12 No-Fail Ways to Celebrate National Margarita Day

Sip and craft. Craft and sip. Repeat.

It’s not every Wednesday you have a totally legitimate reason to whip up a huge batch of margaritas, but today, my friends, it is that Wednesday. It’s National Margarita Day! I’ve rounded up an assortment of margarita recipes for every taste bud — including those who would rather eat their marg than drink it. I’ve also included a few margarita-inspired crafts, because what’s better than crafting while you sip?


Mellow Melon Margarita

Melon Margarita Wedding Cocktail

Melon Margarita Wedding Cocktail

Like its name promises, this fruity, tropical style wedding cocktail will leave you refreshed and feeling mellow. This Melon Margarita is garnished with a lime and piece of watermelon.

Muddled watermelon gives this fruity variation of the margarita a refreshing twist.

Tropical Margarita

Tropical Margarita

Tropical Margarita

Mix up this classic lime margarita with a tropical twist to enjoy a summery sip any time of the year.

Photo by: H. Camille Smith

H. Camille Smith

If you’re a fan of tropical drinks, this one’s for you. Close your eyes, and let the orange, pineapple and coconut flavors take you straight to the beach.

Coconut Mango Margarita

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Spice up your happy hour with this tropical margarita.

Coconut milk and mango give this margarita just enough sweetness, while jalapeno adds a spicy kick.

Snow Day Margarita

Snow Day Margaritas Recipe

Snow Day Margaritas Recipe

Add freshly fallen snow to our easy margarita recipe to enjoy a taste of summer during the chilly depths of winter.

Photo by: H. Camille Smith

H. Camille Smith

Still dealing with wintry conditions? Put that snow to use, and make a batch of these frozen margaritas. No snow in sight? Crush some ice cubes in your blender, instead.

Margarita Float

Boozy Floats

Boozy Floats

Margarita Float

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

Dessert plus margarita equals this beautiful concoction. Need I say more? Okay, LIME SHERBET. Now I’ve said enough.

Gummy Worm Margarita

Classic Margaritas With a Candy Twist

Classic Margaritas With a Candy Twist

Give a favorite childhood candy an adult twist by getting gummy worms drunk, then whipping up a tipsy worm's perfect match: a tasty, classic margarita.

Photo by: H. Camille Smith

H. Camille Smith

Tipsy gummy worms make this playful margarita colorful and extra-tasty.

Boozy Margarita Cupcakes

The gummy worm margarita is so delectable it has a dessert to match. Frosted vanilla cupcakes get a margarita-inspired update with this genius recipe. Sorry kids, these tequila-tinged treats are for adults only.

Lavender Margarita



A calming take on the fun cocktail, the lavender margarita contains lavender simple syrup. Garnish the drink with dried lavender for a classy touch.

Frozen Margie-Cadorita

Frozen Margie-Cadorita Cocktail

Frozen Margie-Cadorita Cocktail

A frozen Margie-Cadorita, different and fun take on a margarita, goes perfectly with guacamole and tortilla chips. Add lime and avocado garnish to highlight essential ingredients.

This margarita, which boasts a helping of fresh avocado, is best served with guacamole and tortilla chips.

Key Lime Margarita Pie

Spiked Key Lime Margarita Pie

Spiked Key Lime Margarita Pie

Start a new holiday tradition with this refreshing meal-ender that pairs a homemade pretzel and graham cracker crust with the flavors of lime, tequila and orange liquer. Get the recipe: http://www.hgtv.com/holidays-and-entertaining/key-lime-margarita-pie/index.html

Photo by: Carrie-Anne Gonzalez

Carrie-Anne Gonzalez

You’re guaranteed a slam-dunk by pairing any margarita with a slice of this key lime margarita pie. The delicious pie also serves as the perfect way to cap off a southwestern meal.


DIY Tile Coasters

Colorful Tray Made From Mexican Tiles

Colorful Tray Made From Mexican Tiles

Reinforce the design and style of your deck with carefully curated details like these trays, which feature unique Mexican tiles and pair perfectly with our DIY tile coasters.

Photo by: Bethany Nauert; Styled By: Paige Geffen

Bethany Nauert; Styled By: Paige Geffen

As you enjoy your current margarita, create these Mexican tile coasters for the margaritas of your future. They’re adorable and super-easy to craft.

DIY Fiesta-Style Table Linens

Mexican-Inspired Place Setting

Mexican-Inspired Place Setting

Make your tabletop worthy of that gorgeous margarita by creating these colorful, fiesta-inspired table linens. The fun, bright colors are perfect for spring’s upcoming arrival.

Throw a Fiesta-Style Cocktail Party

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Host a festive cocktail party, featuring spicy Mexican flavors and your favorite margarita recipe. A color palette of hot pink, tangerine and sky blue sets the perfect tone for a sizzling south-of-the-border soiree.

Raise the Bar

Welcome guests with sweet mango margaritas served in a clear decanter that's large enough for a crowd. Add lots of fun color with paper-flower garlands, shockingly pink glassware and a massive display of gladiolas.

Pop a Top

Transport guests to a sunny beach by serving Mexican beer and sparkling water, all topped off with a twist of lime. For a laid-back presentation (and to make things easy on the host), display in a bucket filled with ice so guests can help themselves.

Bite by Bite

The only thing better than tacos are miniature tacos. A variety of fillings and taco shells can be prepared ahead of time, then quickly assembled right before guests arrive.

La Musica

To take this party over the top, invite a Spanish guitarist or mariachi musician to make a surprise entrance. The ambiance and conversation are instantly lifted by the sounds of light strumming, serenading guests late into the night.

Room for Dessert

Bring out a delectable dulce de leche cake just before sunset. Traditionally Latin and super sweet, the five-layer cake topped with raspberries is a beautiful treat for partygoers.

Batter Up!

Not only does a pinata add a colorful focal point for fiesta decor, it instantly transforms cocktail hour into a family-friendly affair. Guests of all ages will have a blast swinging away, since after all, who doesn't love candy?

Shake 'Em Up

Nothing says "fiesta" like bright, noise-making maracas. Tossed into a wicker basket and tied together with tags reading "Shake Responsibly," these create a punchy decorative element and a fun favor for partygoers to take home.

One Last Thing

Since this party overflowed with treats, why not end the evening with just one more takeaway? Delicious pralines sealed in translucent bags reading "Muchas Gracias" are sure to send guests home on a sweet note.

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