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The 8 Fruits to Include in A Margarita

Margaritas are believed to have been created as early as 1938, and they are easily one of the popular options alcohol can be transformed into. The more popular margarita options incorporate fruit in some way.

8 Fruits to Include In a Margarita

Below we have listed eight different fruits to include in a margarita.

Strawberries

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Out of all the different margarita options, the strawberry margarita is the most popular. It is delicious every day of the year and is very easy to make from scratch.
Ingredients:
  • ½ cup of fresh strawberries
  • 1 ½ ounce of tequila
  • 1 ounce of triple sec
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • Strawberry for garnish
Place all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until the margarita is smooth. After pouring into a glass, garnish with a strawberry.

Raspberries

Raspberry margaritas can be enjoyed during any time of the year, really whenever you want a delicious fruity margarita.
Ingredients: 
  • 1 ½ ounce of tequila
  • 1 ounce of lime juice
  • ½ cup of raspberries and a few extra pieces for garnish
  • Ice
Add all of the ingredients together into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a chilled margarita glass and garnish with fresh strawberries.

Apples

Apple margaritas are delicious and, depending on the type of apple, can either be sweet or tart. The recipe below works frozen or on the rocks.
Ingredients:
  • 1 ounce tequila
  • 1 ounce apple juice (or peeled apple if blending)
  • ½ ounce of sour mix, which is citrus fruit flavored simple syrup.
  • Apple slice for garnish
In a cocktail shaker with ice, add all of the ingredients and shake well. Strain into a glass when done.
If blending the margarita, there's no need to strain.

Watermelons

For a hot summer day, watermelon is a crowd favorite. Not only is it sweet and delicious, but watermelon is naturally juicy and refreshing. Unless you want a frozen drink, all you have to do is muddle the fresh watermelon for its juice.
Ingredients: 
  • 1 cup of watermelon cubes
  • 2 ounces of tequila
  • 1 ounce of triple sec
  • 1 ounce of freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Watermelon wedges for garnish
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Steps:
  1. Muddle the watermelon cubes in the cocktail shaker
  2. Fill with ice and the liquid ingredients
  3. Shake well and strain over fresh ice or a chilled glass
  4. Garnish with a small wedge of watermelon

Cranberries

Cranberries can be included to provide a twist to the classic margarita. One of the margarita options cranberries can be incorporated into is the spiced cranberry margarita, which is popular during the holidays. It's a unique recipe that calls for creating the cinnamon simple syrup from scratch, which makes enough to create many of these drinks.
Ingredients for the cinnamon simple syrup:
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 10 cinnamon sticks
Ingredients for the margarita:
  • 2 ounces of tequila
  • ½ ounce of lime juice
  • ½ ounce of cranberry juice
  • ½ ounce of cinnamon simple syrup
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • An orange slice and cinnamon stick for garnish
Steps to make the cinnamon simple syrup:
  1. Place the ingredients into a small saucepan and boil until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Steps for the margarita:
  1. Gather all the ingredients and make the cinnamon simple syrup
  2. Add everything into a cocktail shaker with ice
  3. Seal well and shake
  4. Strain and garnish with a cinnamon stick and orange slice
Any leftover cinnamon simple syrup can be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated for up to a month.

Peaches

Peaches are soft and sweet and taste delicious in a puree. There are many different peaches to decide from, each with its own taste, so you can explore and change up this margarita recipe as you see fit. Peaches are not always in season, so you can always find them canned.
Ingredients:
  • Ice
  • 1 ½ ounces tequila
  • ½ ounce of triple sec
  • 1 tbsp of sugar
  • 1 cup of peaches, fresh, canned, or frozen
  • Peach slice
Blend all of the ingredients in a blender with ice and pour into a chilled glass. If you have peaches but none of the other ingredients, you can also use pre-made margarita mix or canned margarita mix.

Mangos

Mango is a refreshing and tropical fruit that will make any margarita delicious, and the mango margarita is another common option. You can add a slice of mango as a garnish and pair it with mango liqueur.
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Ingredients:
  • 1 ½ ounces of tequila of your choice
  • ½ ounce of lime juice
  • 1 ounce of mango liquor
Steps:
  1. Gather all the ingredients 
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add the ingredients with ice.
  3. Shake well for thirty seconds.
  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  5. Garnish with a slice of mango, and enjoy.
If you want to enhance the flavor of mango in your margarita, you can blend a sliced-up mango into a puree and stir it into the cocktail. You can purchase a bottled margarita mix that is already mango flavored.

Pomegranates

A seasonal fruit, pomegranates are both tart and sweet in flavor. While pomegranates are only typically found in the winter months, the drink can be made any time of the year using pomegranate-flavored ingredients and juice.
Ingredients:
  • 10 pomegranate arils (the fleshy pits inside) or pomegranate juice
  • 2 ounces of tequila
  • 1 ounce of passion fruit juice
  • ½ ounce of simple syrup
Steps:
  1. Gather the ingredients and muddle the pomegranate arils to break and juice them. Skip this step if using juice.
  2. Add the juice and other ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice.
  3. Shake very well
  4. Strain to catch any pomegranate seeds left over
  5. Serve and enjoy
The simple syrup is optional, its purpose is to lessen the tartness of the pomegranate and passion fruit.
Overall, Margaritas are delicious no matter what fruit you include. If you want to enjoy these delicious margaritas without all of the work, you can purchase margarita in a bottle in your favorite flavors.