It's Friday and also National Margarita Day so if you plan on celebrating, here are some award-winning Margarita recipes that you can try and make at home!

Classic Margarita

From International Bartender's Association!

1 1/4 oz tequila
2/3 oz of Cointreau or Triple Sec
1/2 oz of lemon or lime juice
salt for rimming

Rub the rim of the glass with the lime slice to make the salt stick to it. Shake the other ingredients with ice, then carefully pour into the glass (taking care not to dislodge any salt). Garnish and serve over ice.

 

Jalapeño Margarita

The Food Network spices things up!!

1 thin slice of jalapeño
1 handful of celery leaves
6 oz fresh lime juice
1 spoonful of confectioners' sugar
16 oz tequila
8 oz orange liquer
salt for rimming

Make a big batch of margaritas with a twist. Pulse the jalapeno, celery leaves, fresh lime juice and sugar in a blender. Mix with tequila and orange liqueur in a pitcher; chill. Serve on the rocks in salt-rimmed glasses.

 

Mango Margarita

A flavored margarita from Taste of Romance.

1 1/4 cups of cubed Mango
6 oz Tequila
6 oz Sour Mix
2 oz Triple Sec
ice

Pour your liquids into the blender then the cubed mango. Blend for 10-15 seconds. Now add the ice and blend for another 30+ seconds.

Rim the glass with the cocoa rimmer. Combine all ingredients in a shaker full of ice and pour into a glass.

 

Check out Dave and his wife Elizabeth's favorite Margarita recipe!