While it’s true that you can’t really go wrong with a classic Margarita, it’s our experience that most bartenders, professional or otherwise, have attention spans that don’t last much longer than a single drink. Once you’ve gotten a recipe down, where’s the fun in doing the same thing again?
We have that restlessness to thank for the explosion of inventive new cocktail recipes over the last two decades, and probably more than a few nights full of questionable decisions like, “don’t worry, I bet I’ll get the proportions right the sixth time.”
That’s why we’ve put together this list of fantastic Margarita variations: to celebrate the creativity of bartenders the world over who have fallen in love with this timeless recipe. In the immortal words of Socrates, “the unexplored cocktail is not worth drinking.” Or something like that.