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Margarita Madness: 10 Unique Flavors & Recipe Ideas

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pomegranate margaritas

Most of us have enjoyed a classic or strawberry flavored margarita at one time or another, but how about a Smoky Grilled Grapefruit or Honeydew Rita?

There are so many variations of this popular drink – and seeing how tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo – it seems like the perfect time to explore some of these unique flavors…especially if you feel like shaking things up this week! Here are TEN creative ideas from ’round the web:

Pictured at top: Pomegranate Margarita {via Skinny Chef} and Margarita Jello {via Use Real Butter}

smoked grapefruit margaritas

Above: Smoky Grilled Grapefruit Margarita {via Well Fed}
Below: Prickly Pear Margarita {via My Sweet and Saucy}

prickly pear margaritas

Next up… for the melon lovers: Honeydew Rita {via Noble Pig} and refreshing Watermelon Margaritas {via Eat Boutique}

honeydew margaritas

watermelon margaritas

Last but not least, a four margarita recipes for the especially adventurous (clockwise from top left): Blackberry Mint Margaritas, {via Cooking 4 Carnivores}; Blackberry-Thyme Margarita, {via Well Fed}; Li Hing Margarita {via House of Annie}, and Hibiscus Flower Margaritas Recipe, {via 101 Cookbooks}.

blackberry mint margaritas

What looks good to YOU?

By |2018-02-12T09:56:20-07:00May 4th, 2009|Cinco de Mayo, Cocktails|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (8) and Rylie (6). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.


  1. Joanna @lets entertain May 4, 2009 at 10:28 am

    Oh my goodness, these are so pretty! I’d like to try them all!

  2. Stephanie May 4, 2009 at 11:42 am

    I was thinking of inviting my girlfriends over tomorrow night for a little Cinco de Mayo celebration but I’ve never made margaritas before. I can’t wait to try a couple of these! Thanks for sharing. :)

  3. April May 4, 2009 at 11:30 am

    We got married on Cinco De Mayo last year in Siesta Key, Florida. These will be perfect for our anniversary celebrations together!

  4. Dawn May 4, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Thanks for sharing these! The prickly pear looks and sounds devine!

  5. jenn s. May 4, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Happy (almost) Anniversary, April! :)

  6. cooking4carnivores May 5, 2009 at 9:56 am

    thanks for the link! we loved our margaritas. we are planning on making watermelon ones real soon.

  7. Nate May 5, 2009 at 9:58 am

    Thanks for the mention. Such a fantastic roundup!

  8. My Sweet & Saucy May 5, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Thanks so much for the link!

  9. Rick May 6, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    You can also add a dash of orange juice and/or Cointreau to a standard margaritas to give it a little extra flavor. Even a splash of grenadine provides some extra color – but use just a little.

  10. dawn May 24, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Love the Honeydew Rita…however there is no link to the recipe. What’s up with that?

  11. jenn s. May 24, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Hi Dawn –
    Just fixed the link for the Honeydew Rita – looks like there was some extra spaces in the html before. It should work now!


  12. LV June 1, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Those sound amazing!

  13. saul November 8, 2010 at 11:31 am

    uhmm..georgous that flavors in my mind, make me feel so good, I want to make it all, in the real life.

  14. Kelly May 5, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Thrilled to have stumbled upon this. I’m hosting a Cinqo de Mayo themed party at my house and was looking for some yummy margarita recipes to make that would be slightly outside the norm and this sounds like an amazing assortment.

  15. Stewardess January 16, 2012 at 1:26 am

    AWESOME!!! Love it soooo much Ive added your link to my website :))

  16. Della Trahan May 6, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Love this Lady!

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  18. Ctephyni Gerold October 30, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    luv my margaritas!

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