Great Mexican Margarita Recommendations

Invented in 1945, the margarita was the creation of Mexican-American Francisco Morales. He named it after his restaurant, which was named after his wife. And while the margarita is famous in its own right as such a ubiquitous drink, it was also a vehicle to boost the Mexican tequila industry, which continues to boom in the USA.

Baja Mex Grill considers margaritas and our very own bajaritas as some of our most popular offerings at the bar. Few people know that the margarita, with all its modern varieties and customizations, was initially a simple concoction of tequila, Cointreau, and lime, with a rim of salt around the glass. This combination spawned hundreds of different variants enjoyed around the world.

Now with summer in full swing, it’s only fitting to use this season to celebrate a true, refreshing Mexican-American invention by finding some great Mexican margarita recipes to try.

The Authentic Margarita

There are so many varieties of margarita that it’s difficult to pinpoint what is considered an authentic one. Hispanic food experts offer a simple but classic Mexican margarita mix so you can enjoy it in its best form.

The recipe calls for Blanco tequila, orange liqueur (or Cointreau), a good amount of freshly squeezed lime juice, and agave syrup for sweetening.

Though every recipe will offer a proportion, you’re always invited to mix it to your tastes. You can add as much tequila or orange liqueur to your liking. And remember that traditionally, the drink should be served in that eponymous, salt-rimmed margarita glass.

Coconut Margarita

The recipe starts with coconut water sugar syrup, a 1:1/2 ratio of coconut water to granulated sugar that is heated, mixed, and cooled before mixing the drink. Then, you’ll need tequila, Goya crema de coco, and two limes’ worth of juice.

When some people think of Mexico, they think of beaches. This margarita is the ideal callback to that. It has the sourness of the traditional margarita’s limes paired with coconut water’s natural sweetness and creaminess. You can serve it in a glass rimmed with salt or sugar, depending on your preference.

Mango Margarita & Chamoy

This margarita is ideal for the celebrations of Cinco de Mayo as it has so many components that it’s like a party on its own.

It calls for three large mangos, sugar, Tajin seasoning, Silver tequila, Triple sec, water, and chamoy. The sugar is mixed with the Tajin seasoning, which is then used to create the rim around the glass. It’s topped off with tamarind straws.

The result is a fruity, spicy, and tart concoction to get the celebratory mood going.

The Perfect Margarita

The Perfect is a classic recipe combined with premium ingredients, creating a strong upgrade from the original combination. Using Silver Patron tequila, Cointreau, Patron Citronge, and sugar syrup, you can make a margarita that showcases the original mix in its most refined form. And best of all, you don’t have to make it yourself. Baja Mex Grill offers it right at the bar.

Our menu features some of the best Mexican flavors right in the heart of Grapevine, Texas. Our bajaritas are new twists to the classic cocktails. And they cater to all flavor profiles.

Come by for a drink and a meal or see what we’re serving up.