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Salty, tart, crisp and delicious, these margaritas on the rocks, made with all fresh ingredients, will have you thinking Margaritaville. Perfect for upcoming Cinco de Mayo or as a cool refreshing cocktail when the summer heat hits. Serve over crushed ice or throw it in the blender for a cool frozen version.

Margaritas on the rocks | 2 Cookin Mamas Salty, tart, crisp and delicious, these margaritas on the rocks, made with all fresh ingredients, will have you thinking Margaritaville. Perfect for upcoming Cinco de Mayo or as a cool refreshing cocktail when the summer heat hits. Serve over crushed ice or throw it in the blender for a cool frozen version. #margaritas #tequila #cocktail #recipe #CincodeMayo

So, I bet you never stopped to consider what Cinco de Mayo really is and truthfully I hadn’t really known myself until yesterday. It is actually celebrated more in the US by Mexicans and Americans alike than it is in Mexico. The holiday is  the celebration of a victory during the Battle of Puebla, which took place on May 5, 1862 against the French army. However, it was a a short-lived victory as the French army eventually went on to take much of Mexico and Mexico City in reparation for war debts.

Margaritas on the rocks overhead | 2 Cookin Mamas

Today in the US and the small town of Pueblo, Mexico there are parades and festivals with traditional Mexican food and beer on hand (and I’m sure a few margaritas). It is now more about celebrating the Mexican way of life than about the long ago battle.

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So in honor of Mexican St. Patrick’s Day I wanted to make a homemade healthier margarita without the bottled mixes and added sugars. Not only is it healthier but more salty, tart, crisp and delicious too! It starts with tequila, duh, to which you add fresh lime juice and fresh orange juice. I then add some triple sec and Cointreau and, if you like yours a little sweeter, a squirt of agave nectar. I don’t feel that it’s necessary since the orange juice and Cointreau sweeten it up just perfectly. Shake it up and pour it over crushed ice and you’ve got yourself one heck of a margarita on the rocks!

Margaritas on the rocks single tall | 2 Cookin Mamas

These margaritas are also great thrown into a blender with ice and served frozen. That’s like my dream drink while sitting poolside in some tropical paradise. I wish I was there right now!

Margaritas on the rocks cheers | 2 Cookin Mamas

So get ready and celebrate Cinco de Mayo with margaritas on the rocks, or try a Watermelon Margarita or even a Lemonade Margarita, and a few of our favorite south of the border dishes like Chicken Enchiladas, Ropa Vieja, Fish Tacos and, of course, the best Gaucamole recipe ever! 🙂

Salud!

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MARGARITAS ON THE ROCKS
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

Salty, tart, crisp and delicious, these margaritas on the rocks, made with all fresh ingredients, will have you thinking Margaritaville. Perfect for upcoming Cinco de Mayo or as a cool refreshing cocktail when the summer heat hits. Serve over crushed ice or throw it in the blender for a cool frozen version.

Servings: 2 cocktails
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup tequila, Jose Cuervo & Silver Patron are definitely gluten-free - just look for 100% agave under ingredients
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup Triple Sec or Cointreau
  • 1 teaspoon agave nectar (optional)
  • crushed ice
Directions
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a shaker with crushed ice.
  2. Prepare glasses by first filling with crushed ice to chill glass. Dump out the ice and rub the edge with slice of lime then dip into coarse salt. 

  3. Fill glasses with margarita and enjoy.
  4. To make frozen margarita, add ingredients to blender then add ice cubes one at a time until desired consistency. Prepare glass as suggested above and pour in frozen concoction.

Margaritas on the rocks tall | 2 Cookin Mamas Salty, tart, crisp and delicious, these margaritas on the rocks, made with all fresh ingredients, will have you thinking Margaritaville. Perfect for upcoming Cinco de Mayo or as a cool refreshing cocktail when the summer heat hits. Serve over crushed ice or throw it in the blender for a cool frozen version. #margaritas #tequila #cocktail #recipe #CincodeMayo

 

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Salty, tart, crisp and delicious, these margaritas on the rocks, made with all fresh ingredients, will have you thinking Margaritaville. Perfect for upcoming Cinco de Mayo or as a cool refreshing cocktail when the summer heat hits. Serve over crushed ice or throw it in the blender for a cool frozen version. #margaritas #tequila #cocktail #recipe #CincodeMayo

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16 Comments

  • Reply
    Lori Hart
    05/06/2014 at 11:37 am

    I love me a good margarita and this looks amazing!! Found your recipe at Nap Time Creations. I am one of the hostesses of Tasty Tuesdays and would love you to stop by and link up this recipe if you have not yet already. Here is the link http://bit.ly/1g5mVQa
    Lori

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      05/06/2014 at 12:13 pm

      This margarita is great not only because it tastes fantastic but because it stays away from all the high fructose corn syrup that is in the bottle mixers. A definite plus in my book! I love your Tasty Tuesday link party and linked this recipe up there earlier today. Thanks for the feedback.

  • Reply
    Rachel Kathyg
    05/08/2014 at 12:28 pm

    Linda, stopping back from onlinesisterhood. This looks so yummy. pinning. I love that you use agave nectar—my sister uses agave nectar for many, many things. Have a wonderful week.

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    Miz Helen
    05/13/2014 at 7:51 pm

    Your Margaritas would sure complete a Cinco de Mayo celebration. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great week!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  • Reply
    Karly
    05/17/2014 at 9:48 pm

    Looks fantastic for summer! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      05/20/2014 at 10:32 am

      If you liked this one for summer you’ll love the watermelon margarita too. Both are so refreshing for the warm, lazy days ahead.

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    Miz Helen
    05/21/2014 at 7:49 pm

    Is it time to serve the Margaritas yet? These look fabulous! Thanks so much for joining our Foods of The World Tour to Mexico, hope you will join in France next month.
    See You Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    Eileen Kelly
    04/27/2018 at 4:42 am

    I love this history of Cinco de Mayo, as an Irish gal, I get how it is more popular in the United States. That brings me to your tasty Margarita that is super fresh, healthy and delicious. That is a great way to bring on any Holiday celebration.

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      Linda Warren
      04/28/2018 at 9:33 pm

      I think it’s become a day to enjoy and appreciate Mexican food more than anything else here in the U.S. And it’s a great excuse to have some margaritas, right! 🙂

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    Amanda
    04/27/2018 at 8:40 am

    How apropos! It is Friday, and the perfect time to whip up a batch of margaritas! Using agave nectar is perfect for this. I loved the bit of history mixed into the post. I went to the Universidad de Puebla for a semester.

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      Linda Warren
      04/28/2018 at 9:31 pm

      Hello to a fellow South Floridian! That is so cool to have been able to study there! I’m sure you must have had some pretty good margaritas during Cinco de Mayo while you were there. lol Cheers to a great weekend!

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