Damiana and agave is what makes Dean’s Margarita so unique. Created and served at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, this is not a drink you want to miss!
1½ oz Dean’s Bar Aged Avion Reposado
¾ oz Damiana herbal liquor
½ oz Agave nectar
¾ oz Lime juice
Fill a shaker with ice, then add all ingredients and shake vigorously until tin is frosted and beaded with sweat. Serve over ice in a glass with a salted rim and garnish.
Lizzie Sipper at The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa
The bright, cheerful Lizzie Sipper at The Brown Palace is the perfect al fresco cocktail, with fresh pops of watermelon complimenting the rose water and honey.
2 oz Patron Silver
1 oz fresh watermelon puree
¾ oz Brown Palace honey
¾ oz fresh squeezed lime juice
3 drops of rose water
Shake over ice, strain into a rocks glass over crushed ice. Garnish with mint sprig. Sip and enjoy!
Blue One Ocean Margarita at Grand Lucayan
Indulge in the sights and colors of the ocean with The Blue One Ocean Margarita from Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan.
2 oz Jose Cuervo tequila
1 oz triple sec
1 oz blue curacao
Freshly squeezed lime
Combine ingredients with ice in a shaker and shake well. Pour into a chilled glass that’s garnished with lime wedge and salt.
Spicy Mango Margarita at Hotel Crescent Court
No summer is complete with a spicy margarita, and Hotel Crescent Court adds a spin with mango, habanero, and Casamigos Blanco.
1.5 oz Casamigos Blanco
1 oz triple sec
.5 oz Lime Juice
1 oz Mango puree
2 Each Sliced Habanero
Combine all ingredients and ice into a shaker. Shake. Rim glass with Tajin. Pour in a rock’s glass. Garnish with Lime and Habanero on a skewer.
Blood Orange Margarita at The Henderson Beach Resort and Spa
The Henderson Beach Resort and Spa in Destin, Florida knows a great poolside drink, and this refreshing cocktail infuses Blood Orange Simple Syrup and Rhum Clement Creole Shrubb to create their signature Blood Orange Margarita.
2 oz El Jimador Blanco Tequila
1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
1 oz Blood Orange Simple Syrup
1 oz Rhum Clement Creole Shrubb
Mix ingredients together, shake, and strain over ice. Best served with a slice of fresh orange.
Spicy Flamingo Margarita in The Palm Beaches
Made by Grato in chic West Palm Beach is the very instagrammable The Spicy Flamingo Margarita. Blending jalapeño tequila, watermelon and lime creates a refreshingly colorful cocktail.
1.5 oz Tanteo Jalapeño tequila
0.5 oz agave nectar syrup
0.5 oz lime juice
4-6 watermelon chunks/cubes
Jalapeño slice for garnish
Muddle watermelon, shake cold, double strain, pour over ice into jalapeño salt-rimmed glass, and garnish with a fresh jalapeño slice.
Blackberry Mint Margarita at Bungalows Key Largo
Experience the timeless, island elegance of Bungalows Key Largo – the luxury, adults-only resort and Florida Keys’ first and only all-inclusive – with the property’s signature Blackberry Mint Margarita, each sip reminiscent of Bungalows’ tropical, summer paradise.
1.0 oz Grand Marnier
1.5 oz Don Julio reposado
1.0 oz fresh lime juice
Fresh mint for garnish
Muddle the blackberry and stir all ingredients together in a shaker with ice, this margarita is served up, thus strain ingredients into a martini glass (no ice), and garnish with fresh mint.
Smokey Mesz at Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort
Escaping reality has never tasted sweeter – let your worries slip away while indulging in Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort’s Smokey Mesz cocktail. The sweet, citrus flavors combined with our pure, bold mezcal create the perfect balance and authentic tropical island blend. Finished with flavored smoke and edible bubbles, this dynamic concoction’s picture-perfect presentation is just as enjoyable as its unparalleled flavor!
2 oz Montelobos Mezcal tequila
4 dashes of orange bitters
1 oz Agave nectar
1 oz Fresh lime juice
Mix all ingredients together using a shaker and pour into a glass over ice. After mixing thoroughly, use a flavor blaster to smoke the cocktail, adding the sweet and aesthetically pleasing flavored mist.
Smoked Blood Orange Margarita at Casa Monica Resort & Spa
With the Smoked Blood Orange Margarita, embark on a historic getaway to Casa Monica Resort & Spa where deep-rooted history and culture surround and guests are welcomed with vintage Moroccan charm alongside luxurious amenities. With the combination of the blood orange, lime, and tequila, smoking the cocktail enhances the overall ingredients and creates a savory, one-of-a-kind flavor.
1.25 oz Mezcal
0.75 oz Solerno Blood Orange liquer
0.50 oz Agave
Squeeze of lime
Dehydrated Blood Orange slice (garnish)
Combine all ingredients, shake vigorously and pour into rimmed glass. Garnish with dehydrated blood orange and place in smoker. Let smoke for approx. 30 seconds and present tableside.
Kimberly Fisher is a Pursuitist contributor. As a freelance writer and on-camera host, Kimberly has traveled the world and has published over 400 articles in over 44 publications including Sherman's Travel, Huffington Post, JustLuxe, Luxury Lifestyles UK, eHow, Examiner, Food Wine Travel Magazine, Luxe Beat, NiteGuide, Ocean View, and USA Today. Disclosure: Kimberly is under contract with Casa Del Sol.